vmware and freebsd 8

kalin m kalin at el.net
Wed Jul 28 16:20:16 UTC 2010

awesome...  thanks to all replies...  i'll try the nox11 also..  those 
machines are only intended as servers so guis are not necessary...   

Kevin Wilcox wrote:
> 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!!
> kmw

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