Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 436042
No GUI for Fedora 9a installation under VMWare Server 1.04
Last modified: 2018-04-11 12:44:26 EDT
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
Created attachment 296826 [details]
Screen shot of problem inside VM.
Does X work after the installation?
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.
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.
(In reply to comment #4)
ISO with sha1sum: 9a723b7c5dc8e06cf5fcda124f342fea6e930da4
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?
(In reply to comment #6)
Thanks. After the update the vmware driver works correctly.
Sorry about that, but we cannot do anything with the LiveCD anymore.
Closing as RAWHIDE
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.
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.