On Ubuntu 9.04 with VMware Server 1.0.8, I am getting the following sporadic error:
(null): file ../../libview-0.5.6/libview/autoDrawer.c: line 213
(ViewAutoDrawerUpdate): assertion failed: (grabbed)
There doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason to it. Navigating through menus? Crash. Open a new window? Crash. But not all the time.
According to bzero, the following might work:
My workaround is not to use the connection property window which comes up
automatically. I close it and manually click connect button, then it works.
This does not work for me, however. I am still researching either a fix or a workaround.
I found a potential solution that involves updating libview. I will have to try it later.
UPDATE 06/25: Thanks to a commenter’s suggestion, I tried turning desktop effects back on (to “Normal”). VMware seems to run without issue ever since I first made the switch. Previously I had desktop effects disabled. So if you’re having trouble with VMware being unstable, try doing the same.