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How to enable middle touchpad button in VMware which has Fedora/Mate as a guest?

My company laptop has been replaced. I moved from Precision 7730 (which had 3 physical touchpad buttons) to Precision 7680 which doesn't have any touchpad button, and I really miss them. My host is ...
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SSH from OpenSSH 9 to OpenSSH 5 protocol 2 fails: “illegal argument”

I'm trying to connect from a VMware ESXi 8 machine to a VMware ESXi 5 machine to transfer all the virtual machines.  The problem is that ssh doesn't connect.  The old machine has OpenSSH 5 and the new ...
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E: Package 'sshpass' has no installation candidate(not able to install sshpass in linux)

sudo apt-get install sshpass Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... Done Reading state information... Done Package sshpass is not available, but is referred to by another package. ...
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vmnet kernel module blacklist not working

I am trying to uninstall VMware Workstation completely to re-install it on my Debian system (due to an issue I faced regarding vmnet, preventing my NAT or bridge networks from attaching to my VMs). I ...
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LVM extend filesystem based on increasing existing disk size

before couple months we extend root XFS filesystem partition size ( it was only 20G ) by adding the VMDK sdi disk and increase the root filesystem by +100G [root@DB_OP_SERVER ~]# pvcreate /dev/sdi ...
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How to increase the hard disk space of thin provisioning virtual machine?

Created thin provisioning VM (Suse Linux) with 100 GB hard disk. Now due to space requirements, I need to increase the size to 200GB. Can someone please tell me how to increase the space of the "/...
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dpkg error grub-efi-amd64-signed

I am currently facing a perplexing issue while attempting to install DragonOS on VMWare, and despite several efforts, I have been unable to resolve the error outlined below. I have performed a fresh ...
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How do you install VirtualBox and VMWare on Chromebook's Linux Virtual Machine (Debian/Bullseye)?

I want to install VMWare or VirtualBox on my HP Chromebook x360's Linux Virtual Environment (Debian 11 Bullseye). The problem is that I do not know how to install it and I feel like I am missing a few ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.3 Problem | Reached target Cloud-init target.scripts.=/var/lib/cloud/seed/nocloud-net] [dsmode=net]. UP

Problem: Ubuntu 18.04.3 Reached target Cloud-init target.scripts.=/var/lib/cloud/seed/nocloud-net] [dsmode=net]. UP Hello Smart People, we have a Seafile Server running on Ubuntu. This Server is ...
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What is the command to change the 'System clock synchronized:' setting from 'no' to 'yes' in photon os

I have a VM running Photon OS 3.0. NTP is not configured and it is using the hardware clock. It has fallen out of sync. The hardware clock hwclock is in sync with the hypervisor time, but when I run ...
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Debian VM shows incorrect RAM size after reducing it in VMWare

I have a Linux VM running Debian 12.1. Initially, I allocated 16GB of RAM to it. However, I've since realized that I don't actually need that much memory, and 8GB should suffice. I powered down the ...
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Resize the screen resolution in cli sessions under debian

Lot of times I work with various debian virtual machine directly in the vmware console. This is what it looks like It is possible to resize the monitor screen like from 800x600 to 1024x768 or greater ...
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Before you can run VMware several modules must be compiled (vmmon and vmnet)

I just restarted my Pop!_OS and when trying to open vmware it says I have to compile several modules. It then goes onto trying to compile vmmon and vmnet, which fails. and gives me an error log file. ...
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How do I create a windows server vm on existing linux server running cPanel?

I have a web server running Almalinux and cPanel (LAMP Stack). We need to run a new web app created with ASP.net and SQL Server on the same server and according to our research, there is no way to do ...
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Rocky Linux 9, NFS mount issues to ESXi hosts after conversions from Centos, NFS-Common is listed

Rocky Linux 9.2 [root@mediastore8 nfs]# uname -r 5.14.0-284.25.1.el9_2.x86_64 I have upgraded/converted this box from a long running Centos system. No hardware or other environment changes. I have 3 ...
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Why ubuntu 18 not booting inder vmware?

