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troubleshooting Question

VMware server unreliable on Ubuntu

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Is there some sort of problem with VMware server on Ubuntu? It'll work fine for a while and suddenly, out of nowhere, I'll get a 503 Service Not Available error when I try to connect to the web interface. If I try to restart vmware from the console, I get multiple failures. If I reboot, VMware doesn't load at all when the machine comes back up and if I try to manually start it I get a configuration error:

localusr@vms1:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/vmware start
VMware Server is installed, but it has not been (correctly) configured
for the running kernel. To (re-)configure it, invoke the
following command: /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl.

Nothing with the configuration had been changed since I installed the server. This has happened several times and results in me having to run through the configuration perl script again. Why's it doing this?
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