2004-07-13-trunk, the VMware driver in "trunk" refuses to work like this:
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# X :0
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XFree86 Version 22.214.171.1242 (4.4.0 RC 2)
Release Date: 18 December 2003
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.6
Build Operating System: SuSE Linux [ELF] SuSE
Current Operating System: Linux suse91xorgtest 2.6.5-7.75-default #1 Mon Jun 14
10:44:37 UTC 2004 i686
Build Date: 06 April 2004
Changelog Date: 29 February 2004
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Module Loader present
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time: Tue Jul 13 19:05:35 2004
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XF86Config"
*** If unresolved symbols were reported above, they might not
*** be the reason for the server aborting.
Fatal server error:
Caught signal 11. Server aborting
When reporting a problem related to a server crash, please send
the full server output, not just the last messages.
This can be found in the log file "/var/log/XFree86.0.log".
Please report problems to http://www.suse.de/feedback.
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- VMware version is 4.5.2 build 8848 with VMware tools installed (disabling or
deinstaling them does not cure the problem)
Without the tools, it works for me with an X.org trunk build on FC2 from around
20 July in both depth 24 and 16 (my host is in 16). So X.org works fine.
Installing the 4.2.x compiled vmmouse_drv from the tools causes the sigsegv.
The vmmouse driver is not yet part of X.org or XFree86's tree, but is installed
by our tools.
This is a VMware tools bug.
We (VMware) have fixed this bug internally.
For users of released products, a workaround is to change:
in your xorg.conf.
Nolan Leake wrote:
> We (VMware) have fixed this bug internally.
> For users of released products, a workaround is to change:
> Driver "vmmouse"
> Driver "mouse"
> in your xorg.conf.
I have good news and bad news...
First the bad news:
The workaround doesn't work.
And the good news:
The workaround works if the VMware guest OS has been restarted... :)