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Ubuntu 6.06 "Dapper Drake"

http://www.vmware.com/vmtn/appliances/directory/595

Ubuntu 6.06 is a free, complete, Linux-based operating system

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bratton
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What is the root password for this appliance?

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bratton
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Nevermind... i figured it out. I followed the instructions here:

http://www.ubuntux.org/how-to-change-the-root-password-in-ubuntu

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superjoe
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How can I change the screen resolution to 1680x1050?

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prabhakar
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It needs to be one of the resolutions in your xorg.conf first. If your screen supoorts it, it should be in there. Then you can change it by going to settings ---> display from the Applications menu.

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chiposaur
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there's a huge list of resolutions in xorg.conf, but all that's available in settings>display is 640 and 800 res's.

Section "Screen"

identifier "default screen"

those are the only 2 res's defined, altho there's several 800's.

how do i add res's?

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chiposaur
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i ran the manual reconfig of the xorg.conf. i wasn't particularly conservative because i fig vmware never directly takes over video. end result was i got a solid selection of sizes.

1) open a terminal window

2) be root user (sudo su, password: ubuntu)

3) enter this command: sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

pay attention so you don't mess up your keyboard etc. it's really not tuff, and well documented during the run, if you read everything it'll take :10.

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whanafi
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The VM seems to have no sound card defined. How does one get the system to re-detect sound hardware? I have a pretty standard Creative SB Audigy 2 ZS

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RDPetruska
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You will need to edit the VM's configuration and add an audio adapter. Just so you know, the audio adapter in the VM will be a Creative Labs' Sound Blaster Audio PCI device - not what is in your host.

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raboffel
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how can i download the sources for the actual kernel so i can install vmware tools?

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RDPetruska
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They should be either on your installation media, or in an online repository. I'm not sure what Ubuntu uses, but look for YAST, Yum, apt-get, or other similar utilities.

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KevinG
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For Ubuntu you use apt-get

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r`

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myyr
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how do i do that - define soundcard? point me in right direction, at least, thnx

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RDPetruska
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See Ulli's site http://sanbarrow.com/vmx-sound.html

You need at least the sound.present, sound.startConnected, and sound.virtualDev parameters I believe.

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myyr
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thnx, now i have:

sound.startConnected = "TRUE"

sound.present = "TRUE"

sound.virtualDev = "sb16"

sound.autodetect = "TRUE"

but still no sound 😞

also, i'm using Player, maybe that's to blame?

my real soundcard is Realtek AC97 Audio (or at least by host system Windows XP).

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RDPetruska
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I'd use the es1371 instead of the older sb16 one myself...

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KevinG
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With the VM powered of, try with the folowing lines added to the .vmx file

sound.present = "TRUE"

sound.fileName = "-1"

sound.autodetect = "TRUE"

sound.virtualDev = "es1371"

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myyr
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u guys are my gods now... it worked. BIG thnx.

interesting thing in ubuntu dapper is that network works fine but when i install 'network manager' it sees no ethX... that's no problem but i guess it shows vmware player can be transparent only up to a limit. but so far all the other 100s of apps i have installed have worked. mostly ; )

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myyr
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BTW. any1 tried to upgrade to Eft w/ success? any chance running compiz/beryl on vmachine?

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crouton
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I believe Beryl/Compviz require accelerated hardware (ie binaries from ATI/Nvidia/Intel/etc), which is unlikely on virtual hardware.

Upgrading to Eft is possible; you may want to do a google on 'Dapper to Eft' on the exact commands needed.

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