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Old 06-09-03, 06:31 AM   #1
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Question VMWare and NVidia Drivers

Hi,

has anyone experiences with VMWare and the NVidia driver under linux? VMWare says in the hardware requirements that "Linux hosts must have a video adapter supported by the XFree86 server to run guest operating systems in full screen mode.", and on the XFree-site only older chips are listes as supported.

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Old 06-09-03, 06:43 AM   #2
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VMware works fine in full screen mode (on the host) when using the nvidia Xfree86 drivers.
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Old 06-11-03, 01:37 AM   #3
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What versions are you talking about?

I'd suspect you'll find quite a few people who've gotten VMWare working on various nVidia cards.


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Old 06-12-03, 04:33 AM   #4
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I've been running VMware for a long time, all versions I've tried (2/3/4) have worked fine with all the Nvidia Xfree86 drivers released.

All the Nvidia driver does is accelerate X, then VMware hooks into X and uses standard X instructions to display the 'VMware client' in a window.

The driver for the VMware client is VMware's own SVGA driver, The Windows XP & 9X one's are great but running Linux on VMware in Linux isn't great because Linux Client txt mode doesn't display properly. (but X displays fine)

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