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VMWare Fusion 2.x causes Ubuntu printing failure

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I’d already upgraded my Windows x86 instances to 2.x on my Mac Book Pro but hadn’t got around to Ubuntu until today. The upgrade went fine, and VMWare Tools compilation succeeded and kernel reports were normal. Unfortunately, CUPS (Common Unix Printing Service) fails to start correctly and there doesn’t appear to be any way to fix it without changing the VMWare Fusion libraries. It appears to be a bug introduced by VMWare Tools. I’ve updated my Ubuntu VMWare printer set up steps to note it. If you’ve got a fix for the problem, let me know.


Written by maclochlainn

October 27, 2008 at 2:22 am

Posted in Mac, VMWare

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A Quick 64 bit Update

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Over the last month I’ve built a number of test environments. Specifically, working with 64 bit OS. I’ve found a number of quirks.

Pet peeves include: (1) The Microsoft patching progrm auto detects x64 and chooses to install IE x64 when Flash is 32 bit and inoperable with 64 bit browsers; (2) VMWare Workstation disallows installation of 64 bit OS when running on Vista Home x64 (appears to require Vista Business or Ultimate); and (3) the work arounds required to install Oracle XE on Ubuntu x64.

A bright note is how slick VMWare Fusion manages installation on a Mac over VMWare Workstation on Windows or Linux. Perhaps those features will be in the next release.

Written by maclochlainn

July 26, 2008 at 7:08 pm