Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 432964
vmware will not start on kernel kernel-184.108.40.206-137.fc8
Last modified: 2008-02-18 09:40:15 EST
Description of problem:
I upgraded from kernel-220.127.116.11-115.fc8 to kernel-18.104.22.168-137.fc8 to close
the security problem with vmsplice. However, after doing this vmware will not
start with the error that it is unable to remove a callback handler from dbus
and then it give an error from dbus that the debug info is not installed. The
vmware-config.pl function works fine and the modules load.
Reverting back to kernel-22.214.171.124-115.fc8 allows vmware to work again.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Upgrade kernel
2. run vmware
vmware will not start
vmware should start
Tried with vmware 6.0.0 and 6.0.2, and got same results.
Marked as security sensitive since vmware doesn't run with the security fixed
Kevin, marking bug as security sensitive means that it will be accessible to
very small group of people (assignee and security team) and this should only be
used for bugs describing new security vulnerabilities. Are you ok with me
unrestricting this bug so that it has better changed to get further feedback
from other users?
Additionally, I've not seen similar issues on x86_64 with updated kernel.
I am fine with unrestricting the bug.
Can you please test with the i386 version of the kernel. I was able to duplicate
it after two reboots.
(In reply to comment #2)
> Can you please test with the i386 version of the kernel. I was able to duplicate
> it after two reboots.
Sorry, I not have i386 system available to test this quickly. Maybe some other
user may be experiencing similar issues...
Well crud, I rebooted again into 137 and vmware works fine now... maybe the
machine just needed anther kick... please close the ticket.