Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 12-10-2004, 04:19 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Sacramento, CA
Distribution: Mandrake (willing to change)
Posts: 5

Rep: Reputation: 0
Good Ol' vmware.....

Hi everyone, first post....I searched and searched but had no luck...

I am running Mandrake 10.0 in vmware 4.5.2, and when I start into X everything is fine. I'm trying to get vmware tools to install...and I've read alot of posts about that for which I'm thankful....however I can't figure out what seems to me should be a simple thing....

when I kill X (init 3) I get 4 really fuzzy screens....the top 2 are mirrors of the text-based console, while the bottom two are leftover....they don't update unless something interacts with them....meaning if I start X again, then the bottom of the screen responds.

Anyway...what I need should be simple...
I need to refresh the monitor.....(virtual monitor in this case) ....
restart the video device....
refresh the screen....
restart the text-based session...
anything to get the screen to refresh...

when I start off is in text mode, and it looks fine.

Any thoughts? could I be any more confusing?

It's 2:20am...I'm goin to bed....Thanks for reading.

Old 12-14-2004, 03:41 PM   #2
Registered: Jun 2004
Posts: 307

Rep: Reputation: 42
If you can, edit your /boot/grub/menu.lst file and turn off the splash stuff... you want vga=normal as well. I think the problem (which is well known for VMware) has to do with the frame buffer utilization on the 1st virtual console screen. Also.. you may have better fortune with a different vc screen.

No guarantees of course.
Old 12-14-2004, 09:04 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Sacramento, CA
Distribution: Mandrake (willing to change)
Posts: 5

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thanks for the reply.
Since I posted this, I have started playing with Fedora Core 3 in VMware...and haven't had any problems yet....I'm about to try to install vmware tool though...we'll see how it goes

Thanks for the advice.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
the good ol' fedora and sound card not working problem ericb Linux - Hardware 8 12-18-2005 10:43 PM
Goold ol' rcp skiflyer Debian 0 01-12-2005 07:52 PM
vmware good? Nefarious Linux - Software 6 05-20-2003 08:55 PM
Same ol' bone - VMWare, Laptop, Redhat 7.2 and resolution sx10 Linux - Newbie 0 09-10-2002 07:48 AM
Is VMWare any good? LX_NewBie Linux - Software 2 02-17-2002 10:02 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:12 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration