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Re: Using NetBSD and X inside a VMWare VM

On 2008-10-21, wrote:

>> Yes, I'm using NetBSD 4.0 running in VMware Fusion 1.1.3 [1] to write
>> this.  X11 is XFree86 4.5.0 with the "vmware" driver.
> I'm running the 64-bit version of NetBSD MP and I'm using the latest
> "paid" version of VMWare Workstation.  It does not support NetBSD per se
> therefore it does not supply the vmware tools of which the vmware drivers
> are a part of.
> So my question is where did you get the vmware driver from?

AFAIK, the VMware tools are purely for convenience.  The "vmware" driver
for XFree86 is part of the standard XFree86 and NetBSD distribution, so
an entry

  Driver "vmware"

in XF86Config is sufficient.  I can send you my configuration, if you
want.  Of course, I don't know whether this will solve your problem--I'm
running the 32-bit version with a GENERIC kernel, your problems may be
64-bit or MP-related.


Michael Piotrowski, M.A.                               
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