[K]Ubuntu – Vmware server console only starts as root

If Vmware console seems to die if running as the normal [K]Ubuntu user it might be a permission issue on the vmware preferences file.

Just open a shell on your home directory and change directory to .vmware (note there is a . at the beginning).

Check the owner and group of the preferences file. If it’s not belong to your user, just run the command sudo chown user:group preferences where user and group is your user and group.

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2 thoughts on “[K]Ubuntu – Vmware server console only starts as root

  1. Can anyone tell how to fix this in fedora9? I got this:

    [root@jmartinez jmartinez]# ls -lh .vmware/
    total 8,0K
    -rw-rw-r– 1 jmartinez jmartinez 73 ene 27 10:48 favorites.vmls
    -rw——- 1 jmartinez jmartinez 2,7K ene 27 17:43 preferences

    I would appreciate it 🙂

    • If your user is jmartinez, it looks right.

      The only difference is on the favorits.vmls file that should haveonly read on the group settings.

      The command chmod g-w favorites.vmls will put the group with read only access.

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