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What does "[warning] [vmtoolsd] The vmusr service needs to run inside a virtual machine" in my logs mean?

asked 2014-01-29 11:57:03 -0500

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updated 2014-09-30 06:51:10 -0500

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[khaled@lenovo ~]$ journalctl -f
-- Logs begin at Mon 2014-01-20 18:33:14 CET. --
Jan 29 18:37:17 lenovo.fedora20 su[4301]: pam_unix(su-l:auth): authentication failure; logname=khaled uid=1000 euid=0 tty=pts/0 ruser=khaled rhost=  user=root
Jan 29 18:37:17 lenovo.fedora20 su[4301]: pam_succeed_if(su-l:auth): requirement "uid >= 1000" not met by user "root"
Jan 29 18:37:19 lenovo.fedora20 su[4301]: FAILED SU (to root) khaled on pts/0
Jan 29 18:37:28 lenovo.fedora20 su[4307]: (to root) khaled on pts/0
Jan 29 18:37:28 lenovo.fedora20 su[4307]: pam_unix(su-l:session): session opened for user root by khaled(uid=1000)
Jan 29 18:47:34 lenovo.fedora20 vmusr[4565]: [ warning] [GLib-GObject] Attempt to add property ToolsCoreService::tcs-app-ctx after class was initialised
Jan 29 18:47:34 lenovo.fedora20 vmusr[4565]: [ warning] [GLib-GObject] Attempt to add property ToolsCoreService::tcs-prop-thread-pool after class was initialised
Jan 29 18:47:34 lenovo.fedora20 vmusr[4565]: [ warning] [vmtoolsd] The vmusr service needs to run inside a virtual machine.
Jan 29 18:49:43 lenovo.fedora20 su[4635]: (to root) khaled on pts/0
Jan 29 18:49:43 lenovo.fedora20 su[4635]: pam_unix(su:session): session opened for user root by khaled(uid=1000)
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What's wrong with it ? Do you have any real problem ? I can see pam messages and some warnings. pam is a very complex tool, I cannot explain it here right now, but the messages appear logical.

NickTux gravatar imageNickTux ( 2014-01-29 12:42:48 -0500 )edit

this Jan 29 18:47:34 lenovo.fedora20 vmusr[4565]: [ warning] [vmtoolsd] The vmusr service needs to run inside a virtual machine. what is the problem ?

khaledb gravatar imagekhaledb ( 2014-01-29 14:52:45 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-01-29 15:43:09 -0500

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updated 2014-01-29 17:48:50 -0500

What's wrong with the log ? Do you have any real problem ? I can see some pam messages and some warnings. pam is a very complex tool, I cannot explain it here right now, but the messages appear logical.

As for the following message...

Jan 29 18:47:34 lenovo.fedora20 vmusr[4565]: [ warning] [vmtoolsd] The vmusr service needs to run inside a virtual machine.

...If you don't have any actual problem with any vm machine (I don't have any vm machines and this message appears on my log too) then is probably a "false warning". Probably appeared there because of the no existent of any vm machine. Try to disable the vmtoolsd.service and see if the message disappeared.

sudo systemctl disable vmtoolsd.service

and restart the PC.

I've found a bug about this message here , but I'm not sure if the bug report is accurate.

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