Xfree86 in VMWare?

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by SPeedY_B, Apr 6, 2003.

  1. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Has anyone got X working through VMWare?
    I'm messing around with FreeBSD through it, it has installed and is working fine, all except X, probably because I'm not really sure what options to set.
    Like what "card" does VMWare tell the guest o/s that it has etc.
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    I've had X run beautifully well under VMware 3.2 (using Slackware, Debian, Redhat abd Lycoris)
    Haven't got around to installing FreeBSD yet, but you could check this page out:
    http://www.vmware.com/support/ws3/doc/ws32_guestos31.html

    I'm sure X should work if it did with other linux distros.
    G'luck, and lemme kno how it goes... just for future reference ;)
     
  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    w00t!
    # mount /cdrom
    # cp /cdrom/vmware-freebsd-tools.tar.gz /tmp
    # umount /cdrom
    # cd /tmp
    # tar zxf vmware-freebsd-tools.tar.gz
    # cd vmware-freebsd-tools
    # ./install.pl

    I'd gathered that the tools needed to be used, I just didnt realise that under FreeBSD they needed to be mounted. All is well now, and I got window maker \o/
     
  4. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    Speedy_B your looking at something i am gonna call my NEW home soon !!!
     
  5. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    FreeBSD + Window Maker should be everyone's home :) (or /home/ :p)
    At the moment grabbing these packages (make'ing X-Chat at the moment) takes its toll on a 56k, I think when I get DSL in june, I will use BSD more. I don't think it will replace windows as my main o/s though, possibly with time. :)
     
  6. X-Istence

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    its slowly gonna take mine over, that is why i said its gonna be my new home.
     
  7. oDin

    oDin xp m0nk3y

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    whats freeBSD like?

    i am running suse 8.1 now only because it would have taken me a week to dl freeBSD.

    is it worth waiting for the slow ass download? does it come with X and a gui?

    but most importantly will it make me feel all warm and fuzzy after a long day of windows?

    :D
    thanks.
     
  8. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    It depends what you're used to, BSD unix, while similar to linux, is also different in so many ways.
    If you're using SuSe, I gather that you're using either KDE or Gnome? these are both available to FreeBSD so in theory once everything is setup, you should feel right at home :)

    I honestly think that if you're happy with SuSe now, then by all means stick with it, if you want to try BSD for the experience and to learn a new platform, then give it a go.
    As for the download, there are places on the net who will send burned cd-r's out to you for a very small charge (I've found them for as little as £2 here in the UK!) or you can head over to the FreeBSD Mall and pick up a copy of FreeBSD 5.0 for $39.95 (4 cd's)
     
  9. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    FreeBSD is more organized and everything can be found in a set place, in Linux you can find config files all over, in BSD they are mainly in /usr/local/etc/ or /etc/

    So basically it makes your life easy.

    I generally also like BSD cause of its ports tree, lets pick another app to compile and install for me to use =).
     
  10. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    The ports tree is the most amazing feature in any operating system ever! Its pure genius :D They really couldn't have made that any easier and inventive than it is, its a great help for newbies and an excellent resource for the more advanced user.