#692 closed Feature Request (fixed)

PC-BSD Enhancement for VMWARE Player

Reported by: jdwarren Owned by:
Priority: trivial Milestone:
Component: System Configuration Version: 9.0-RELEASE
Keywords: VMWARE, Player, Tools, Video, Driver, screen, resolution Cc: trac-bugs@…

Description

I like using VMWARE Player because it allows for directly opening the downloaded iso file when installing PC-BSD (very nice!).
Nothing is perfect however (yet) and final installation can have issues with screen resolution (post # 7 still applies)
http://forums.pcbsd.org/showthread.php?t=7887

Also VMWARE Tools do not install properly (see step 7) so a lot of extra work is needed to compile things.
http://www.rhyous.com/2012/05/09/installing-vmware-tools-on-freebsd-9-without-xorg/

Also VMWARE video driver does not get installed with VMWARE tools and more work is needed to get it
http://www.rhyous.com/2010/01/29/how-to-install-the-vmware-video-card-driver-on-a-freebsd-8-guest-virtual-machine/

I propose that everything needed to support VMWARE player gets figured out in advance and included in iso installation file and have some GUI widget available to enable VMWARE support once PC-BSD is installed. This type of enhancement can improve users PC-BSD experience a lot when installing on a virtual machine.

Thanks!

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 10 months ago by kenmoore

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

There is a system meta-package available for VMWare Guest systems now.
Please re-test with PC-BSD 9.2 and see if this is still an issue.

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