VMWare problems when running VNC
cbeerse "at" gmail.com
Mon Feb 21 10:20:01 2005
Dani Camps wrote:
>>Try if you get the VNC module working in the
>>X-server at your console.
>>Then, you can use the DGA extantion to the X-server
>>at your console
>>and still work remote.
> What do you mean with this ? using my local X server
> instead of the remote with VNC ? How to do this ?
I might have mixed some stuff and we both got lost somewhere. Let me show some
possible setups but first some terms:
desktop: the machine at your desk.
host: a (remote) machine running VMWare.
guest: a machine running inside VMWare.
My view to your situation:
Your host is linux based, it runs `vncserver` (or an other `Xvnc` variant) in
which you run VMWare. You prefer the VMWare session full-screen inside the
VNC-session. This fullscreen (VMWare inside Xvnc) is not possible since Xvnc has
no DGA extentions.
My advice was to start VMWare on the console of the host, not inside a
VNC-session. Then use http://www.realvnc.com/v4/x0.html to gain access using vnc.
Alternative routes are:
- run vnc-server inside the guest and view that on your desktop. The
disadvantage is that you need to open a vnc-session to the host to access the
power-buttons of the guest.
- use VMWare GSX and its VMWare-virtual-console in-stead-of using vnc to
vmware-workstation. Specially for commercial, server-based setups this would be