Server Move

by on Mar.17, 2014, under VMware, WWW

All web sites have been moved back to the old VM.

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Linux VMware Workstation Slow Mouse/Menu Draw

by on May.30, 2013, under Linux, VMware

Older PCs running Linux within VMware Workstation may have slow mouse movements and GUI screen/menu draws.

Disable “Accelerate 3D graphics” under
VM -> Settings -> Hardware -> Display -> 3D graphics

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TPVMLPD: Device type not supported

by on Jun.28, 2011, under Linux, VMware
Linux virtual machine reports the error: TPVMLPD: Device type not supported


  • Virtual machine running Linux reports the error:TPVMLPD: Device type not supported


This error is reported when the TPVMLPD process is running on the Linux virtual machine. TPVMLPD is a thinprint daemon that is installed with VMware Tools.
To resolve this issue, you must stop the TPVMLPD daemon by modifying the vmware-tools startup script.
To modify the vmware-tools startup script:
  1. Take a backup of the vmware-tools startup script using the command:cp /etc/init.d/vmware-tools /etc/init.d/vmware-tools.backup
  2. Open the /etc/init.d/vmware-tools script using a text editor. For example, to open the script using the vi editor, run this command:vi /etc/init.d/vmware-tools
  3. Comment this entry:#/usr/bin/tpvmlpd
  4. Run this command to restart VMware Tools:/etc/init.d/vmware-tools restart

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VMware vCenter Server Upgrade

by on Jul.20, 2009, under VMware

If moving a host to a new VMware vCenter Server produces this error:
Failed to install the VirtualCenter Agent service.
Login failed due to a bad username or password.

Do this at the host:
service mgmt-vmware restart

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