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1 30th July 00:02
marco genise
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Hi,

i'm running Slackware 9.1 with actual packages from slackware-current and
xfree 4.3 with xfce.

I've tried vmware 4.5 these days and i've got a big problem: after starting
a virtual machine in vmware my display gets a little scrambled and some
colors aren't correct anymore.
The only way to get back to a normal display is to restart X.

This only happens when using vmware - anything else works ok.

My video card is an ATI radeon 9000 and i'm running fglrx drivers offered
by ATI. I've tried version 3.7.6 and 3.9. Error is on both. VMware is also
up to date - I think it's version 4.5.1.

Perhaps anyone got this problem too and has a solution for me.

Thank you in advance,

Marco.
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2 30th July 09:08
/dev/rob0
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Colour depth mismatch, is my guess. The VM has a greater colour depth
than X. Increase the colour depth in X or decrease it in the VM.
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3 30th July 17:53
marco genise
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I tried changing color depth in vmware, but that didn't solve my problem.
The fglrx doesn't support more than 24bit - I think I read this somewhere.
So I can't increase in X.

Marco.
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4 30th July 17:55
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VMware is commercial software, and if you can phrase your question in
such a way to avoid their slam-dunk "unsupported distro" answer, VMware
support can probably answer this. (It might even be do***ented!)

Just go to distrowatch and pick a supported distro with similar
versions of component parts, and tell them that's what you use.

FWIW VMware works fine on Slackware for me, with X and the VM using
true colour (24-bit).
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