Running 32bit applications on 64bit Ubuntu

After upgrading to 64bit Ubuntu 11.04, I wasn’t able to get some applications to work and was getting a very cryptic error nullin@null-in:/work$ p4 bash: /build/bin/p4: No such file or directorynullin@null-in:/work$ p4 bash: /build/bin/p4: No such file or directory Even though /build/bin/p4 exists, on running the command, the system was complaining that the file doesn’t […]

VMware Workstation 7.1.4, Ubuntu 11.04 and Unity

Three days back I installed Ubuntu 11.04 Beta onto my work machine. I tried getting Workstation to work but it kept crashing. In Unity session, it would start up and even start the VMs but would keep crashing on trying to switch to the VM console. In gnome session workstation would startup, switch to console […]

VMware Player and Ubuntu 8.10 keyboard mapping issues

Yesterday I installed VMware Workstation 6.5 on my fresh install of Ubuntu 8.10. After powering on a Windows XP vm, I realized that I could not use the arrow keys properly. On hitting the left arrow key, start menu was being displayed and other arrow keys had similar issues. Also, using VMware player was completely […]

VMware player on Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron)

I recently upgraded my office computer from Gusty to Hardy and VMware player stopped working for me. I looked around a bit and found a nice step-by-step guide to get it up and running. Here are the steps: cd /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source cp vmmon.tar vmmon.tar.orig sudo tar xvf vmmon.tar cd vmmon-only/include/ sudo vi vcpuset.h change line 74 […]