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VMWare missing /dev/vmmon?

From time to time my VMWare Fusion refuses to start saying that it can’t find /dev/vmmon device. Which shouldn’t be a surprise considering that pursuing every last bit of battery time I have turned off every possible daemon I could find that I do not use frequently (I use Fusion maybe once a month). One could argue that Fusion should be able to start it’s own daemons automatically when it’s opened but apparently guys at VMWare did not get that far yet.

Bottom line – to start up all the daemons you need to run Fusion simply run this command from the terminal:

sudo ‘/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/’ –start

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