Image imported from AZURE and converted to VMWARE. Booting stop after few seconds. Can't understanding why... Very long loading "random:" and no loading more.
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'lsusb' and 'lsusb -t' show different results

Having a problem with a USB device on my ESXi 7.0 host, I opened a console and started playing with lsusb: [root@localhost:~] lsusb Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0e0f:8003 VMware, Inc. Root Hub Bus 001 ...
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Connecting 2 vm having ubuntu on same device

I have a window laptop where i have installed 2 ubuntu VM's on VMWARE workstation 17 player. I have downloaded apache on one Virtual machine and DNS on the other. I have a website on ubuntu having ...
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virtual machine not connecting to iso file

Several times I have fired up VMWare Workstation player to run Ubuntu and the error I am getting is this: Error while powering on: VMWare Player cannot connect to the virtual machine. Make sure you ...
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What folder do I choose in the VMware kernel module updater?

When I run vmware in Kali Linux, this keeps showing up: I have kernel headers for version 6.3.0-kali1-amd64. What path do I use? When I choose a folder, this shows up: I looked up the answers online ...
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About enabling the virtualization capabilities of vmware within a virtual machine program

I'm going to install windows in centos using a virtual machine program. So I checked [Virtualize Intel VT-x/EPT/or AMD-V/RVI] in the virtual machine settings. However, when you run the virtual machine,...
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VMware Workstation player 17 not using host memory, stops with 2GB

i just install VMware Workstation player 17 and setup a Windows 10 VM with 4 core CPU and 5GB of Memory, But when the VM turned on it only takes 2GB of host memory and Windows 10 Task Manager shows ...
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Adding new hard disk to a RHEL9 virtual machine

It's my first post here, so forgive me if I don't provide enough info. I'm also a beginner Linux user as well. At the moment I'm going through Sander Van Vugt's RHCSA RHEL 9 course and I'm fairly ...
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How to extract stdout of command as variable in ansible playbook

I am trying to install docker credential store with pass on a VM using Ansible here is the part of the credential store's code in the playbook.yaml However, the problem is I try to export the gpg key ...
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xrandr with vmware freezes ubuntu display

When using xrandr to add and set a new display resolution, the display freezes on the new resolution. There is another question/answer that is nearly identical accept that they are referring to intel ...
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Arp-scan or netdiscover cannot see VMWare machine

I am running Kali Linux in a dual boot laptop. I have VMWare player installed and I am running some machines to practice pentesting. I am given the IP adress for the VMWare machine. So then I was told ...
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How to change the NTP servers that the VMware Esxi hypervisor uses?

I am trying to change the NTP servers that the VMware Esxi hypervisor uses. The system I am using is: [root@machine:~] esxcli system version get Product: VMware ESXi Version: 6.0.0 Build: ...
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Setting VM disk modes from the command line in VMware

When patching a RHEL host you want to snapshot only its OS disks. We have several hosts which have dozens of extra disk we want to exclude from the snapshot. The recommended way is to set the disk ...
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vm-tools: copy/paste not working or incorrect scaling

I newbie with Linux. Just installed Mint in a virtual machine (VMware) and get a problem with vm-tools: When switching between fullscreen and windowed, the screen scale resets to 200% (I need 150% for ...
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Disk Usage Analyzer Shows 100% After Expanding VMWare Hard Disk

I expanded my Hard Disk on my VMWare for this machine to 80GB, installed GParted and expanded the partition. But Disk Analyzer is still showing 100% usage. When I run fdisk -l the output is: Disk /...
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Debian server with high cpu usage

I have a map server with Geoserver on a Debian in which I have OpenJDK 8, Tomcat 9 and Elasticsearch installed but from time to time this server hangs due to excessive use of CPU. I have reviewed the ...
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RHEL Login error in VMware

I am trying to start my virtual machine (RHEL 8) in my VMware but it displays this error Previously I tried to unmount a newly added virtual HD which worked fine But in lsblk -f it was still mounted ...
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How to fix disk size after interrupting the "lvextend" command for a logical volume?

Hi, I am using a Linux distribution - Cent OS 6.10, if the OS version is not allowed here, please notify me and I'll delete this post, Thanks. My logical volume seems to happen error as follows: The ...
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How to connect 2 VMware instance running on same Linux host machine via emulated ethernet cable (accessible via mac address)?

