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Old 12-10-2004, 05:19 AM   #1
AltReality
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Good Ol' vmware.....


Hi everyone, first post....I searched and searched but had no luck...

I am running Mandrake 10.0 in vmware 4.5.2, and when I start into X everything is fine. I'm trying to get vmware tools to install...and I've read alot of posts about that for which I'm thankful....however I can't figure out what seems to me should be a simple thing....

when I kill X (init 3) I get 4 really fuzzy screens....the top 2 are mirrors of the text-based console, while the bottom two are leftover....they don't update unless something interacts with them....meaning if I start X again, then the bottom of the screen responds.

Anyway...what I need should be simple...
I need to refresh the monitor.....(virtual monitor in this case) ....
restart the video device....
refresh the screen....
restart the text-based session...
anything to get the screen to refresh...

when I start off booting..it is in text mode, and it looks fine.

Any thoughts? could I be any more confusing?

It's 2:20am...I'm goin to bed....Thanks for reading.

-AltReality
 
Old 12-14-2004, 04:41 PM   #2
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If you can, edit your /boot/grub/menu.lst file and turn off the splash stuff... you want vga=normal as well. I think the problem (which is well known for VMware) has to do with the frame buffer utilization on the 1st virtual console screen. Also.. you may have better fortune with a different vc screen.

No guarantees of course.
 
Old 12-14-2004, 10:04 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.
Since I posted this, I have started playing with Fedora Core 3 in VMware...and haven't had any problems yet....I'm about to try to install vmware tool though...we'll see how it goes

Thanks for the advice.

-AltReality
 
  


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