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VMware Player 5.0.2 Release Notes

VMware Player 5.0.2 | 7 MARCH 2013 | Build 1031769

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These release notes include the following topics.

What's New

VMware Player 5.0.2 is a maintenance release that resolves some known issues.

Prior Releases

Known issues from prior releases of VMware Player are described in the release notes for each release. To view release notes for the prior release of VMware Player, see the following links.

Resolved Issues

The following issues are resolved in VMware Player 5.0.2.

  • On a Windows 7 host, when you plug and unplug a headset several times, the audio card of the guest would not work. This has been fixed in Workstation 9.0.2.
  • When installing VMware Tools in Linux virtual machines, the The default screen resolution options have been standardized to 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, or 1280x800 for the initial login. After login, resolution can be set to any value the user desires or Autofit can be used.
  • Image copy/paste now correctly function with Solaris 10 and 11 guests.
  • The list of available NICs in the Automatic Bridging Settings dialog window is now refreshed without restarting Player.
  • A memory leak that impacted Windows hosts and guests has been fixed.
  • When running in a Linux distribution using the GNOME 3 desktop environment, Desktop folders now open as expected.
  • VMware Tools no longer crashes on Windows 2008 Server Core x64 SP2 operating system, with the following error:
    VMware Tools unrecoverable error: (vthread-3)
    Exception 0xc0000005 (access violation) has occurred.

    However, Windows 2008 Server Core x64 SP2 is not a supported operating system for VMware Workstation.
  • Scrolling with a Lenovo ThinkPad UltraNav scroll button no longer requires excessive force.

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Known Issues

Known issues from prior releases of VMware Player 5 also might apply to VMware Player 5.0.2.

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