RE: VMware-4.5 workstation under Debian/testing?
Hi Joseph - 2 questions for you...
1) are you running hotplug
2) When you stay on the one kernel, do you find you have to re-run
vmware-config.pl every time?
On Thu, 2004-06-03 at 00:22, Freivald, Joseph A, GVSOL wrote:
> I'm running 4.5.1-7568.
> I've run under sid and sarge, with no problems whatsoever. The modules
> compile fine under 2.4.25-1-386, 2.4.26-1-686 and 2.6.3-1-686 - easy
> enough that I switch back-and-forth (re-running vmware-config.pl) when
> I'm testing the different kernels. I've used USB, CD, Bridged,
> Host-only, NAT-over-wireless, built-in-samba, stand-alone (apt-get)
> samba, SCSI and IDE virtual disks, snapshots, persistent and
> non-persistent disks, you name it. I've hosted MS-DOS-6.2.2, Debian,
> RedHat 7.3/8.0/ES-3r2, NT4 WS/Servers, Win2K, Win98, WinME and Gentoo
> under it from time-to-time. I've even run Cygwin under Win2k to run
> X-Apps under 2K under Debian.
> VMWare is one rock-solid piece of software.
Best bit of commercial software I've ever bought.
> And yes, I keep an XP partition for my games. <sigh>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Micha Feigin [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 01, 2004 7:25 AM
> To: Debian User
> Subject: Re: VMware-4.5 workstation under Debian/testing?
> On Tue, Jun 01, 2004 at 12:10:23PM +1000, glenn wrote:
> > Hi Ishwar
> > I run vmware workstation on sid (upto date latest, you know the one
> > unistalls samba and kde and messes with cups) with 2.6.6, and have
> > on 2.6.5 for ages, and server out windows advanced server to upto 3
> > clients with it. There were some hassles getting it going initially,
> > that was a previous build. The current build has no trouble compling
> > vmnet modules etc. You'll need to have installed the kernel headers
> > package for the kernel you are using.
> > The only 2 cavets are my one attempt to use a usb device in windows
> > failed, and oneday after an apt-get dist-upgrade, my cd and dvd
> > devices
> I am having the same problem and it seems to be mostly dependent on
> hotplug, although I am not completely sure.
> Having hotplut disabled and just usbcore and usb-uhci loaded and
> /proc/bus/usb mounted gives it a chance.
> Their docs say that the usb device can't be claimed by kernel drivers
> so that is probably whats causing the problem.
> > suddenly appeared as removable devices, and won't let me use cd's as
> > offers to format them. I haven't put any effort into fixing these
> > and may yet turn out to be trivial.
> > Best of luck
> > Glenn
> > On Mon, 2004-05-31 at 10:22, Ishwar Rattan wrote:
> > > I am interested in running vmware-4.5 work-station under
> > > (2.6.5). The software (not purchased yet) has a rpm package
> > > and a tar.gz that contains files for RH/Mandralke/SuSe. Is any one
> > > running it suceesfully under debian?
> > >
> > > -ishwar
> > >
> > >
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