Subject: Re: VMware 3.2 black screen
To: Tracy Di Marco White <>
From: Nicholas Ricketts <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/26/2003 00:49:34
Great that woked but cannot get fullscreen now. Is there anyway to get
fullscreen?? When I told it to use unix:0 it said I was using Vmware over
network and fullscreen will be unavailable. Also is there anyway to speed
up display. I click a menu and it taked forever for it to draw it.

On Sun, 26 Oct 2003, Tracy Di Marco White wrote:
> Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2003 01:06:05 -0600
> To:
> From: Tracy Di Marco White <>
> Subject: Re: VMware 3.2 black screen 
> 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.
> -Tracy