Re: Incommunicado after winxp/vmware access over NFS
Lennart Sorensen wrote:
On Sun, Oct 31, 2004 at 10:38:52AM -0800, David Liontooth wrote:
Thanks, Len -- I didn't realize the upgrade was free, so that's very
It turns out the problem can't have been vmware after all, however, as the
same thing happened when I wasn't using it. I reverted the most recent
change, which was upgrading the hotplug package, and it hasn't happened
again, but this is not a diagnosis.
I'll upgrade VMware anyway -- if I can run it on the amd64, that would
be very cool --
but it would mean running a 32-bit app within a pure64 environment. My
that VMware 4.5 won't run in our pure64 Debian -- is that correct?
Hmm, no idea I haven't tried vmware on 64bit myself, I just read about
some kernel patches/driver patches for vmware related to amd64 support.
I have found 4.5 much better than 4.0 for some things, so it's worth
downloading the new one. VMware seems to always consider any point
releases to be free upgrades.
I suspect if/when they release a version with full 64bit support (both
host and guest), it will be version 5.x and require an upgrade. :)
Well, good news on that front -- vmware 4.5.2 works great on Debian
pure64, with these reservations:
* it needs the libpopt library in /emul for smbpasswd to work
* it may need X11 libraries in /emul too
I run vmware over a network rather than locally and needed only libpopt.
Snappy performance! It supports 32-bit guest OSes like WinXP.