On Sat, Jul 10, 1999 at 12:37:23PM -0400, Chris Hoover wrote:
> I'm starting to use vmware, and I love it. However, I can only get 16 colors
> with it. Does anyone know how to get the color depth to increase (win98)?
> I'm running it on an amd k6-2 300 with a creative labs RIVATNT card (which it
> does not seem to see). It tells me that I have a Standard Display Adapter
> (VGA). When I d/l'd the tnt drivers, it warned me that they were not designed
> for this adapter.
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Err..you don't understand the way VMWare works. VMWare DOES NOT give you
access to the hardware in your machine. Instead, it works like this:
Guest Operating System
VMWare Tools (including SVGA driver)
VMWare's virtual video card
X server on Host Operating System
Actual Graphics Hardware
Therefore, no matter what hardware you have, as long as it is supported by
X, VMWare emulates a graphics card on top of it.
Get the VMWare tools from http://www.vmware.com/download/downloadtools.html
Splattered all over the download pages are messages like
"VMWare highly recommends you download the tools"
"VMWare tools:This suite contains a highly optimized graphics driver"
Also, this question is a FAQ on the VMWare newsgroups
webmaster - http://www.mschess.org
- From: Chris Hoover <email@example.com>