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== fcron ==
 
 
Fcron is no longer needed and has been replaced by Incron in Community. Should be edited.
 
 
:dcron 4.x adds a variety of anacron-like features, and now handles systems that aren't constantly running. Perhaps the entire "more suitable cron" section is no longer needed.
 
 
:-- [[User:Pointone|pointone]] 11:04, 19 February 2010 (EST)
 
 
== unity ==
 
 
The section on enabling unity seems obsolete.
 
 
For example, this link does not exist: aur.archlinux.org/packages/uriparser/uriparser/PKGBUILD.
 
 
:-- [[User:Mmendell|Mmendell]] 16:17, 2 May 2010 (EDT)
 
 
== Update ==
 
 
Did a large update to most sections, bringing the article up to date with the latest changes in open-vm-tools at the time of this writing. Corrected also information on Paravirtualization and removed the out-of-date flag at the top of the article to just cover the Unity section, which I don't have the ability to test at this moment.
 
 
--[[User:Marfig|Marfig]] 10:32, 22 August 2010 (EDT)
 
 
== Updated ==
 
 
As of 2011-02-05, I have a working Arch linux x64 in VMWare Player on Microsoft Windows 7. I have updated the section on Unity as I have got it working (not perfectly though-for one the menu to launch new apps does not show up). I have also been able to successfully shrink my virtual hard drives so I added some info on how to do that.
 
 
:-- [[User:Sudarshans|Sudarshans]] 2011-02-05
 
 
 
 
== Update coming ==
 
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== Update ==
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== Additional info while installing on VMWare player 6.0.1 ==
 
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Translated updated Dutch article to English.
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:-- [[User:Gcool|Gcool]] 14:53, 9 April 2012 (EDT)
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Restored copy & paste instructions.
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:-- [[User:Sunaku|Sunaku]] 15:38, 9 April 2012 (EDT)
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I had to do a few additional things while installing on VMWare player wrt the Official VMWare tools. The kernel version was 3.12 and vmware player was 6.0.1.
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To highlight the points:
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* I did not get the tools ISO with my VMware player installation and had to source it from one of the vmware websites.
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* The source for the vmci module had to be replaced with one which I found from the vmware forums in the tools .
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* A patch had to be applied vmhgfs module source
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If someone could let me know if any of this info would be qualify to go into the wiki then I can add them in. It might help someone trying to install on VMWare player.
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[[User:Nsmathew|Nsmathew]] ([[User talk:Nsmathew|talk]]) 07:31, 29 November 2013 (UTC) nsmathew

Revision as of 07:31, 29 November 2013

Update coming

At this moment i am writing a large update, but for the time being:

  • paravirtualisation (Intel VT / AMD-V) is not supported any longer in VMware products, except the long-time-not-update VMware Server
  • use always vmxnet3 or e1000 adapter, unless you have a legacy vm (< hw version 7), the pcnet32 driver will not be loaded.
  • mouse / keyboard issues fixed a long time ago
  • have to test Unity again, but it need at least uniparser from [community]
  • vmware-toolbox does not exist any longer
  • vmhgfs problem solved
  • vmci: can be or enabled, or restricted, not disabled. The output from dmesg is always the same !

I am updating the dutch page right now

-- inktvis75 2012-03-17

Additional info while installing on VMWare player 6.0.1

I had to do a few additional things while installing on VMWare player wrt the Official VMWare tools. The kernel version was 3.12 and vmware player was 6.0.1. To highlight the points:

  • I did not get the tools ISO with my VMware player installation and had to source it from one of the vmware websites.
  • The source for the vmci module had to be replaced with one which I found from the vmware forums in the tools .
  • A patch had to be applied vmhgfs module source

If someone could let me know if any of this info would be qualify to go into the wiki then I can add them in. It might help someone trying to install on VMWare player. Nsmathew (talk) 07:31, 29 November 2013 (UTC) nsmathew