Subject: pkg/25598: black screen on vmware3
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List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 05/16/2004 19:01:08
>Number:         25598
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       vmware3 starts with black screen
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun May 16 19:02:00 UTC 2004
>Originator:     Cesar Catrian C.
>Release:        NetBSD 2.0_BETA
System: NetBSD 2.0_BETA NetBSD 2.0_BETA (SAT) #0: Tue May 11 11:22:56 CLT 2004 i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
Vmware 3 starts working with a black screen if DISPLAY is not set to localhost:0 .
The problem is that vmware doesn't recognize 'localhost' or '' as a local machine. That's why it can't
switch in full screen mode.
A parcial-sized screen of vmware starting can be seen in a virtual console (try ctrl+alt+f{2|3|...})
if DISPLAY is not tweaked.
Install and start emulators/vmware3 without modifying the variable DISPLAY. Try changing virtual consoles.