vmware and freebsd 8

Kevin Wilcox kevin.wilcox at gmail.com
Wed Jul 28 14:26:37 UTC 2010

On 28 July 2010 09:12, Steve Polyack <korvus at comcast.net> wrote:

> We've always used the open-vm-tools port
> (/usr/ports/emulators/open-vm-tools-nox11).  There is both an x11 and
> "nox11" version, both of which work very well.  It also includes a handful
> of other drivers and modules, including the memory balloon driver.
> If you only intend on using the vmware-guestd, vmxnet, and/or vmmemctl
> (memory ballon driver), then you can build with "-DWITHOUT_DNET
> -DWITHOUT_ICU -DWITHOUT_FUSE" to eliminate a few more dependencies.

Steve - that's excellent advice. I'll try out open-vm-tools-nox11 on
one of my VMs this afternoon and see how it goes. Thanks!!


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