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Bug 396431

Summary: app-emulation/vmware-workstation- - segfault in
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Anthony Boynes <aboynes>
Component: Current packagesAssignee: Gentoo VMWare Bug Squashers [disabled] <vmware+disabled>
Severity: normal    
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: x86   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---
Attachments: Results of emerge --info

Description Anthony Boynes 2011-12-29 17:08:24 UTC
Whenever I try to run vmware-workstation-, it starts to load and then exits.  Dmesg shows a segfault with when it dies.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Click on VMware Workstation icon
2.  Appears to be attempting to load for about 2 seconds
3.  Exits with no displayed error message
Actual Results:  
VMware Workstation fails to load.

Expected Results:  
GUI for vmware workstation should load, and I should be able to access my VMs.

It was working fine.  Noticed the problem after not using vmware for about a week, after a number of updates had been applied.  I tried reverting back to a previous stable version of nvidia-drivers, but this did not help.
Comment 1 Anthony Boynes 2011-12-29 17:10:31 UTC
Created attachment 297319 [details]
Results of emerge --info
Comment 2 Anthony Boynes 2011-12-29 17:13:41 UTC
dmesg error:

vmware[4019]: segfault at 0 ip   (null) sp bfaa9dec error 14 in[b3d26000+1b9f000]
Comment 3 Jeroen Roovers (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2011-12-29 17:14:06 UTC
Please post the output of the command while run from a shell.
Comment 4 Anthony Boynes 2011-12-29 17:20:27 UTC
The icon points to /opt/vmware/bin/vmware, which does not return any output when run from a terminal session.
Comment 5 Jeroen Roovers (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2011-12-29 17:45:02 UTC
So can you run a gdb backtrace on that?
Comment 6 Anthony Boynes 2011-12-29 18:43:30 UTC
$ gdb /opt/vmware/bin/vmware
GNU gdb (Gentoo 7.2 p1) 7.2
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There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.  Type "show copying"
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This GDB was configured as "i686-pc-linux-gnu".
For bug reporting instructions, please see:
Reading symbols from /opt/vmware/bin/vmware...(no debugging symbols found)...done.
(gdb) run
Starting program: /opt/vmware/bin/vmware 
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]

Program exited with code 0377.
(gdb) bt
No stack.
Comment 7 Andreas K. Hüttel archtester gentoo-dev 2013-06-23 13:16:00 UTC
Is this still a problem?
Comment 8 Andreas K. Hüttel archtester gentoo-dev 2013-10-22 21:40:23 UTC
(In reply to Andreas K. Hüttel from comment #7)
> Is this still a problem?

Seems not.