Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 431830
Fedora 9 Alpha Graphical Install Broken In VMWare Player
Last modified: 2008-02-07 13:18:30 EST
Description of problem:
During attempts to boot the i386 install DVD of the first Fedora 9 Alpha release
in VMware player the X server will not start. It briefly flashes a message
about being unable to start X with the VESA driver. Shouldn't it be using the
VMWARE specific driver?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
VMWare Player 2.0.2 (host OS is Windows XP x86)
Fedora 9 Alpha DVD iso for x86
How reproducible / Steps to Reproduce:
Create a vmware VMX bundle using easyvmx.com and attempt to install Fedora 9
Alpha. Happens every time here.
Created attachment 294199 [details]
Failed 'startx' screen scrape
I got hit by this too. I logged in as root and tried to 'startx' manually. The
X server (or, more accurately, the dynmamic linker) reported that vmware_drv.so
had an undefined symbol PictureScreenPrivateIndex.
I'll attach a screen shot from this shell.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 431593 ***