vmware-tools-freebsd && "No drivers for x.org version: 7.6.5."

David Demelier demelier.david at gmail.com
Fri Apr 8 10:45:25 UTC 2011

On 08/04/2011 12:17, Dimitry Andric wrote:
> On 2011-04-08 10:42, Matthias Apitz wrote:
>> I have FreeBSD 9-CURRENT up and running in a VMware Workstation 7.x and
>> I tried to install the vmware-tools-freebsd of VMware to get the driver
>> for Xorg, but it seems that X.org 7.6.5. is not supported. My other VM
>> runs a 8-CURRENT with X.org 7.4_1 which works fine.
>> Any idea how to solve this? Should I go back to X.org 7.4_1 in
>> 9-CURRENT? Or should I fake the vmware-tools installer to see X.org as
>> /.4 while it is 7.6.5?
> X.org 7.5 already has VMware drivers, so you can just install the
> x11-drivers/xf86-input-vmmouse and x11-drivers/xf86-video-vmware ports.
> Alternatively, run "make config" in x11-drivers/xorg-drivers, check the
> "VMMOUSE" and "VMWARE" entries, and rebuild this meta-port.
> Btw, I have no idea why these drivers are not enabled by default. They
> would seem very useful in a default X.org installation.

Probably because a lot of people do not use VMware products.

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David Demelier

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