Archive for September 2011

My vmware workstation Archlinux Desktop

Host OS is Windows 7, running vmware workstation, and i’m 99% of the time in my ArchLinux virtual machine … and I love it.

Anyway, here is a screenshot of my current desktop, xfce4.

Archlinux – fixing vmware errors in log

 

 

When using open-vmware-tools, I was having the following errors reported every 30 seconds.
Below is how I fixed it.

[root@ArchLinux vmware-tools]# tail -f /var/log/messages.log
Sep 28 13:18:46 localhost vmsvc[696]: [ warning] [vmsvc] HostinfoOSData: Error: no distro file found
Sep 28 13:18:46 localhost vmsvc[696]: [ warning] [guestinfo] Failed to get OS info.
Sep 28 13:19:16 localhost vmsvc[696]: [ warning] [vmsvc] HostinfoReadDistroFile: Cannot work with empty file.
Sep 28 13:19:16 localhost vmsvc[696]: [ warning] [vmsvc] HostinfoReadDistroFile: Cannot work with empty file.
Sep 28 13:19:16 localhost vmsvc[696]: [ warning] [vmsvc] HostinfoOSData: Error: no distro file found
Sep 28 13:19:16 localhost vmsvc[696]: [ warning] [guestinfo] Failed to get OS info.
Sep 28 13:19:16 localhost vmsvc[696]: [ warning] [vmsvc] HostinfoReadDistroFile: Cannot work with empty file.
Sep 28 13:19:16 localhost vmsvc[696]: [ warning] [vmsvc] HostinfoReadDistroFile: Cannot work with empty file.
Sep 28 13:19:16 localhost vmsvc[696]: [ warning] [vmsvc] HostinfoOSData: Error: no distro file found
Sep 28 13:19:16 localhost vmsvc[696]: [ warning] [guestinfo] Failed to get OS info.

I simply put the following into a file located at:  /etc/release

ArchLinux Kernel 3.x

That stopped the error messages from showing up in /var/log/message.log