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Old 01-26-2002, 12:51 AM   #1
aslocal
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Angry VMWare Help, SVGA Problem


Hey, this problem is driving me absolutely nuts. I installed VMware /w Redhat 7.2. I installed the linux host tool set, and installed the latest version of Free86. I even downloaded the vmware svga driver. When I tried to run startx, I get this problem with the vmware config

VMWARE SVGA not found (read ID 0xfffffffffff)
None of the specified devices were deteced.

The configuration files are set up the way the website designates,

# File generated by xf86config.
#
# Copyright (c) 1999 by The XFree86 Project, Inc.
#
# Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a
# copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"),
# to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation
# the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense,
# and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the
# Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
#
# The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in
# all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
#
# THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
# IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
# FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL
# THE XFREE86 PROJECT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY,
# WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF
# OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE
# SOFTWARE.
#
# Except as contained in this notice, the name of the XFree86 Project shall
# not be used in advertising or otherwise to promote the sale, use or other
# dealings in this Software without prior written authorization from the
# XFree86 Project.
#
# **********************************************************************
# Refer to the XF86Config(4/5) man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# **********************************************************************
# **********************************************************************
# Module section -- this section is used to specify
# which dynamically loadable modules to load.
# **********************************************************************
#
# This loads the DBE extension module.
# This loads the miscellaneous extensions module, and disables
# initialisation of the XFree86-DGA extension within that module.
# This loads the Type1 and FreeType font modules
# This loads the GLX module
# Load "glx"
# **********************************************************************
# Files section. This allows default font and rgb paths to be set
# **********************************************************************
Section "Files"

# The location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
# no need to change the default.

RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"

# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (which are concatenated together),
# as well as specifying multiple comma-separated entries in one FontPath
# command (or a combination of both methods)
#
# If you don't have a floating point coprocessor and emacs, Mosaic or other
# programs take long to start up, try moving the Type1 and Speedo directory
# to the end of this list (or comment them out).
#

FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"

# The module search path. The default path is shown here.

# ModulePath "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"

EndSection
# VMware SVGA


Section "ServerFlags"
# NoTrapSignals
EndSection

Section "Keyboard"
Protocol "Standard"
# ServerNumLock
EndSection

Section "Pointer"
Protocol "ps/2"
Device "/dev/mouse"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "vmware"
VendorName "VMware"
ModelName "Virtual Monitor"
# BandWidth 10000
HorizSync 1-10000
VertRefresh 1-10000
ModeLine "640x480" 100 640 700 800 900 480 500 600 700
ModeLine "800x600" 100 800 900 1000 1100 600 700 800 900
ModeLine "1024x768" 100 1024 1100 1200 1300 768 800 900 1000
ModeLine "1152x864" 100 1152 1200 1300 1400 864 900 1000 1100
ModeLine "1152x900" 100 1152 1200 1300 1400 900 1000 1100 1200
ModeLine "1280x1024" 100 1280 1300 1400 1500 1024 1100 1200 1300
ModeLine "1376x1032" 100 1376 1400 1500 1600 1032 1100 1200 1300
ModeLine "1600x1200" 100 1600 1700 1800 1900 1200 1300 1400 1500
ModeLine "2364x1773" 100 2364 2400 2500 2600 1773 1800 1900 2000
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "VMware SVGA"
Driver "vmware"
BusID "PCI:0:15:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Driver "accel"
Device "VMware SVGA"
Monitor "vmware"
Subsection "Display"
Modes "1024x768"
# Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
# Modes "640x480"
# Modes "800x600"
# Modes "1024x768"
# Modes "1152x864"
# Modes "1152x900"
# Modes "1280x1024"
# Modes "1376x1032"
# Modes "1600x1200"
# Modes "2364x1773"
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubsection
EndSection

Please help before I gouge my damn eyes out!! hehe
Thanks,
- aslocal
 
Old 01-26-2002, 09:48 PM   #2
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This is odd. I just (3 hours ago) installed vmware on 7.2. The only thing I had to do was grab a patch for the latest 2.4 kernel. Here is that patch:

ftp://platan.vc.cvut.cz/pub/vmware/v...-2.4.7a.tar.gz

Make sure you get all of the latest patches from redhat, including the latest kernel and kernel source. Do everything from rpm.

Install vmware.

Running the vmware-config.pl script will fail of course.

Grab the above patch, and execute the runme.pl.

Then go re-run that vmware-config.pl script and have it build stuff as needed.

This is what I just did and this isn't the first time I have done it this way.

Good luck!
 
  


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