VMware Workstation on F12B...

David dgboles at gmail.com
Thu Nov 5 16:05:48 UTC 2009

On 11/5/2009 10:43 AM, Christopher A. Williams wrote:
> On Sat, 2009-10-31 at 12:02 -0400, David wrote:
> <snip...>
>> Again. My guess? Fedora will work just as hard to solve this as they do
>> for Nvidia problems. ATI problems. And any other proprietary software
>> problems.
>> And that VMware treats Fedora as 'experimental' because Fedora is a
>> cutting edge distribution.
>> In other words? I would not hold my breath for this to happen.  :-)
> Unfortunately, you may be right about this part.
>> May I suggest that you try Virtualbox? It works quite well with Fedora
>> and they support the Fedora releases. And there are rpms for
>> Rawhide/Fedora 12 also.
> Actually, I already use VirtualBox as well. I find it just fine for
> basic virtualization needs on the desktop. But when you need to work in
> a VMware environment, VirtualBox just doesn't cut it from an integration
> point of view. And I don't particularly care for the method of handling
> virtual disks for VMs. I prefer keeping things for a specific VM in the
> same folder by default - it makes moving things from one system to the
> next a lot more seamless.
> I've also found that VirtualBox is not too friendly with Compiz when
> running in seamless mode. There are lots of repaint issues.
> Workstation's seamless mode (aka Unity) has been a lot easier to manage
> with all of the Compiz "eye candy" turned on. The menuing system is also
> far superior in my opinion.

Ah.. I see.

Well I hope that you get a resolution to your satisfaction of this
situation soon.

I could believe that others might be interested in this also and that
they might appreciate a 'success' report. If I used VMware I know that I

Good luck.


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