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Tink I am using PCLinuxOS Gnome 2007 version within VMWare Player 2.0.2
jay I have done nothing yet as I don't know what to do. I have used Synaptic to download and apply the Nvidia 100 driver. When I try to access the Nvidia settings I get the message to use root to install nvidia-xconfig and restart x server.
Well I am hosed now. I opened the Terminal, typed in su, enter, typed in the password, enter, typed in nvidia-xconfig, enter, got a message that xorg.conf was backed up in etc/x11 and a new xorg was loaded (I think the word was loaded but not sure).
Then I exited the Terminal and hit ctrl-alt-backspace and that was the beginning of the end. After a number of command line like pop ups I was told I had a fatal server something or other. Tried to shut down VMWare and restart and ended back at the same place.
Back to square one. I will reinstall the system and try again.
Hmm, I saw the reference to vmware under your name but I assumed you were installing to bare metal. Well, yes, Ace is right about the video driver. VMware has its own. By the way, it does support directx on windows but that is a recent and still highly experimental feature.
Have you installed the vmware tools for Linux? It has some extra drivers that will often dramatically improve performance. I recently created an xp vmx and it was a real slug - until I installed the tools.
Jay, how do you install the vmware tools for Linux? That would be great to have.
That would depend on what you are using: vmware player, vm server, vm workstation, ...? If it's the player, then you should begin by downloading vm workstation. There is a demo version for free. You won't be installing it, you just need it to extract its vmware tools so you can use them on your vm player.