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mmoccaro
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:56 am    Post subject: VMWare Player GNOME. I'll share my VM if I get it! ;-) Reply with quote

Dear Friends,

I am trying to get GNOME on Gentoo in VMWare player. I have Xorg installed. I even saw an Xterm window come up. I followed the handbook for installing Gnome but the one error I keep having is that when I type startx, I get a message along the lines of:

FATAL: Module vmwgfx not found.
(some stuff and then) gnome-session: not found.

I have searched far and wide on the internet and have found that some people have had this problem but it has never been specific to VMWare. Also, I have installed many packages such as vmware-tools and all the video drivers and such. If anyone knows anything about how to fix this, your help will be greatly appreciated.

Also, I think I need to do something with CONFIG_DRM_VMWGFX because it is not set but I have no idea where that even is in the operating system.

Thanks for reading!

Sincerely,

Matt
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to Gentoo!

I don't use VMware, but CONFIG_DRM_VMWGFX looks like a kernel config option. If you used genkernel then you will need to build a new kernel using genkernel --menuconfig all and set it. You may need to search for it using the built in search function.
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