Vmware player

Christian christian08 at runbox.com
Sun Jul 30 21:15:34 UTC 2006

Hello Christian,
Many thanks, yes I've already figured that out. Now its working!
have another problem, read my other post.
All the best,

On 2006-07-30 at 23:09 Christian Schoepplein wrote:

>Hi Christian
>On Sat, Jul 29, 2006 at 06:06:16PM +0200, Christian wrote:
>>I am trying to run Vmplayer under my Debian and I am running into a 
>>problem when launching it. I installed it as root and I have the 
>>graphical logon screen enabled so I have to press Ctrl-Alt-F1 in order 
>>to get a text console.
>>Then I login as root or whatever user change in to the directory where 
>>my .vmx file is and type:
>>xinit /usr/bin/vmplayer -X Winxp.vmx
>this command only will work if you are not allreade in grafical mode.
>>But it complains that the display is alredy set to 0 and if the server 
>>is not running anymore i have to delete the lock file. I have tried it, 
>>but with no luck. So, any ideas?
>Change your system to start into the text based envirornment per 
>1. Open the file /etc/inittab
>2. Search for a line that should look something like this:
>   id:5:initdefault:
>3. Change it to:
>   id:2:initdefault:
>No the system starts runleven per default.
>Try to execute the command from above to activate vmplayer. Does this 
>work? Also it should still be possible to start the grafical frontend.
>Christian Schoepplein <chris at schoeppi.net>
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