Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 431593
Vmware X driver fails to start in Fedora-9-Alpha-Live-KDE-x86_64
Last modified: 2008-02-11 14:20:12 EST
Description of problem:
F9 Alpha KDE LiveDVD boots to text mode in VMware Server. X log file shows
that vmware_drv.so fails to load because of an undefined symbol error.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot the LiveDVD in VMware Server
F9 starts in text mode
F9 starts the KDE4 desktop
VMware-server-1.0.4-56528 on a Fedora 8 x86_64 host
Created attachment 294033 [details]
X log file
X also fails to start with Fedora-9-Alpha-i386-DVD.iso
VMWare Workstation 6.0.0 build-45731
*** Bug 431830 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
yum updating xorg-x11-drv-vmware to 10.15.2-99.1.fc9 seems to have fixed this
problem for me.
also, as workaround (in case you don't have networking in the VM), you can
change the detected "vmware" driver to "vesa" in /etc/X11/xorg.conf, and
optionally set a specific Modes line.
Fixed in -99.1.fc9 as per comment #4. Closing.