. I'm reminded I have ubuntu in mac.vmware;
because, trying to use blogger.com from the mac
is still too buggy;
and since I do love the mac and blogger.com,
I am so glad vmware is here !
. notice vmtools cut&paste doesn't work in ubuntu,
reminding me that only the upgrade does that;
and, that upgrade is only $10 now?
Tax $0.00 [for usa]
snatch that up!
--. well, I was sort of right about
thinking it was $40 to upgrade,
the original price I paid was $30,
and now the upgrade is $10 .
Thank you for choosing VMware Fusion® 3.1.1 (build 282344).. during upgrades, it has a nice way of
VMware Fusion 3 is the best way to run Windows on your Mac.
Run Windows applications just like Mac applications,
with seamless copy-and-paste, drag-and-drop, and printing
that "just works" on the Mac you love
—no additional setup required.
--[. that may be true if vmware 3.x is new to you,
but during an upgrade from fusion 2.x
I found you do need to restart your vm
and maybe before that,
manually install the tools
with a terminal script (easy in ubuntu) .]
VMware Fusion's 64-bit native engine
is optimized for Mac OS X Leopard and Snow Leopard
to offer the best Windows performance
without impacting the performance of your Mac.
Run Windows the Mac way with VMware Fusion.
For the most up-to-date information about VMware Fusion,
filling in your owner's code for you
(where did I put that thing? oh);
but for this major upgrade from 2 to 3,
your unlock code is still
copyable within the dialog,
but is not in the box it should be .
. the dialog says it's there because
if this is an upgrade from 2.x,
then you should paste your old code into there .
. doing that sends you to
the [buy the upgrade].page .
. I'm sort of confused because
I just bought that upgrade,
and didn't notice a "(here's your unlock code);
so then I was expecting a link to paid version,
but they sent me to the usual download page;
I'm wondering how my payment
is supposed to make a difference .
. looking under the receipt's
I do see a number that could pass for an
unlock code (I'm a long-time user,
I should parse unlabeled codes
by mapping them to expected labels!)
. now I'm into installation,
and joining the user experience improvement
program (sends info about your interactions) .
. the installation is nearly done
when the mac gave this error alert:
system ext' cannot be used:--. I've had something like this appear
. the system ext'
) was installed improperly and cannot be used .
. please try reinstalling it,
or contact the product's vendor for an update .
with nearly every upgrade!
. what's that .kext file for?
the Canon site uploaded some new
Snow Leopard (10.6) compatible drivers
as at 9 September 2009.
Seems to fix the problem for me.
-- many with this problem
happened to have a Canon LiDe 500F scanner
(I owned this until 2007
and got a software upgrade 2008.10)
. one reports manually removing unneeded .kext's .
. like them on facebook,
and add wall-msg:
"(. now if vmware can just keep a tight sandbox;[. actually, I forgot to mention
this is the way to keep mac malware-free
even when it becomes popular
and a major target!
. I love running ubuntu on snow leapard;
it comes with firefox, and
ubuntu's software center easily downloads
seamonkey web editor, and chrome browser .)
the need to reconfigure ubuntu
to allow downloads of anything in the
ubuntu software center:
open ubuntu`menu/app's/ubuntu software center;
open [ubuntu software center]`menu/edit/software sources;
select check boxes:
# [other software].tab/(all);
# updates.tab/unsupported updates(lucid-backports)
Product Registration confirmation
Thank you for registering your product(s). I may need to install new vmtools;
Serial Number(s) / License Key(s) Details
((my upgrade key))
Successfully Registered : 1 CPUs/instances/VMs of Fusion 3
purchased on order [...](curiously
not the order# I just made)
(that's the whole reason I'm
getting the upgrade;
fusion 2.x doesn't have tools for
the latest ubuntu linux -- v10.04):
. start the tools install with:
vware`menu/virtual machines/instal vmware tools;
it says I have to do it manually
with the compressed package .
that's easy in ubuntu:
. on the vmtools package right-click/uncompress to ..
say, into the desktop;
then open the resulting folder,
so you can see the .pl file to be run .
. open a terminal:
. type into the terminal "(sudo )
then drag the .pl file into the terminal window;
that will create the full path name,
so the terminal window looks like:
. sudo asks for your root acct pass
and when it's running the script,
you can use all the defaults (be ready to
hit the enter key a dozen times).
. after that, the cut&paste to mac
still doesn't work?
how about the shared folders? yes:
. take a vmware-snapshot of ubuntu's current state,
and restart ubuntu (not the mac or vmware):
. that did work!