Talk:VMware/Install Arch Linux as a guest
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
vsock and vmw_vsock_vmci_transport drivers
What is the purpose of those drivers and when are they needed?
According to this Ubuntu manual page it looks like they probably get loaded automatically anyway if needed: vmsock
Disabling PC speaker.
Copy / Paste
X11 and tools.conf
I got tired if manually adjusting guest resolution for AwesomeWM, but I believe it applies to X11 more generally. Part of creating github.com/vmware/open-vm-tools/pull/382 to fix github.com/vmware/open-vm-tools/issues/265 required updating
tools.conf for debug level logging. So, we may want to add a section covering
allow-x11-backend=true support is merged, it would be worth mentioning along with some existing configurations. I'm thinking that adding coverage regarding
Autofit Guest for X11 and at least a mention that
tools.conf exists would enrich the article. Do you think any particular part of
tools.conf would be of interest? Any thoughts on X11 with respect to
open-vm-tools? Comrumino (talk) 09:31, 25 October 2019 (UTC)