VMware Fusion: Cannot connect to a valid peer process

I ran VMware Fusion 10 on macOS, and got this error when starting a VM.
Cannot connect to a valid peer process

I googled, most guys says to trust developer from Preferences.app, but I’ve already trusted.

I checked process list, only:

I tried this on another working mac:

Those processes are started by /Applications/VMware\ Fusion.app/Contents/Library/services/services.sh.

In this file, find

Uncomment those two lines, and re-run, check “/tmp/debug”:

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I Googled again and found https://communities.vmware.com/thread/584909 saying unload some kernel extensions might work.

I remember VMware Fusion turned not working days after I installed VirtualBox and rebooted, so I remove VirtualBox.app and unload all useless extensions:

No error now.

VMware Fusion: Cannot connect to a valid peer process by @sskaje: https://sskaje.me/2018/05/vmware-fusion-connect-valid-peer-process/

unzip with lzfse support

LZFSE is a compression library introduced by Apple.

LZFSE is a Lempel-Ziv style data compression algorithm using Finite State Entropy coding. It targets similar compression rates at higher compression and decompression speed compared to deflate using zlib.

Github: https://github.com/lzfse/lzfse

Apple uses LZFSE compressing its ipa packages.
I downloaded an ipa directly from appstore, named like pre-thinned xxx .thinned.signed.dpkg.ipa, e.g. pre-thinned12345678.thinned.signed.dpkg.ipa

I tried to decompress this ipa, with unzip, 7-Zip on windows, many many other archiver management tools, all failed.

unsupported compression method 99

I integrated lzfse into unzip based on unzip-6.0.
Github: https://github.com/sskaje/unzip-lzfse

1 Build and install lzfse

2 Build unzip-lzfse

3 test

Tested under macOS 10.12.6

unzip with lzfse support by @sskaje: https://sskaje.me/2017/08/unzip-with-lzfse-support/

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Virtualize macOS Sierra on Ubuntu (Vmware)

I need to run something on macOS, but I don’t have any dedicated Mac devices running as server/workstation.

This is a simple tutorial running macOS VM on Ubuntu with VMware workstation server.


VMware Fusion 8.5.3
macOS Sierra
Ubuntu Server 16.04
VMware workstation server 12.5.2
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Virtualize macOS Sierra on Ubuntu (Vmware) by @sskaje: https://sskaje.me/2016/12/virtualize-macos-sierra-ubuntu-vmware/

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How to Download Apple Boot Camp Drivers for Windows

1 Download this file: http://swcatalog.apple.com/content/catalogs/others/index-windows-1.sucatalog

2 Search for AppleBcUpdate.exe, check if PostDate field below.

3 Download

How to Download Apple Boot Camp Drivers for Windows by @sskaje: https://sskaje.me/2016/12/download-apple-boot-camp-drivers-windows/

OSX Change Roaming Preference

On my macbook pro, default values are:

修改 JoinMode 为 Preferred

OSX Change Roaming Preference by @sskaje: https://sskaje.me/2016/10/osx-change-roaming-preference/

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