LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 12-04-2004, 10:19 AM   #1
provkitir
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Mass
Distribution: Freebsd 5.3, Debian sid 2.6.7
Posts: 101

Rep: Reputation: 15
Help! VMware Problem, SVGA + Windows


hi all,
i run a compaq M700 800mhz 384 mb debian sid 2.6.7 box recently installed vmware to host xp, when xp is on there vmware added a "SVGA controller" device of something or other that required VMware tools as the driver (under device manager), and after I uninstalled to because the performance of xp under my specs were terrible, the console screen is now taking up the whole screen as opposed to just a small box at the center of the screen.

my problem is: for working with windows-only commercial software reasons, I now have to reinstall windows xp, the windows xp prof cd will not boot, perhaps due to this SVGA controller device and the fact that my console screen is bigger than before. So now that I've removed vmware with vmware-uninstall.pl, how do i get rid of this controller from my computer?

Thanks a lot, please please help!
 
Old 12-04-2004, 02:21 PM   #2
triet
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2003
Distribution: Fedora Core 4
Posts: 34

Rep: Reputation: 15
VMware creates virtual machines with virtual hardware. So the SVGA controller you mentioned is not real. VMware emulated it with software for your guest OS to use. It doesn't exist on your real machine. It can't have anything to do with your CD not booting. Maybe your boot CD is damaged.
 
Old 12-04-2004, 04:53 PM   #3
provkitir
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Mass
Distribution: Freebsd 5.3, Debian sid 2.6.7
Posts: 101

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
but, without ever changing my lilo configurations

my computer now boots in a console window that take up the whole screen, as opposed to only the center of the screen. And there has been no changes in my computer except removing vmware.

i had vga=normal on lilo, so what's considered normal for the computer have definitely changed. how do i change this normality back?


Thanks!
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Windows Host for VMWARE with IPCop Guest Problem xathras Linux - General 2 06-20-2004 07:46 AM
Vmware Virtual Machine Problem With Windows In Vmware jvdbossc Linux - Software 2 05-28-2004 07:54 AM
Problem installing RedHat 7.3 using VMware 4.0 on Windows XP rajm438 Linux - Software 3 04-26-2004 11:21 PM
VMware & Slack 9.1 & SVGA Gerardoj Linux - Software 5 04-19-2004 12:42 AM
VMWare Help, SVGA Problem aslocal Linux - General 1 01-26-2002 10:48 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:40 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration