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#111 DnD From Host to Guest Fails

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nobody
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2011-12-12
2011-07-26
Sean
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When trying to drag and drop a file from the Host operating system to the guest, I get the following error message:

Error stating file '/proc/fs/vmblock/mountPoint/cdd623db/filename'
No such file or directory

where filename is the file from the host system.

I am running open-vm-tools version 2011.07.19, with Arch Linux (kernel version 2.6.39), and Xfce 4.8. Using VMWare Player 3.1.4 build-385536. I checked the startup scripts, and vmblock is mounted and running. The /proc/fs/vmblock/mountpoint directory is symlinked to /tmp/VMWareDnD/cdd623db.

Drag and drop from guest to host works fine. Clipboard synchronization works in both directions (though only with text - not with files).

Thank you for any help in this matter.

Regards,
svz90

Discussion

  • Marcelo Vanzin
    Marcelo Vanzin
    2011-10-31

    How is vmware-user being started in your system? (You could do a "ps ax | grep vmtoolsd" and post the results so we could look at it.)

    The correct way is to run vmware-user-suid-wrapper; running "vmtoolsd -n vmusr" directly will not work and will cause the issue you're running into.

     
  • Marcelo Vanzin
    Marcelo Vanzin
    2011-12-12

    • status: open --> pending
     
  • Marcelo Vanzin
    Marcelo Vanzin
    2011-12-12

    No reply -> pending.

     
  • DavidGray
    DavidGray
    2012-02-23

    Hi, I get exactly the same problem, ps ax | grep vmtoolsd shown below..

    dave@ubuntu:~$ ps ax | grep vmtoolsd
    1941 pts/0 S+ 0:00 grep --color=auto vmtoolsd