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It is days like this that get on my nerves. Linux simply gives me issues –  ridiculous issues!!

1) A lock was created on a file which i wanted to get rid of. Empty trash in Ubuntu 8.04 simply gave up on me. Eventually i found the bash which did it right!   sudo rm -rf /home/kirk/.local/share/Trash/

2) Vmware console Add-on does not work with firefox 3 (damn it was automatically updated) I reinstalled firefox 2 and guess what…. plugin does not want to install anyway! For the time being i can forget using vmware console on my ubuntu! 😦

Ahhh… found the solution here:http://communities.vmware.com/thread/156067;jsessionid=BE54E753044C7DC49EFCB6ED49D8DA1F?tstart=0

” It looks like you’re running Linux on the client. I’ll assume that’s what your server is as well.

On the server-side, go to (adjust as necessary):
/usr/lib/vmware/webAccess/tomcat/apache-tomcat-xxxx/webapps/ui/plugin/

There, you’ll find several .xpi packages. Unzip the one you want to a temporary directory:

$ mkdir /tmp/xpi-out && cd /tmp/xpi-out
$ unzip /usr/lib/vmware/webAccess/tomcat/apache-tomcat-6.0.16/webapps/ui/plugin/vmware-vmrc-linux-x86.xpi

Edit the install.rdf file in the unzipped output, and change the compatibility (there’s a field that says 3.0.0., you should change that to 3.0. – or 3.0.1.*).

Then zip up the file again and replace the original (making a backup first):
$ cp /usr/lib/vmware/webAccess/tomcat/apache-tomcat-6.0.16/webapps/ui/plugin/vmware-vmrc-linux-x86.xpi \
/usr/lib/vmware/webAccess/tomcat/apache-tomcat-6.0.16/webapps/ui/plugin/vmware-vmrc-linux-x86.xpi.bak
$ zip -r /usr/lib/vmware/webAccess/tomcat/apache-tomcat-6.0.16/webapps/ui/plugin/vmware-vmrc-linux-x86.xpi * ”
Problem solved once again!

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