I have a host machine running Linux (ubuntu-18.04). There I have 2 VMware instances configured and the network is configured via NAT. I can ping from VM1 to VM2 (and vice-versa) via their local IPs ...
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Can't find Appstream and BaseOs folders in RHEL-8-7-0-BaseOS-x86_64

Im running Rhel 8 on my VMware Workstation 15 Pro. For some reason I'm not able to see the Appstream and Baseos folders When I tried running the yum repolist command, it displayed the 2 repositories ...
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move files to a linux guest vm on vmware using virtual floppy image of vmrc

Consider a situation where I need to copy a file into a linux VM running on Vmware with no network access (i.e can't SSH), but with VMRC access. As we need to support other kinds of virtualization ...
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How to install VMWare Workstation 16 on Fedora Silverblue 36

I'm trying to follow this guide on installing VMWare Workstation 16 on Fedora 36. I'm using Fedora Silverblue, however, and I'm running into several issues. I first tried using Distrobox to create a ...
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How to disallow ssh jumps

I'm looking for a method to disallow users to use a particular Debian 10.10 host as an SSH jump host. I want to stop them from connecting with SSH from this host. In /etc/ssh/sshd_config I have ...
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Troubles with VMWare: VM not booting "Started Update UTMP about System Runlevel Changes."

I'm trying to open a virtual machine with vmware but I'm facing the following problem: [] The VM does not start. The other virtual machines I have can be easily opened with vmware. I don't know how to ...
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Mouse disappears while using Barrier (client PopOs)

I'm running Pop-os 22.04 LTS on my laptop and Windows 11 on my computer and I've been trying to set up mouse and keyboard share with Barrier (my Windows PC as a server and my POP OS laptop as a Client)...
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How to disable time sync in a VMware shared folder?

My Windows 10 desktop has VMware. To set past time in VMware, I disabled sync options as described here: https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1189 I just tried to set the date to past time in VMware. And ...
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SMBus Host Controller not enables

i got this error when i starting up kali linux on vmware [ 1.1709975] piix4_smbus 0000:00:07.3: SMBus Host Controller not enabled! BusyBox v1.35.0 (Debian 1:1.35.0-2) built-in shell (ash) Enter '...
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Devices On My Network Appear As VMware, Inc - Why?

When I use Netdiscover on Kali Linux, it shows all my devices Brand as VMWare, Inc, why? Not just that, but the same happens when I use Nmap, Zenmap, net.show with Bettercap, nothing seems to show ...
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how to know if we need more CPU cores on our Linux server

we have the following Linux red-hat VM servers details , ( each server include application that runs under docker containers ) Linux redhat version - 7.6 number of CPU cores - 16 and we are suspect ...
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On Linux, is it possible to know if disk size was changed without rescanning the disk?

After changing a disk size in VMware (for example increasing it by 10 more GB), the next step is to rescan it in Linux so that kernel identifies this size change. For this we use this command: echo 1&...
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How do I execute a simple "apt-get update and upgrade" script using a crontab job?

I created update.sh as following: #!/bin/bash sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade echo "Updated Successfully! and created the following crontab job to run this script ...
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Can't access any repository on ParrotOS

I am running this VM on VMware and have never had this many issues. I have internet access. I have searched through forums for the past two days trying to find any solution but none seem to be working ...
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How to upgrade and set default kernel on CentOS Stream

This is a virtual machine (vmware) on vCenter Current Kernel 3.10.0-862.el7.x86_64 [root@stage ~]# uname -a Linux stage.dsr.FILTERED.net 3.10.0-862.el7.x86_64 #1 SMP Fri Apr 20 16:44:24 UTC 2018 ...
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On Linux Mint host, my Windows 10 VM isn't passing through audio

My Windows 10.0 19044 is a physical installation I like to VM into, however even with VMWare Tools installed, it's not passing through audio. When I launch into the physical installation, there is ...
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Linux Guest OS: open-vm-tools installed but not running, Restart VMWare Tools Greyed out

I'm trying to figure out if my VMWare tools is running and some of the solutions I found online aren't quite working. If I look at apt list --installed | grep vm I see open-vm-tools-desktop/kali-...
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