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Old 06-13-2010, 09:54 PM   #1
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Post [Woody] Unable to startx for vmware drivers


As some people may have seen in my previous thread, I was trying to get X (or XFree86) working in VMware. Right now, I'm in Debian Woody, with startx failing on me yet again. I thought I had everything setup ok, but alas, it seems like I do not.
When I try to mount the cdrom drive and install vmware tools, it get errors listed in picture 1. (Also attached is my boot log, hopefully that can help. Please see boot.txt)

Now, back on topic, I have attached XF86's log. As usual, the error is near the end of the file. I think the root cause of x not starting is this symbol issue, although I really don't know for sure. It seems like startx sort of works, since when I try it, vmware resizes the window as if the proper resolution had been entered, and it was about to start drawing the desktop, but then it goes back to the normal terminal resolution, at the command line.

If anyone could help on either of these issues, that would be great.

P.S. I recommend that you view these files with any text viewer but windows Notepad, since it can't seem to understand return characters.
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File Type: png Debian Woody-2010-06-13-22-34-59.png (16.7 KB, 6 views)
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File Type: txt boot.txt (7.5 KB, 2 views)
File Type: log XFree86.0.log (35.0 KB, 2 views)

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Old 06-13-2010, 10:45 PM   #2
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Why would you try to use an unsupported Debian release? Woody hasn't been supported for 5 or 6 years.

Vmware and virtualbox both work just fine.
 
Old 06-13-2010, 11:26 PM   #3
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Why would you try to use an unsupported Debian release? Woody hasn't been supported for 5 or 6 years.

Vmware and virtualbox both work just fine.
To see what it was like back than. (And quite an experience that is, I might add.) I think you might wanna recheck your facts there. As in, I don't think VMware works very well with it. Or I don't know, do you have any suggestions for fixing those problems?

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Old 06-14-2010, 10:37 AM   #4
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Does anyone else have any suggestions for these problems?
 
  


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