Unable to login to GUI in Redhat Enterprise Linux 6.2 after updating vmware tool

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  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2
  • vmware
  • vmware tools


  • Users are able to login via ssh or console, but not able to login to GUI.
  • After accepting user name and password, GUI getting hung.


  • Uninstall the vmware tools and try again.

Root Cause

  • There is some problem with the interaction between vmware tools and RHEL6.

Diagnostic Steps

check ~/.xsession-errors logs

"Xlib:  extension "VMWARE_CTRL" missing on display ":0.0"." 

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Title looks very common. We should include "vmware tools" in the title so that it can be used by other Engineers easily.