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Old 04-16-2004, 07:56 PM   #1
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VMware & Slack 9.1 & SVGA


Hi. I recently installed VMware 4.5 on my Slackware 9.1 box, and I cannot swith to FullScreen on my Guest OS(Windows 2000), Shows up: Failed to switch to full screen SVGA mode What could be the problem?

Im running on:
Compaq Presario 2100
ATI Radeon
Athon XP

PD: I Commented out the following lines in the XF86Config

SubSection "extmod"

Option "omit xfree86-dga" # don't initialise the DGA extension

EndSubSection

Add the following line to the XF86Config-4 file:

load "extmod"
 
Old 04-17-2004, 02:15 AM   #2
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You only need to comment the line:

Option "omit xfree86-dga" # don't initialise the DGA extension

Not the other two. So it should look like this:

SubSection "extmod"
# Option "omit xfree86-dga" # don't initialise the DGA extension
EndSubSection

And, as far as I know, the following line is not necessary:

load "extmod"

Enjoy!
--- Cerbere
 
Old 04-18-2004, 01:00 AM   #3
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Thanks bro.. Yeah I tried that and still shows up the error. Do you think that maybe can be my ATI driver?

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Old 04-18-2004, 02:33 AM   #4
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I suppose it's possible, but I don't really know. I've got an Nvidia card.

I'm running vmware 4.0.2 on Slack 9.0 and all I had to do was comment out the single line about 'omit xfree86-dga'. Before I commented out that line, I would get an error message when I booted my virtual machine saying that dga was not enabled.

Do you also get that message when booting your virtual machine? Or only the error when you try to enter full-screen?

And are there any entries (warnings or errors) in /var/log/XFree86.0.log about dga?

Enjoy!
--- Cerbere
 
Old 04-18-2004, 02:36 PM   #5
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Thanks Before I added load "extmod", I commented out the line Option "omit xfree86-dga" and worked fine, but before when the above line was commented I got an error message when I booted my virtual machine saying that dga was not enabled. then I checked here http://www.vmware.com/support/kb/end...YWdlPTE*&p_li=
But now the error is just when I try to go Full Screen Mode..
and no error logs on my XFree86.0.log , What could be the problem?

Thanks bro..
 
Old 04-18-2004, 11:42 PM   #6
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Do you see the following line in your /var/log/XFree86.0.log?

(II) Loading extension XFree86-DGA

If not, then dga isn't loading. Maybe because you haven't hit on the right combination of commented/uncommented lines, or (according to the vmware link you gave) maybe it is a video card specific problem.

Wish I could be more help.

Enjoy!
--- Cerbere
 
  


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