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Old 09-27-2008, 11:43 AM   #1
gumuruhsspj
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Question using Linux within VMWare on Windows XP


unfortunately... i'm doing it.
Coz dont wanna loose my files on the Windows XP

even though, i really want to dig deeper bout Linux...
coz it's mandatory for us...hehehe

but seems that this VMWare Workstation for the latest version 6
if i'm not mistaken

it will not detect our VGA properly...

as u know I'm using

XP SP2
VGA - Geforce 5500
AC'97
CD/DVD ROM
HDD 160 GB + 20 GB

and so the VMWare just detect it as
Quote:
an Abstract SVGA II Adapter
and this is not good for us...
NVIDIA is will not detected here...

anyone have a solution?
 
Old 09-27-2008, 10:09 PM   #2
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We all have to start somewhere when learning Linux.

The VMWare SVGA II adapter is actually the video card of your virtual machine; it's just entirely virtualized. Don't expect your Linux guest to be able to 'see' that Geforce because it does not participate as a virtualized PC component in VMware workstation. However, you do need the appropriate drivers to get your virtualized video adapter to work at its full potential (I think you can install them with the VMWare Guest extensions. Read their documentation to see how).
 
Old 09-28-2008, 12:53 PM   #3
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Unhappy but...virtual is virtual... not real.

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We all have to start somewhere when learning Linux.

The VMWare SVGA II adapter is actually the video card of your virtual machine; it's just entirely virtualized. Don't expect your Linux guest to be able to 'see' that Geforce because it does not participate as a virtualized PC component in VMware workstation. However, you do need the appropriate drivers to get your virtualized video adapter to work at its full potential (I think you can install them with the VMWare Guest extensions. Read their documentation to see how).
means that...
my Geforce 5500...wont be detected here...?
even if i try to use enable VMWare Tools

still cant...
so...anyone who wants to see my PC
details may get this system report
please open it.
HTML files there.


Last edited by gumuruhsspj; 09-28-2008 at 12:54 PM. Reason: forgot
 
  


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