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Old 09-07-2003, 02:30 PM   #1
TheShadow
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VMware Workstation and rehat 9


Hello every one;
I am a new member in this lovely form and I appreciate any help from you.
My problem is some thing to do with the VMware Workstation.
I have two portions in my hard disk one for windows XP and the other for redhat 9. All of them are working perfectly.
However, recently I installed VMware Workstation in my XP partition and I installed redhat 9 in it but I can't get x server to work. When I start X it prompts a message to me saying:

Fatal server error:
No screen found
X10 : fatal 10 error 104 (connection reset by peer) on X server":0.0"
After 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.

When I type init 5 in a command line it prompts this message:

* ddcorobe returned bogus values:
ID: None
Name: None
HorizSync: None
VertSync: None

Couldn't start X server, trying with a fresh configuration
* ddcprobe returned bogus values:
ID: None
Name: None
HorizSync: None
VertSync: None

Trying with card: Unsupported VGA compatible

I tried to access the redhat 9 partition in my hard disk using the VMware Workstation it works in a command line. unfortunately when I start x it prompts the same message. I tried to open the /etc/X11/XF86Config but it say that there are no such file or directory.
I don't know what the problem is because when I boot to redhat 9 the X server runs correctly.
If you need any information please tell me.


I need your help.
I appreciate any help. Thanks in advance.
 
Old 09-07-2003, 06:57 PM   #2
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I would really like to know as well.. I can't install the VMWare tools at all on my Suse 8.2 guest OS. I get the invalid or non-existant file message.
 
Old 09-08-2003, 03:17 AM   #3
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VMware comes with ISO images. In the Virtual Machine for Redhat, make a new CD-ROM with the ISO image. When Redhat runs its bootloader, go into runlevel 3. For example if the your bootloader has an entry titled linux. Type linux 3. This should boot into linux with a runlevel 3. After you login as root, mount the drive. There you can run VMware tools.

The instructions at VMware tells you how do this step by step.

Since you have two different setups for Redhat, you may want to find the scripts that loads X Window Server. Change the mod of the script so that it doesn't run. Next write a script that detects what kind of video device that the kernel detects. When it detects vmware it should load up vmware's XF86Config-4. If the scripts detects your video card, it should load up your video card's XF86Config-4. Knoppix does the same thing for different setups.

BTW, you may want to backup your XF86Config and XF86Config-4 before installing vmware software.
 
Old 09-09-2003, 03:02 AM   #4
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Thanks for replaying
i've done that but it still not working
I appreciate it.
 
Old 09-09-2003, 03:53 AM   #5
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I think the problem might be the driver for X. VMware emulates your physical craphics card.

Solution for you problem might be found from here:
http://www.vmware.com/support/refere...nux_xf864.html
 
Old 09-09-2003, 05:37 AM   #6
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Thanks for that it was helpful but the problome still there. I don't have the XF86Config under /etc/X11/XF86Config it should be there becuse I installed the X server and all backages needed by the X server.


 
Old 09-10-2003, 10:26 AM   #7
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rpm

Are you sure, that you have XFree86 installed?
What gives this command: $ rpm -q XFree86
 
Old 09-11-2003, 07:39 AM   #8
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Thanks Tero for replaying again
the output or rpm -q XFree86 is XFree86-4.3.0-2
but when i rpm -q XFree86Config it said that package XFee86Config is not installed.

Thanks again
 
Old 09-16-2003, 02:06 AM   #9
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What is your host os, Redhat 9 or Windows?
If your host os is Redhat, is the X working in it?
Is the VMware working perfectly in host?
What VMware version do you have, 3.x or 4.0?
If you have VMware in host and client os up and running, is network working in client os?
Have you installed somekind of XFree configuration utilities in to client os and tried to run them?
 
Old 09-18-2003, 09:35 AM   #10
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Theanks Tero for your help I appreciate it .

1- my host is windows XP.
2- ..
3- Not really, I can't run the x server in it.
4- VMware V.3.2.
5- No the networkin is not running in the client os.
6- I havn't installed any kind of XFree configuration utilities.

Regards
 
  


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