I downloaded vmplayer 6.0 and have been using it for a couple of weeks
now just fine.
Today I got a message that Fedora 19 had some updates so I did the updates.
When I try to execute vmplayer it wants to compile new modules, but
fails on the vmnet module.
2014-03-06T12:14:59.763-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Extracting the vmnet
source from "/usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmnet.tar".
2014-03-06T12:14:59.768-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Successfully extracted
the vmnet source.
2014-03-06T12:14:59.768-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Building module with
command "/usr/bin/make -j8 -C /tmp/modconfig-3n6816/vmnet-only
2014-03-06T12:15:01.438-06:00| vthread-3| W110: Failed to build vmnet.
Failed to execute the build command.
I found this on the web:
When I tried to apply that patch a lot of patches failed to apply. The
date on that page is Aug 14.
I just installed vmplayer from vmware a couple of weeks ago from this site:
Which shows a date of:
# Binary DetailsVMware Player and Player Plus for Linux 64-bit operating
systems. Enter a license key into the VMware Player user interface to
enable the VMware Player Plus features.
# File NameVMware-Player-6.0.1-1379776.x86_64.bundle
# Build Number1379776
# Release Date2013-10-24
# CHECKSUMSMD5SUM: fe1354b05c7d0ce1839320ab21222df5
# SHA1SUM: 8a734c7c5d02e7e94a920337ad6ab58c3301b0be
So, I am thinking that vmware has applied the previous fixes, since they
seemed to work just a couple of weeks ago without those patches.
Like I said this was working fine after I installed this vmplayer a
couple of weeks ago and only after doing a Fedora update am I now seeing
My current kernel is:
# uname -a
Linux unknownF46D04B04638 3.13.5-101.fc19.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Feb 25
21:25:32 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Has anyone run into this problem with vmplayer ?
To those running firewalld as opposed to the older iptables static
firewall setup, FC20, what do you use for stopping anti brute force or
port knockings on your systems? I use to use fail2ban but it appears
it does not work with firewalld.
Sometimes when I start my laptop (with Intel card) Gnome doesn't start
as it should, icons are in the wrong position (I mean that the top panel
is sitting on the right and I get the wheel on the bottom left angle of
Any idea?? should I file a bug against Gnome??
Linux Fedora F20 (Heisenbug) on Acer 5720
What do y'all consider the most efficient network file system? NFS? SMB?
I've been doing a lot of file transfers across the network, and have
been, well, less than impressed with the performance of NFS.
I haven't set up a samba server yet (and I wasn't sure the SMB protocol
itself would support hard links, even if the underlying file system did).
SFTP seems like it would put too much of a load on the CPU with the
encryption, and in fact, I almost cooked an RPi by transferring stuff
through SFTP and SSHFS.
What am I forgetting about?
Systems Engineer at Large
Fedora QA Team Volunteer FAS: dmossor IRC: danofsatx
San Antonio, Texas, USA
I need to extract the name of a parent directory, not the whole path.
Combinations of dirname and cut didn't get me anywhere.
Given this: (the ... indicates that I don't know the dir depth)
How would I extract this:
TIA to all takers :)
I did the usual yum update today and after a reboot I found my desktop
all messed and not functioning: the icons on the preferred applications
bar were all stick to each other without the usual border around them,
the search functionality wasn't working, the buttons on the applications
screen weren't visible, and other weird things.
I did a yum history undo, it failed to downgrade some packages
(wondering why since I updated few minutes before) but luckily it
restored the right package and the desktop is working again.
I think that the culprit is hicolor-icon-theme, before opening a bug, do
someone else experienced the same issue ?
For reference, the updated packages are these:
After the downgrade, I did an upgrade again excluding hicolor-icon-theme
(seems to the only relevant package here) and the desktop is still
working. My guess is that something in there messed everything.
The ISP will not permit any web frameworks at all and will not install
Rails, or Laravel for php. Will not install Ruby 1.9.3 or Ruby 2.n so am
forced to Ruby 1.8.7.
Is is possible to run a small web site generated in Ruby on Rails
without having Rails on the server?, or one generated in Laravel for PHP
without Laravel installed. If so how?
Changing ISP is not an option.
Thank you for any insights.
is there some sort of overview of all the fonts that are included in
There are quite a few, most of them not installed, with unknown
looks. It would be nice to see screenshots to get an idea about what all
these mysterious fonts look like.
Fedora release 20 (Heisenbug)
I just did one of those 1000-pending updates on my Fedora 20 installation, and suddenly Firefox is no longer working. It worked fine before. When I run it from console, I see the error:
(process:13166): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_slice_set_config: assertion 'sys_page_size == 0' failed
This happens both with the installed firefox using yum, as well as when I remove firefox and download the binary from mozilla.com.
A search on the internet suggests that the error message was benign and not related to the problem when it popped up in an ubuntu forum a couple of months ago.
Does anybody know if this is a common problem?