SUSE 10.2 or 10.3 upgraded from 1.0 to 1.1 of course tools said it was out of date. so I re-installed vmware tools now neither screen will resize properly. I can set fixed resolutions just fine whatever is selectable in linux but the auto resizing broke. I go back to a backup of the old machines before re-installing tools and run with outdated tools and they resize just fine. Help?
nope applied the patch recompiled restarted all successful. Now it's once again a fixed 1024x768 resolution and will not resize anymore.
Once again I can set the size to whatever I like using the resolution tool with suse, but it won't automatically resize. I'm going back to my old version of tools still where the resizing works great.
Could you attach a log of running vmware-config-tool.pl or at least the part that configures Xorg? You can use script to capture the whole log (default logging goes to typescript). Thanks
ok it get's worse... The update from last night for SUSE 10.3 completely broke xwindows on vmware. even after re-compiling and running tools it breaks. I can't even get into x at all anymore the server crashes. And as for the logs, there's not a single error during the compilation or install of vmware tools. even now it runs perfectly but x abends about 3 seconds after starting. This one crashes with the previous version of tools as well even on vmware server.
I did an initial install of OpenSUSE 10.3 and it was working great. Then I decided to run the Suse updater. I rebooted afterward and now I'm suffering from the same problem with X not starting. This is nuts! I have an unusable installation now! I get this:
tarvos login: gdm: WARNING: The display server has been shut down 6 times in the last 90 seconds. It is likely that something bad is going on. Waiting for 2 minutes before trying again on display :0.
Is there a solution?
I'm using VMWareTools-7.6.2-62537 and VMWare Fusion 1.1.
Yay! I found a solution. This was from a suggestion off the Parallels forum for an Ubuntu 7.10 user and this worked with my OpenSUSE 10.3 installation. I booted into text mode so that I could actually log in to my VM:
$ sudo vim /etc/X11/xorg.conf
In the 'Device' insert this line:
Option "LVDSBiosNativeMode" "false"
Save and exit. Run 'startx' from the command prompt. Re-install VMWareTools, reboot and back to the good stuff! For whatever reason, font rendering even looks better now too!