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Re: [SLE] VMware.
  • From: "Theo v. Werkhoven" <twe-suse.e@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2002 15:41:05 +0200
  • Message-id: <20020414154105.A2427@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sun, Apr 14, 2002 at 03:17:38PM +0200, Erik Jakobsen wrote:
> On Sunday 14 April 2002 12:40, Rachel Greenham wrote:
> > Erik Jakobsen wrote:
> > >Hi.
> > >
> > >I have installed the VMware 3.1 and Windows XP. It went ok, but after
> > > having had the power off, and on again I cannot get vmware up running
> > > using ALT F2 and typing vmware. I have installed it twice now, but
> > > something must be really wrong. Have not the problem using vmware 3.0.
> > >
> > >Any suggestions ??.
> >
> > First thing is try typing vmware into a terminal window (ie: konsole).
> > That way, you get to see any error messages it's reporting.
> >
> > Chances are vmware-config hasn't completed properly and the necessary
> > vmmon/vmnet services aren't running, or maybe are still running the old
> > versions.
>
> Here is what's happening typing vmware into a terminal window:
>
> eurit:~ # vmware
>
>
> VMware Workstation Error:
> Cannot open display.
> Failed to initialize user interface.
>
> Press "Enter" to continue...
>
> eurit:~ #

root doesn't get a DISPLAY (or .Xauthority cookie) by default on SuSE Linux.
Use a normal user account.

Theo
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