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    VMware Player 4.0.1 Released


    November 17, 2011

    VMWare Player 4.0.1 is released.


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    "What's New

    VMware Player 4.0.1 is a free update for all VMware Player 4 users. Highlights of VMware Player 4.0.1 functionality include:

    • Graphics performance and compatibility enhancements.
    • Ubuntu 11.10 is officially supported as a guest operating system.
    • Disk and memory management issues have been addressed.
    • Many customer-reported issues have been resolved.


    Resolved Issues

    The following issues are resolved in VMware Player 4.0.1.

    • Windows 7 guest installation failed after powering on the virtual machine with the error A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now.
    • VMware Tools failed with the message VMware Tools unrecoverable error.
    • VMware Tools failed to start in Fedora 15 guests.
    • An Ubuntu 11.10 guest crashed with a signal 11 error if you installed or upgraded VMware Tools.
    • On hosts with Nvidia GeForce and Quadro video cards, some of the clouds in the Unigine Heaven Benchmark application were drawn solid black.
    • Easy Install did not properly function on Ubuntu 11.10.
    • CD/DVD mount Linux.iso failed while installing VMware Tools in Ubuntu 11.10 guests.
    • The AltGr key was not working in an Ubuntu guest in Unity mode when the host and guest keyboards were both set to a layout that contained the AltGr key."


    VMware Player




    October 4, 2011


    VMware Player 4.0 is available. Changelog below.


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    This release of VMware Player adds the following new features and support.


    Installation Changes and Enhanced Keyboards

    The hardware requirements to install this version of Workstation have changed. Workstation now requires a relatively modern 64-bit CPU. See Installation Requirements for details.
    Virtual Hardware Improvements

    This version of Workstation includes many hardware improvements. To try new hardware features, you must upgrade the hardware version of your virtual machine or create a new virtual machine that uses the latest virtual hardware version.

    • The display technology has been changed to provide a better experience for Unity users and users who have multiple monitors. These changes also allow you to add a projector to your laptop without restarting your virtual machine.
    • Virtual machines can now support up to 64GB of memory. The host system should have more than 64GB of memory to use this feature.
    • An HD Audio device is available for Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2008, and Windows 2008 R2 guests. The HD Audio device is compatible with the RealTek ALC888 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio Codec.
    • USB 3.0 support is available for Linux guests running kernel version 2.6.35 or later (Ubuntu 10.10) through a new virtual xHCI USB controller. To enable this feature, add the following line to the .vmx file: usb_xhci.present = “true”. Do not enable this feature for Windows guests. Because Windows does not currently have a generic xHCI driver, this feature will not work in Windows.
    • Bluetooth devices on the host can now be shared with Windows guests. With the latest hardware version, Bluetooth devices that are paired to the host system radio are available to Windows guests and can be paired from within the guest. You should not pair Bluetooth audio devices, such as headphones, or Bluetooth input devices, such as keyboards and mice, to a guest.

    VMware Player 4.0

    VMware Player 4.0.0 - FileHippo.com
    Last edited by Airbot; 18 Nov 2011 at 02:56.

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    Thanks Aaron.

    I've not loaded up any VM stuff since my reload on the revo, so this looks a good place to start.
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    It still freezes up the Windows 8 64-bit VM on the required restart after I install the VMWare Tools for me though. The 32-bit Windows 8 works just fine though.

    Is it still doing this to you as well Aaron?
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    What OS did you set it up as, I tried win7 and it failed the install asking for a key.

    Edit - doesn't matter I've sorted it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    It still freezes up the Windows 8 64-bit VM on the required restart after I install the VMWare Tools for me though. The 32-bit Windows 8 works just fine though.

    Is it still doing this to you as well Aaron?
    I haven't tried it again, but I would assume it's the same outcome as the tools version, and the Player version is the same when I first tried it out, and hasn't been updated. So either VMware developers are still not aware of it, or they are and don't care to fix it at this time.


    Yeah, you need to setup as Win 7, and install OS later - make the VM/settings first.
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    I'm working on creating a tutorial now for how to install Windows 8 Developer Preview on VMWare. I'll just add a warning box to not install the VMWare Tools in the 64-bit Windows 8 VM.
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    I installed the 32bit and it feels a lot smoother than in vbox.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    It still freezes up the Windows 8 64-bit VM on the required restart after I install the VMWare Tools for me though. The 32-bit Windows 8 works just fine though.

    Is it still doing this to you as well Aaron?
    Hi there

    There is still a problem running this or vmwork station rel 8.0 on W8 x-64 -- you get some vmxdll type message.

    Works 100% fine however on W8 x-86 versions. Doesn't need a key ??? not sure how you installed the package.


    Th easiest way is to download the vmworkstation trial --the VMware player included doesn't expire.

    Cheers

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    VMWare Player 4.0.1 is released.


    information   Information
    "What's New

    VMware Player 4.0.1 is a free update for all VMware Player 4 users. Highlights of VMware Player 4.0.1 functionality include:

    • Graphics performance and compatibility enhancements.
    • Ubuntu 11.10 is officially supported as a guest operating system.
    • Disk and memory management issues have been addressed.
    • Many customer-reported issues have been resolved.


    Resolved Issues

    The following issues are resolved in VMware Player 4.0.1.

    • Windows 7 guest installation failed after powering on the virtual machine with the error A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now.
    • VMware Tools failed with the message VMware Tools unrecoverable error.
    • VMware Tools failed to start in Fedora 15 guests.
    • An Ubuntu 11.10 guest crashed with a signal 11 error if you installed or upgraded VMware Tools.
    • On hosts with Nvidia GeForce and Quadro video cards, some of the clouds in the Unigine Heaven Benchmark application were drawn solid black.
    • Easy Install did not properly function on Ubuntu 11.10.
    • CD/DVD mount Linux.iso failed while installing VMware Tools in Ubuntu 11.10 guests.
    • The AltGr key was not working in an Ubuntu guest in Unity mode when the host and guest keyboards were both set to a layout that contained the AltGr key."


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