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fallstoofast
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:05 pm    Post subject: [HOWTO] Setup VMWare Reply with quote

This is just a compilation of a few tips I learned while struggling to get it to work properly.

1. General

After installing and running the configuration, you must load the modules.
To make vmware consistantly work, add the following to /etc/modules.autoload/kernel-2.x (x being either 4 or 6 depending on your kernel version)

Code:
# nano /etc/modules.autoload/kernel-2.6


add the following

Code:
vmmon


additionally, you must load the vmware and xinetd (if you don't do this vmware will complaing about the internet module not existing and the processor's clock will be off)

Code:
# rc-update add vmware default
# rc-update add xinetd default


2. Sound

VMWare uses OSS as its default sound modules. You must install the alsa-oss package to "intercept" the sound. You must use this workaround if vmware complains about the sound device being busy. (There is also an ESD and aRts workaround but the sound stutters and is unstable.)

Code:
# emerge -av alsa-oss


Then you need script to load vmware with the alsa-oss package
Just make a file in /usr/bin. I called it vmware-init

Code:
# nano /usr/bin/vmware-init


then you can just copy and paste the following script and save (copy, shift+inster, ctrl+o, ctrl+x)

Code:
#!/bin/bash
LD_PRELOAD=libaoss.so exec /usr/bin/vmware "$@


You can then initiate vmware using the command

Code:
$ /usr/bin/vmware-init


you can add this to the menu instead of the original.

3. Links
If vmware complains about your CPU being to weak, check this out: http://vmblog.com/archive/2007/08/24/help-vmware-fixing-time-keeping-problems-with-the-guest-os.aspx
If you get stuck during the rc0.d directory installation process check this out: http://gentoo-wiki.com/Talk:HOWTO_Install_Gentoo_on_VMware_in_Windows_NT/2K/XP#Snoops_install_experience_.28a_bad_workaround.29
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks but its not full install of vmware with server and server console and some more settings but its usefull thanks !
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