suse 10.3 X fails after tools install

Discussion in 'Linux Guest OS Discussion' started by jondriscoll, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. BarryP13@mac.com

    BarryP13@mac.com

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    Well, this does install the tools, and I guess a tiny screen is ok. I hope someone figures out how to get a larger screen :)

    Thanks fbronner
     
  2. madsteer

    madsteer

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    Awesome. This fixed my Kubuntu Gutsy install. I know this is a SuSe thread, so sorry for intruding, but this may be a common issue against all Linux Distro's with that version of xorg. Anyway, Thanks!
     
  3. BarryP13@mac.com

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    Has anyone figured out how to get suse working with a reasonably sized screen? from a consumers point of view, this flaw has Parallels looking very very very bad. Why should I recommend a buggy non useable product when the alternative works with no troubles. Come on Parallels team, I am on YOUR side for now, even a glimmer of hope that these problems will be addresses will help.
     
  4. Xenos

    Xenos Parallels Team

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    BarryP13@mac.com, Parallels team works hard to improve screen size in Suse. Currently you can change the size by the means of your Guest OS. Thank you for your reports. Please sorry for the inconvenience caused.

    Best regards,
    Xenos
     
  5. BarryP13@mac.com

    BarryP13@mac.com

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    Thanks Xenos. can you tell me how to do this? I have tried within Suse, but I loose the tools when I change the screen resolution.
     
  6. Xenos

    Xenos Parallels Team

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    Hello BarryP13@mac.com,

    What do you mean by loosing Tools?
    If there are some problems with Parallels Tools, you should probably reinstall them.

    Edited: Wrong answer. Deleted in order to avoid confusion.

    Best regards,
    Xenos
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2007
  7. BarryP13@mac.com

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    I don't have a usplash.conf file on my system
     
  8. Xenos

    Xenos Parallels Team

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    BarryP13@mac.com, please sorry for the confusion. Had a hard day, head whiz.

    Please, follow these instructions to improve your screen resolution.

    Best regards,
    Xenos
     
  9. BarryP13@mac.com

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    I've had days like that also, but that file might as well have been written in Klingon. can you please translate it into steps I can follow? for example: "In the config file for grub menu.lst boot loader," what is the NAME of the file? and Where do i find it?
     
  10. Xenos

    Xenos Parallels Team

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    BarryP13@mac.com, here is the path to the file in your Guest OS: /boot/grub/menu.lst
    To run xmode, type it in Console and press Enter.
    xorg.conf configuration is here: /etc/X11/xorg.conf

    Best regards,
    Xenos
     
  11. BarryP13@mac.com

    BarryP13@mac.com

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    I don't have anything remotely resembling "modeline" in my xorg.conf file

    NOW I understnad the power of the Mac. none of this crap is needed to get a working system :) :) :)
     
  12. Xenos

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    Can you see something of this sort in your xorg.conf file:

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Monitor0"
    VendorName "Samsung"
    ModelName "Monitor Model"
    HorizSync 30 - 81
    VertRefresh 56 - 75
    # 1600x1200 @ 60.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 74.52 kHz; pclk: 160.96 MHz
    Modeline "1600x1200_60.00" 160.96 1600 1704 1880 2160 1200 1201
    1204 1242 -HSync +Vsync
    # 1600x1200 @ 62.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 77.07 kHz; pclk: 166.46 MHz
    Modeline "1600x1200_62.00" 166.46 1600 1704 1880 2160 1200 1201
    1204 1243 -HSync +Vsync
    EndSection

    ?


    Best regards,
    Xenos
     
  13. BarryP13@mac.com

    BarryP13@mac.com

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    nothing like that in xorg.conf

    here is file:

    # X.org configuration file generated by Parallels Tools


    Section "Files"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/misc:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/local"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/URW"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/Speedo"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/PEX"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/cyrillic"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/misc:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/100dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/Type1"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin7/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/baekmuk:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/japanese:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/kwintv"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/truetype"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/uni:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/CID"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/misc:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/100dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/misc:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/100dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/Type1"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/misc/sgi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/xtest"
    FontPath "/opt/kde3/share/fonts"
    InputDevices "/dev/gpmdata"
    InputDevices "/dev/input/mice"
    EndSection


    Section "ServerFlags"
    Option "AllowMouseOpenFail" "on"
    Option "Xinerama" "True"
    EndSection


