#5163 HIGH Never A: Add xorg-x11-drv-vmware to get 1200x900 in emulation.

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Wed Nov 28 07:53:21 EST 2007

#5163: Add xorg-x11-drv-vmware to get 1200x900 in emulation.
 Reporter:  MitchellNCharity  |       Owner:  jg            
     Type:  enhancement       |      Status:  new           
 Priority:  high              |   Milestone:  Never Assigned
Component:  distro            |     Version:                
 Keywords:                    |    Verified:  0             
 QEMU cvs HEAD has support for an alternate graphics card, -vmwarevga,
 which is alleged to support custom resolutions, such as our 1200x900.
 xorg-x11-drv-vmware is apparently needed.

 The current xorg-x11-drv-vmware-10.14.1-1.fc7.src.rpm driver fails to load
  (II) LoadModule: "vmware"
  (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers//vmware_drv.so
  dlopen: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers//vmware_drv.so: undefined symbol:
  (EE) Failed to load /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers//vmware_drv.so
  (II) UnloadModule: "vmware"
  (EE) Failed to load module "vmware" (loader failed, 7)

 My brief attempt at a source install was last stuck looking for an xorg-
 server dependency.

 For testing, having qemu run 1200x900 has the advantage over remote X of
 using the real X server, and thus of properly exercising fonts, etc.
 Which will become increasingly important.

 The vmware driver may incidentally also provide 1200x900 on VirtualBox and

Ticket URL: <http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/5163>
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