At last, I able to make my firefox 2.0.0 on Linpus linux working with virtual machines console on ESX webaccess. It’s quite frustrating actually when I failed to make it work on Slackware & Ubuntu previously. However, this time it’s really working after I managed to resolved the dependency on this Linpus running on Acer Aspire One.
First problem is to install firefox’s plug-in called “vmware-mks-xpi”. Firefox unabled to install it
automatically when you click the “install” button. I need to donwload the file directly from ESX server by using “wget” command as below :
$wget https://192.168.1.20/ui/plugin/mozilla/linux/vmware-mks.xpi –no-check-certificate
Once finished, rename the file to “vmware-mks.zip” and then, unzip the file to “./mozilla/firefox/plugins” folder.
Second problem was Firefox complaint something about “remote MKS” after you reload your firefox. That wasn’t difficult actually to find why. Just go to “.mozilla/firefox/plugins/” then run “./viewer” and you’ll get an error message “error while loading shared libraries: libexpat.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory”
Just install “compat-epxat1″ with this command :
$sudo yum install compat-expat1
Now you should be able to use your virtual machine console via ESX webaccess without problem.
p/s : somehow I failed to install compat-expat1 via proxy but no problem with direct connection to internet.
Heh just got chance to configure openvpn on my AAO. Weird when openvpn which come with Linpus but there is no “tun.ko” as a module and this can cause your openvpn not working properly or at all. Fortunately there’s guy who already compiled the module an uploaded it for public download (here).
Once download, copy to your “/lib/modules/220.127.116.11lw/kernel/drivers/net/” then run “depmod -a” and “modprobe tun” before you can start using openvpn.
Now, I can ssh happily through vpn connection to my server from my Acer Aspire One.