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Old 04-03-2003, 10:03 AM   #1
triplem
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VMWare 3.2 and Redhat Linux 9


I am trying to install Redhat Linux under VMWare but am having no end of troubles. Unable to get X Server to run.

Machine is Compaq Evo with 82845 graphics card
VMware 3.2.0 build 2230
Redhat Linux 9.0
Compaq TFT 1701 Monitor

Errors i am getting are

unable to find core pointer device

My XF86Config-4 is as follows


Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Monitor Model"
HorizSync 31-80
VertRefresh 56-76
Option "dpms"


EndSection

Section "Device"
# no known options
Identifier "VMware SVGA
Driver "vmware
BusID "PCI:0:15:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "VMware SVGA"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 16

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1208x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
# SubSection "Display"
# Depth 16
# Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
# EndSubSection

EndSection

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection



i think there may be issues wit using DefaultDepth and VMware

i have installed the precompiled module vmware_drv.o
 
Old 04-03-2003, 10:11 AM   #2
jpbarto
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core pointer device refers to your mouse. I got this error last night as I was building an LFS system and had just install XFree86 4.3. I edited the XF86Config file to point to my mouse device (/dev/psaux in my case) and that solved at least the core pointer problem. (later on I linked /dev/mouse to psaux to avoid confusion in the future).
 
Old 04-03-2003, 11:12 AM   #3
debphreak
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just a thought i have seen this error before but not in the same scenario

in file /etc/X11/XF86Config-4

under Section "InputDevice"

add Option "CorePointer"



if that option is not there it will in some situations give you the responce you are receiving


hope you can try it before upgrading your xfree86 it may be that simple but i am not 100% on it[

Last edited by debphreak; 04-03-2003 at 11:14 AM.
 
Old 04-03-2003, 12:48 PM   #4
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thx everyone for your help. Linux up and running.


triplem
 
Old 04-04-2003, 04:31 PM   #5
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Was the RedHat 9 on the host machine or the virtual machine? I can't even get vmware-config.pl to work.

-Ernie
 
Old 04-04-2003, 08:22 PM   #6
Dek
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I just tried the vmware 4 beta Workstation with linux Red Hat 8 with kernel 2.4.20-8 (the kernel of Red Hat 9) and Windows 98 SE as guest and everything went well ...

Vmware 3.2 don't install correctly the network modules it uses with kernel 2.4.18-27.8.0 and above.

Dek
 
Old 04-05-2003, 03:41 PM   #7
aero
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Dek, I am having trouble installing RH9 in VMWare WS 3.2, it cant start eth0, do you think is because of the module ? is there any workaround it ?
 
Old 04-05-2003, 05:37 PM   #8
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During the vmware installation some network modules are compiled to be put in /lib/modules and start at each computer boot. Did Vmware installation went well ? Did you say yes at all questions related to network (except to the one when it ask if you want to access hosts shared folders - say here no if you use Samba) ?

Did your eth0 work well on your host ?

Dek
 
Old 04-06-2003, 02:07 PM   #9
aero
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Well it didnīt asked nothing of that kind, it just asks one general question for a (yes/no) answer , it doesnt asks nothing about network. Must i compile the network module ? it worked fine with RH8. No need for further compilation, I'm looking desperatly for someone in same situation, RH9 inside VMware 3.2.0

Thanks 4 reply
 
Old 04-06-2003, 06:57 PM   #10
Dek
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Well i tried vmware 4.0 beta, not 3.2 so maybe it's a novelty.
Version 4.0 seems to work without problem, maybe you should give it a try.
When it will ask to scan uncommon network, say yes. If you use static IP, set it at that moment with the correct subnet.
And yes it need to compile vmnet and vmmon modules on my computer (that's why i chose v4.0 because it failed with v3.2 installation at that moment) so that they are loaded at boot host start.

Then in your virtual manager, at your Virutal computer settings, chose Bridge Network (in 4.0 - don't know about 3.2).

Dek

Note : i strongly suggest you to read these pages :
http://www.vmware.com/support/ws4/doc/ws40_network.html
http://www.vmware.com/support/guestnotes/doc/index.html
http://www.vmware.com/support/ws4/do...s.html#1061905

Last edited by Dek; 04-06-2003 at 07:00 PM.
 
Old 04-06-2003, 07:58 PM   #11
aero
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Well I guess it will do alright with version 4, but I failed to get the Beta version, and now the final version is available for sell. btw do you know where I can get the Beta version ?.... pm please if you know...

Thanks for help
 
  


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