Subject: Re: VMware 3.2 black screen
To: None <>
From: Tracy Di Marco White <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/26/2003 01:06:05
Nicholas Ricketts <> wrote:
>I just installed vmware3 from pkgsrc and got a black screen within vmware. I
>read that I had to set DISPLAY to localhost:0
>but when I do that i get this:
>VMware Workstation Error:
>Cannot open display.
>Failed to initialize user interface.
>I think it has to do with xauth but not sure? How do I get vmware to work?

IIRC, I used unix:0 instead of localhost:0, because I use "-nolisten tcp"
with xdm.  I think that's the default now, but I'm not sure.