Subject: Re: pkg/25598 (vmware3 starts with black screen)
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Date: 03/27/2006 19:14:43
Synopsis: vmware3 starts with black screen
Responsible-Changed-When: Mon, 27 Mar 2006 19:14:42 +0000
To get the replies for the feedback.
State-Changed-When: Mon, 27 Mar 2006 19:14:42 +0000
Can you try a newer kernel or package?
There is a MESSAGE.NetBSD file in the vmware3 package which describes
NetBSD had problem with emulation of Linux SVID shared memory handling,
which caused black screen in VMware 3.x when the guest OS switched
to graphics mode. The problem has been fixed in NetBSD 2.99.9 and
If you experience this problem, setting your DISPLAY environment variable
to "localhost:0" should help.