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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