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Madd the Sane 01-25-2007 02:44 PM

sles terminal not working in vmware
After I installed VMware tools on a SuSE Enterprise server, whenever I try to access a virtual terminal by pressing ctrl-alt-space-f2 , it displays a strange screen, I.E. it looks like I have two terminals with a nigh-unreadable font. Any ideas on how to fix this without removing vmtools? I have VMware Workstation 5.5.3 running on Windows XP. The host is SLES version 9

dbogdan 01-26-2007 07:33 AM

This might be apples and oranges but it sounds similar enough to suggest...

I do this by default on all of my SLES VM's because (for me) it solves the multiple screen issues.

Although the article talks about doing this _during_ the install you can easily Add x11i=fbdev to your /boot/grub/menu.lst of an existing VM after the fact.

Madd the Sane 01-27-2007 02:27 PM

Nope. Didn't work :(

dbogdan 01-27-2007 04:31 PM

I forgot to mention, that you will need to restart your VM after making this change... if you haven't already restarted give it a shot..

Madd the Sane 02-04-2007 11:04 PM

It works now. Thanks

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