I will leave this answer here in case it might help someone else.
I've experience frequent freezes and hangs both on host (Ubuntu 19) and guest (Centos 7) while using VMware. I do not know what is the problem and I did not find a solution on any forum. I am using a Dell Xps 9570.
The freezes stopped when I deactivated "Virtualization Engine" options. Go to ...
I was able to solve the issue after some workarounds.Here is how i was able to fix this issue:
Issue:Black screen after yum update/install.
Result: black screen with only pointer.GNOME CRASH.
- After yum install/upgrade gnome crashed.
- Logged in to run level 5 , in removed the gnome by yum groupremove gnome-desktop.
- Installed ...
Quite accidentally, I've bumped into this post. And after executing vmware-user-suid-wrapper host-guest copy&paste started to work! So, It looks like all is ok, but this feature is not turned on automatically. Really strange, isn't it?
re-mount /dev/sda to /media/sda as rw
edit fstab to use /media/sda instead of /media/usb
re-run setup-lbu to use sda
re-run setup-apkcache to use /media/sda/cache
run lbu ci
Background and longer answer:
Apparently alpine mounts the available partitions (and r/o at that) before /etc/fstab is parsed. And in case an fstab entry overlaps with one of ...
If you're using a Debian-related distribution, installing Gnome probably brought in the libraries the open-vm-tools-desktop package depends on... and since open-vm-tools suggests open-vm-tools-desktop, it probably got installed alongside Gnome as soon as its dependencies were satisfied.
You could have told the package manager to install just open-vm-tools-...