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Old 02-01-2008, 02:38 AM   #1
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Graphic Card on VMware ?


I have just installed Slackware 12 as a guest OS on VMware Server 1.0.3.build-44356
(host OS is win2k - but it should not be an issue here).

What I'm tryin' to do now is to configure X-Window System.
The problem is that "lspci -v" shows that display card is like that:
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00:0f.0 VGA compatible controller: VMware Inc [VMware SVGA II] PCI Display Adapter (prog-if 00 [VGA])
        Subsystem: VMware Inc [VMware SVGA II] PCI Display Adapter
        Flags: medium devsel
        I/O ports at 1400 [size=16]
        Memory at f0000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128M]
        Memory at ec000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8M]
        [virtual] Expansion ROM at 30010000 [disabled] [size=32K]
The only way to run X is to choose "Generic VESA compatible". It gives all 8-bit screen :/

Is there any trick to install some how other driver that would works with
"VMware SVGA II PCI Display Adapter" better that 8-bits ?
 
Old 02-01-2008, 03:59 AM   #2
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Hello!

Either install the VMware Tools (from the menu) or do it manually

See http://www.vmware.com/support/refere...nux_xf864.html
 
Old 02-01-2008, 04:25 AM   #3
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Slackware 12 ( and nowadays modern distros) uses X.org instead of Xfree86.
Nevertheless installng of additional drivers to VMware is necessary - what i know about. The problem is that I cannot find any GRAPHICAL drivers for SERVER on vmware site...

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Old 02-01-2008, 04:35 AM   #4
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Ich know that Slack 12 uses Xorg, I use Slack 12 myself. I just wanted to give you the hint of using the "vmware" driver, which you should be able to install with the VMware Tools, from the VMware menu.
 
Old 02-01-2008, 05:00 AM   #5
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Thanks, but I'm telling u again - drivers for GRAPHIC are not avalible on WMware site. This is a problem.
 
Old 02-01-2008, 05:39 AM   #6
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And I am telling you again, you actually only need to install the VMware Tools from the VMware menu:

- From within the VM, unount the CD.
- From outside the VM (in the VMware Window) select "VM" -> "Install VMware Tools"
- From within the VM, mount the CD and copy the VMwareTools-*.tar.gz to /tmp
- Go to /tmp and untar it
- cd into vmware-tools-distrib and run ./vmware-install.pl
- Follow the instructions

 
Old 02-01-2008, 06:06 AM   #7
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what CD r u talkin about ?
 
Old 02-01-2008, 06:17 AM   #8
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The Slackware CD from where you installed Slackware which is "inserted" in the virtual CD-ROM drive of VMware. If it is mountet unmount it. If you did a CD-less Installation and did not create a virtual CD-Drive do it now (VM -> Settings -> Add -> DVD/CD-Rom Drive ...) then just select VM -> "Install VMware Tools" which will bind the virtual CD Drive to a little VMware Tools CD image you installed along with the VMware Server, then mount the virtual CD with the usual command (mount /mnt/cdrom or similar) and follow as told above.

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Old 02-01-2008, 06:30 AM   #9
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BTW. Here's the official manual: http://www.vmware.com/pdf/server_vm_manual.pdf

Look at the "Using VMware Tools" section.
 
Old 02-01-2008, 06:44 AM   #10
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Tight!
Thanks Dr. Jackson. Got it ;]
 
  


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