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Bug 436042 - No GUI for Fedora 9a installation under VMWare Server 1.04
No GUI for Fedora 9a installation under VMWare Server 1.04
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-vmware (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
low Severity low
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Assigned To: X/OpenGL Maintenance List
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-03-04 18:11 EST by Austin
Modified: 2018-04-11 12:44 EDT (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2008-03-06 18:23:16 EST
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Screen shot of problem inside VM. (56.31 KB, image/png)
2008-03-04 18:11 EST, Austin
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The output of running startx (1.25 KB, text/plain)
2008-03-04 21:00 EST, Austin
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Description Austin 2008-03-04 18:11:13 EST
Description of problem: No GUI for Fedora 9a installation under VMWare Server 1.04

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): What ever is in
Fedora 9 alpha's release

How reproducible: Everytime.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Reboot VM with ISO mounted and presto.
Actual results: Text based installer.

Expected results: The typical GUI based installer.

Additional info: Screen shot of the installer running in text mode attached.
ISO with sha1sum : 2b4cbca2dcbef46d16cb015341455233d9a43a0e 
Comment 1 Austin 2008-03-04 18:11:13 EST
Created attachment 296826 [details]
Screen shot of problem inside VM.
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2008-03-04 20:50:33 EST
Does X work after the installation?
Comment 3 Austin 2008-03-04 21:00:31 EST
Created attachment 296832 [details]
The output of running startx

When running startx, I redirected the output to a file (attached).

"Doesn't appear so" is the answer.
Comment 4 spinner 2008-03-05 07:43:20 EST
The graphical installation of Fedora 9 alpha does not work for me either in a
Vmware Workstation 6.0  and after the text-based installation the Xserver aborts
with the same fatal error. When replacing the vmware driver in the xorg.conf
file with the vesa driver X starts without problems. It seems to me as if the
vmware driver is in some ways corrupted. 

Comment 5 spinner 2008-03-05 07:49:57 EST
(In reply to comment #4)
Additional information:
ISO with sha1sum: 9a723b7c5dc8e06cf5fcda124f342fea6e930da4
Comment 6 Matěj Cepl 2008-03-05 16:03:00 EST
Yes, vmware driver was unfortunately severly broken in Fedora 9 Alpha. Please
try to install Fedora 9 and upgrade with yum upgrade -- it should work much
better. Does it?
Comment 7 spinner 2008-03-06 07:12:55 EST
(In reply to comment #6)
Thanks. After the update the vmware driver works correctly.

Comment 8 Matěj Cepl 2008-03-06 10:00:40 EST
Sorry about that, but we cannot do anything with the LiveCD anymore.

Closing as RAWHIDE
Comment 9 Austin 2008-03-06 17:46:35 EST
What was the comment about(In reply to comment #8)
> Sorry about that, but we cannot do anything with the LiveCD anymore.
> Closing as RAWHIDE

What mention was there of the LiveCD? This is the Alpha ISO. Was this bug closed
by mistake? I'll re-open...

I am unable to perform a "yum update", nor "yum upgrade", as I get complaints
with dependency resolution such as:
Error: Missing Dependency: mono-core = 1.2.6-6.1.fc9 is needed by package mono-data
Error: Missing Dependency: sane-backends = 1.0.18-20.fc9 is needed by package

I'm uncertain this should be closed.
Comment 10 Austin 2008-03-06 18:23:16 EST
Performing a specific yum update xorg-x11-drv-vmware did appear to permit me to
run the GUI (runlevel 5).

I'll re-close this bug.

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