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Re: VMWare tools on Fedora Core 5

On Fri, 2005-12-23 at 14:17 -0600, William Lovaton wrote:
> I've been doing some testing of RawHide on a virutal
> machine I configured a few days ago with VMWare 5.5.1
> build-19175.  Every thing is working fine except that
> I can't install the VMWare tools on the guess
> operating system to improve performance and imrpove
> the display settings so I can use a decent resolution,
> right now am stuck with 800 x 600.
> Any idea about how to install the VMWare tools on FC5
> guess OS?  when I try to do it gnome-volume-manager
> crashes and it doesn't do anything, any attempt to
> restart g-v-m results in a immediate crash.  The only
> way to fix it is to cancel the installation of the
> VMWare tools and then g-v-m can be started normally
> again.
> I hope it can be done because that performance gain
> would be great, all in all I am very impressed with
> FC5 performance.

VMware doesn't provide a driver for X.org 7.0. It isn't needed though,
as X.org already contains a FOSS driver for the VMware video card; you
just need to select a better monitor in the Display properties.

Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams <ivazquez ivazquez net>

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