VMWare vmware_gfx driver installation on Maya?

Chat about just about anything else

VMWare vmware_gfx driver installation on Maya?

Postby boekhold on Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:22 am

Hi all,

I've got Mint 13 Cinnamon installed in a VMWare Player 5 guest. The VMWare Tools come with the new vmware_gfx drivers, which I would like to install. However the vmware-config-tools.pl script seems to think that it doesn't have drivers included for the version of XOrg as shipped with Mint 13 (XOrg 1.11.3).

Q1: is XOrg 1.11.3 compatible with the vmware_gfx video driver?
Q2: is there any way to patch vmware-config-tools.pl such that it 'skips' its XOrg version test and installs the drivers as shipped with VMWare Tools?

Currently I can't get any further than:

Code: Select all
Detected X server version 1.11.3


Distribution provided drivers for Xorg X server are used.

Skipping X configuration because X drivers are not included.


Note that before my vmware tools install I switched to a console, stopped mdm and purged xserver-xorg-video-vmware, to make sure I don't have any vmware drivers from the Mint(ubuntu?) distribution installed anymore.

Maarten
boekhold
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 25
Joined: Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:10 am

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Re: VMWare vmware_gfx driver installation on Maya?

Postby boekhold on Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:36 am

Hmmm, turns out that the xserver-video-vmware driver is actually the new 3d driver already...

reason I was looking at this is because I have enormous stability issues with X in Mint 13 cinnamon in VMWare Player 5. For example, almost everytime my laptop screen saver kicks in, I can't get the screen of the VM guest back. Sometimes I can manage to switch to a console and just restart mdm, most of the times I need to power-off the VM and restart.
boekhold
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 25
Joined: Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:10 am

Mint 13 video unstable in VMWare guest?

Postby boekhold on Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:55 am

Hi all,

I'm trying to run Mint 13 Cinnamon in a VMWare Player 5 guest, and am having major issues with the graphics. Very regularly the screen becomes completely garbled, without any way to correct it. Sometimes I'm able to get a text console (Ctrl-Alt Fx) and restart MDM, which fixes things, most of the times I need to power off the guest and restart it. The screen corruption btw seems to always occur when the VMWare Player window is hidden/minimized, or when the screensaver of my host kicks in (a Dell Precision M4500 laptop btw).

I'm trying to determine if this is due to Mint, VMWare or my laptop. If it's VMWare, then I'll probably switch back to VirtualBox. It's slower, but I haven't had those screen corruptions with VBox in the past...

Has anybody seen similar behavior and have you found a fix for it?

Maarten
boekhold
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 25
Joined: Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:10 am


Return to Open chat

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot] and 5 guests