Installing Parallels Tools under Ubuntu Tribe 3?

Discussion in 'Linux Guest OS Discussion' started by telepo, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. telepo

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    I'd like to know if anybody has a solution or has had the same problem with installing Parallels Tools under Ubuntu Tribe 3 edition? I install it it works all the way up til' i get to the screen in the terminal which asks if i want to install parallel tools and i answer "Yes". Then suddenly it automatically restarts to a constantly resizing window with a black screen that finally remains a window of one size, but the black screen stays. Any help would be most appreciated. Much gratitude in advance to anyone who helps!!
     
  2. fbronner

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    Press Ctrl-Alt-F1 and you'll get down to the login screen.

    Still haven't managed to make it work, but I have managed to track it down to a problem with KDE once we have installed the parallel tools. Indeed, if you start X after installing the tools, you will see X windows works.

    After installing the tools, if you start KDE, you will notice there is an error in the /var/log/kdm.log.

    I'm guessing, you are encountering an error starting GDM in your case.
     
  3. telepo

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    Thanks so much! Are you saying you still haven't been to get parallels tools to install completely on Tribe 3? Even with doing what you said? =D
     
  4. telepo

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    Also will the ctrl-alt-f1 command work on a mac?
     
  5. telepo

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    Answer:It doesn't at least not on my Intel Mac Mini. Help!! =)
     
  6. fbronner

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    Not yet found out what is wrong with my KDE after installing the tools. I know that removing the tools lets me go back to KDE as if nothing has happened, but I can't figure how the tools would cause such an issue.
     
  7. fbronner

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    You might need to use Ctrl-Alt-Fn-F1
     
  8. telepo

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    Fn+F1 is one and the same. There is no separate function key other than the one and only F1-F16 keys on the mac. Thanks for the try though! =(
     
  9. telepo

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    Anyone know what to press instead? =)
     

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