    Section "Module"
    Load "dbe"
    Load "type1"
    Load "freetype"
    Load "extmod"
    Load "glx"
    EndSection


    Section "InputDevice"
    Driver "kbd"
    Identifier "Keyboard[0]"
    Option "Protocol" "Standard"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    Option "XkbModel" "microsoftpro"
    Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
    EndSection


    # Parallels mouse driver
    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Parallels Mouse"
    Driver "prlmouse"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "Protocol" "auto"
    EndSection


    Section "InputDevice"
    Driver "mouse"
    Identifier "Mouse[1]"
    Option "Buttons" "9"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "Name" "ImExPS/2 Generic Explorer Mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "explorerps/2"
    Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    Option "SendCoreEvents" "yes"
    EndSection


    #Parallels monitor
    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Parallels Monitor"
    VendorName "Parallels Inc."
    EndSection


    Section "Monitor"
    Option "CalcAlgorithm" "XServerPool"
    DisplaySize 305 230
    HorizSync 31-70
    Identifier "Monitor[0]"
    ModelName "1024X768@85HZ"
    VendorName "--> VESA"
    VertRefresh 50-85
    UseModes "Modes[0]"
    EndSection


    Section "Modes"
    Identifier "Modes[0]"
    EndSection


    #Parallels screen
    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Parallels Screen"
    Device "Parallels Video"
    Monitor "Parallels Monitor"
    Option "NoMTRR"
    DefaultDepth 24

    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "800x600"
    EndSubSection
    EndSection


    Section "Screen"
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 15
    Modes "default"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "default"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "default"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 8
    Modes "default"
    EndSubSection
    Device "Device[0]"
    Identifier "Screen[0]"
    Monitor "Monitor[0]"
    EndSection


    # Parallels video driver
    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Parallels Video"
    Driver "prlvideo"
    BusID "PCI:0:2:0"
    EndSection


    Section "Device"
    BoardName "Framebuffer Graphics"
    Driver "fbdev"
    Identifier "Device[0]"
    Screen 0
    VendorName "VESA"
    EndSection


    # Server layout
    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Layout[all]"
    Screen "Parallels Screen"
    InputDevice "Parallels Mouse" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice "Keyboard[0]"
    InputDevice "Mouse[1]"
    Option "Clone" "off"
    # Screen "Screen[0]"
    EndSection


    Section "DRI"
    Group "video"
    Mode 0660
    EndSection


    Section "Extensions"
    EndSection
     
  14. Xenos

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    BarryP13@mac.com, please sorry for the delay.
    Let's look at unit 3 of the article.

    Here is what you should type in Console:
    xmode -x 1024 -y 768 -r 80

    You are expected to get something like this:

    1024x768 @ 80.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 64.32 kHz; pclk: 88.50 MHz
    Modeline "1024x768_80.00" 88.50 1024 1088 1200 1376 768 769 772
    804 -HSync +Vsync

    Please copy this line and paste it in your xorg.conf file in Section "Monitor" before the line "EndSection".

    Restart the guest OS.

    Best regards,
    Xenos
     
  15. BarryP13@mac.com

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    I get

    64
    80
    Modeline "1024x768" 88.50 1024 1088 1200 1376 768 769 772 804

    I will post the modeline into xorg.conf and see what happens
     
  16. BarryP13@mac.com

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  17. BarryP13@mac.com

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    I even tried

    1024x768 @ 80.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 64.32 kHz; pclk: 88.50 MHz
    Modeline "1024x768" 88.50 1024 1088 1200 1376 768 769 772 804
    804 -HSync +Vsync

    but got dumped into safe mode, so i edited out the 1st and 3d lines.

    next suggestion? fyi, I get full screen in Fedora 7 and Ubuntu 710
     
  18. Xenos

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    Hello BarryP13@mac.com,

    You are right, the article has gone out of date. Parallels team apologizes for misleading you. I'm consulting our engineers to get proper instructions. Will let you know as soon as I get them. I'm awfully sorry for this confusing support.

    Best regards,
    Xenos
     
  19. BarryP13@mac.com

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    No problem Xenos. I look forward to an answer from the engineers.
     
  20. Xenos

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    BarryP13@mac.com, here is a simple way:

    Please open Computer -> Control Center -> Graphics Card and Monitor.
    Press "Change" button and choose the proper Monitor type and resolution. Click OK.
    Restart your VM.
    Waiting for the feedback.

    Best regards,
    Xenos
     

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