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VMware – Another Update – 15.5.6 – Fails with Kernel 5.7 – Fix Available. — 4 Comments

  1. I’ve applied the patch but:

    I’m running VMware 15.5.6 on Linux 5.7.7 (Fedora). Applying the patch successfully allowed VMware to run (thanks!), however I’ve found that Drag&Drop only works one way. I can drag from Host to Guest fine, but attempting to drag or copy from Guest to Host produces an error such as:

    Error when getting information for file “/Hj1Ipo/asdf.txt”: No such file or directory

    The directory indicated does not exist and seems to be randomly generated. This was just a test “txt” file on the guest desktop.

    I get the same error from both Linux and Windows Guests, although the non-existant directory changes.

  2. I’ve posted the following to the Patch developer on https://github.com/mkubecek/vmware-host-modules/issues/66

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    I’m running VMware 15.5.6 on Linux 5.7.7 (Fedora). Applying the patch successfully allowed VMware to run (thanks!), however I’ve found that Drag&Drop only works one way. I can drag from Host to Guest fine, but attempting to drag or copy from Guest to Host produces an error such as:

    Error when getting information for file “/Hj1Ipo/asdf.txt”: No such file or directory

    The directory indicated does not exist and seems to be randomly generated. This was just a test “txt” file on the guest desktop.

    I get the same error from both Linux and Windows Guests, although the non-existant directory changes.

    … It looks like “Shared Folders” also fail. Fortunately USB works.

    ————– more detail ———–

    It looks like Drag&Drop from a Linux guest generates a dynamic directory in {home}/.cache/vmware/drag_and_drop/pWMTEe with a copy of what’s being dragged.

    The error refers to No such file or directory for /{dynamic_directory}. Note the leading slash /.

    If I copy “{home}/.cache/vmware/drag_and_drop/pWMTEe” to “/pWMTEe” in the root directory and select “Try Again”, it finds the directory. It seems like there is an incorrect leading slash somewhere forcing an absolute path instead of a relative path.

    Strangely, a Windows Guest will Copy/Paste to the Linux Host but it won’t Drag&Drop. Linux Guests do neither.

  3. I posted the following to the patch developer at: https://github.com/mkubecek/vmware-host-modules/issues/66

    —————–

    I’m running VMware 15.5.6 on Linux 5.7.7 (Fedora). Applying the patch successfully allowed VMware to run (thanks!), however I’ve found that Drag&Drop only works one way. I can drag from Host to Guest fine, but attempting to drag or copy from Guest to Host produces an error such as:

    Error when getting information for file “/Hj1Ipo/asdf.txt”: No such file or directory

    The directory indicated does not exist and seems to be randomly generated. This was just a test “txt” file on the guest desktop.

    I get the same error from both Linux and Windows Guests, although the non-existant directory changes.

    … It looks like “Shared Folders” also fail. Fortunately USB works.

    ————– more detail ———–

    It looks like Drag&Drop from a Linux guest generates a dynamic directory in {home}/.cache/vmware/drag_and_drop/pWMTEe with a copy of what’s being dragged.

    The error refers to No such file or directory for /{dynamic_directory}. Note the leading slash /.

    If I copy “{home}/.cache/vmware/drag_and_drop/pWMTEe” to “/pWMTEe” in the root directory and select “Try Again”, it finds the directory. It seems like there is an incorrect leading slash somewhere forcing an absolute path instead of a relative path.

    Strangely, a Windows Guest will Copy/Paste to the Linux Host but it won’t Drag&Drop. Linux Guests do neither.

    ……………

    I’ll see if this one stays? Your Spam Processor keeps wiping my posts. I suspect it doesn’t like my dynamic email because it looks a little odd although it’s perfectly legitimate.

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