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Thread: OpenSuSE 11.1 with VMware

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    Default OpenSuSE 11.1 with VMware

    I am a long time user of SuSE, from the early days of 7.x with both Intel and PPC versions. These days I am using VMware with Vista as a host and find that SuSE 11.0 works the best with VMware 6.51 over SuSE 11.1. I am a registered owner of all versions of SuSE from 10.0 through 11.1. I recently purchased the 11.1, and have removed it, going back to 11.0; I also find that KDE 3.5.x works best with VMware 6.5 as well; I can run full screen as though I am running Suse natively. KDE 4.x does not work well with VMware; GNOME 2.4.x functions fine as a GUI, but the sound driver is flakey under VMware. One might ask, "why not dual boot, or run SuSE natively?" My answer is, "I have done both, and am quite comfortable with using linux as my only OS, but I suggest I get the most function possible from my computer using a virtual machine; I never have to reboot to use some program which only comes tested for the mass consumer market, and hence Vista. Any other VMware users out there who have tested both 11.0 & 11.1? Another point about 11.1 vs. 11.0 is that I think the installer for 11.0 is superior to 11.1's installer. I think Novell should go back to the 11.0 installer for future releases of openSuse. I also want to say that while I realize linux is free for the download, paying for a 6 month subscription at a small price of $59.95 is an excellent way to help support the product and keep Suse strong. Any commects?

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    Default Re: OpenSuSE 11.1 with VMware

    Learn to paragraph.

    KDE4 actually works fine in VMWare Fusion 2.02.

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    Default Re: OpenSuSE 11.1 with VMware

    * RichardET wrote, On 02/22/2009 09:46 PM:

    > Any commects?


    Whoa, probably in an hour or so, after I recovered from the tsunami of loosely related statements you pushed ashore my poor brain!

    Uwe

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    Default Re: OpenSuSE 11.1 with VMware

    can someone give a brief tutorial on how to use VMWare, I am currently running just openSUSE and removed Vista altogether right now,unless something goes wrong, I will try and avoid Microsoft forever since most applications I need to run are mostly linux-based..

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    Default Re: OpenSuSE 11.1 with VMware

    I did not say KDE 4.x did not work with VMware, i stated 3.5.x works better; also it is workstation 6.5.x I am using.

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    Default Re: OpenSuSE 11.1 with VMware

    Have a read here Setting up VMware Workstation - openSUSE

    /Geoff
    Quote Originally Posted by RichardET View Post
    I did not say KDE 4.x did not work with VMware, i stated 3.5.x works better; also it is workstation 6.5.x I am using.
    Core 2 Duo 3.16GHz, 8GB DDR2, 3.5TB, GeForce 9600 GT, Amilo LCD 26", OS 11.1 x86_64, KDE4.2.4 (2)
    My wine tips & tricks

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    Default Re: OpenSuSE 11.1 with VMware

    That link you cited is for VMware using linux as the host. I use linux as the guest, with Vista as the host.

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    Default Re: OpenSuSE 11.1 with VMware

    As this is a Linux forum you might get more help on a windows forum
    You could also try Google

    /Geoff

    Quote Originally Posted by RichardET View Post
    That link you cited is for VMware using linux as the host. I use linux as the guest, with Vista as the host.
    Core 2 Duo 3.16GHz, 8GB DDR2, 3.5TB, GeForce 9600 GT, Amilo LCD 26", OS 11.1 x86_64, KDE4.2.4 (2)
    My wine tips & tricks

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    Default Re: OpenSuSE 11.1 with VMware

    I also use linux natively on an old desktop box. I recall in 1998 getting Redhat 5.2 to install on an old Compaq 486 with a 1 gig harddrive and 12 meg of ram, so I am no linux newbie. But I can tell you that Vmware is good. When one uses SuSE 11.0 with KDE 3.5, the system runs full screen on my laptop and VMware uses the core 2 duo processor natively. I can also move freely between the linux side and the vista side, thus I have total usability of the system without constant reboots. Unfortunately, open SuSE 11.1 does not play as well with VMware as open SuSE 11.0 and I have licensed copies of both and i spend alot of time experimenting.

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    Default Re: OpenSuSE 11.1 with VMware

    I have 2 suggestions for you.
    1) Use Linux as the host. While I have found Windows 7 beta to actually work, Vista is simply a problem. Hopefully Windows will offer Windows 7 as a free repair for Vista. (Don't hold your breath!)
    2) Use xVM VirtualBox from Sun. It works quite well. I run several virtual machines, including XP Pro and the aforementioned Windows 7 beta on an openSUSE 11.1 host. Check it out.

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