FreeBSD inside VMWare and x.org
wmoran at potentialtech.com
Fri Feb 25 05:10:33 GMT 2005
Jason Henson <jason at ec.rr.com> wrote:
> On 02/24/05 23:37:53, Bill Moran wrote:
> > I'd like to use FreeBSD inside VMWare on my desktop. I've used
> > VMWare
> > for testing things out in FreeBSD quite a few times with considerable
> > success, but I've never before installed x.org, and that's where I'm
> > getting hung up. I'm trying to use FreeBSD 5.3, with the latest xorg
> > from ports (just updated today).
> > I can't seem to get X to start with any decent screen realestate. If
> > I use the "vmware" driver, I'm stuck with 640x480. I experimented
> > some
> > and tried the "vesa" driver, which worked nicely except the screen is
> > huge (I'm guessing 3000x3000 or so) and since most of it is off the
> > monitor, it's unusable.
> > I've tried installaing the vmware-tools4 package, and I've tried it
> > without the package. It doesn't seem to make much difference either
> > way.
> > Any suggestions or pointers on how to get a usable system inside
> > VMWare?
> Change you /etc/X11/xorg.conf to match the relevant parts of this
> Section "Screen"
> Identifier "Screen 1"
> Device "saphfire"
> Monitor "kds_1600x1200 at 75"
> DefaultDepth 24
> Subsection "Display"
> Depth 24
> Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
> ViewPort 0 0
That did it very nicely. I forgot to put in Modes.
Thank you very much ... made my day! For the archives ... I'm using
the vesa driver ... The vmware driver doesn't seem capable of this.
Runs at 1280x1024 very nicely both in a window, and in fullscreen.
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