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Old 06-23-2003, 12:31 AM   #1
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vmware x-windows


i am having trouble getting red hat 8 and xwindows to work. i tyoe startx and i get a fatal server error: no screens found I have tried changing all my settings in xf86config to match my monitor but i still can't get it to work. any suggestions?
 
Old 06-23-2003, 03:29 AM   #2
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you mention vmware in the title, but not in the body.

If you are using vmware, then you need to install the vmware tools into linux.
Click on Settings->VMware Tools Install... in the vmware window.
The virtual machine has to be running for you to do this.
Then you go into your linux installation and run a mount command as described by vmware in their help info.
 
Old 06-23-2003, 03:49 AM   #3
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You said you use VMware. Which operation system is the host and which is the guest? Is Windows the host and RH8.1 the guest or is it the other way around with RH8.1 as the host and Windows as the guest? Or perhaps is there no Windows on your computer and if so, is RH8.1 the host and Slack9 the guest or what? I have only limited experience with Vmware and probably can not solve you problem, but I was just wondering?
 
Old 06-23-2003, 08:43 AM   #4
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thanks sorry i didn't specify more. It was late here and my norton internet security kept not letting me post so i was irritated and had typed it like 5 or 6 times by the time i got it to post. Here's the deal, i am running vmware on a win2k machine with red hat on a linux vmachine and hopefully soon slack9 in another.
 
Old 06-23-2003, 12:31 PM   #5
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allright i clicked install vmware tools however nothing happens except in my menu now i can select cancel vmware tools install. Should something else be happening here? I downloaded the vmware_drv.o and put it where it said and then changed XF86Config to read how it is supposed to but i still get a no screens found. I am rather confused at this point as to how to get xwindows working in vmware.
 
Old 06-23-2003, 09:04 PM   #6
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Did you click on "Help" in vmware? It has step-by-step instructions on how to install vmware tools in a linux environment.

a condensed version is;
1. click on "install vmware tools"
2. in the running linux environment, mount the cdrom as an iso image.
3. copy the vmware tools package from the mounted cdrom to a temp directory
4. unpack and install the vmware tools
5. unmount the cdrom
6. click cancel vmware tools install

As I stated earlier, click on the Help button and read the instructions to get the specifics.
 
  


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