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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    OK, I figured out you meant for me to open YAST and found the settings file,

    BUT, WHAT graphics card and Monitor should I choose???

    and it will not save resolution changes. it INSISTS it will be 800X600 no matter what I do
     
  2. BarryP13@mac.com

    BarryP13@mac.com

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    getting very very frustrated. Parallels tools is BROKEN and USELESS. it NEEDS to BE FIXED.

    Why does it just work in VMware, and I have to go thru all the garbage in Paralells? and IT STILL DOESN'T WORK...
     
  3. sunstar

    sunstar

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    Ok, I had the same problem with opensuse10.3 under parallels 3. With the

    Option "Xinerama" "True"

    I got the X runnig with a slight change, I wrote it not under the Section "ServerFlags" but under the section # Server layout and I did not use "True" but "on"

    Option "Xinerama" "on"

    Don`t know, if this makes any difference.

    And I also got the resolution changed! I replaced:

    Modes "800x600" by
    Modes "1024x768"

    and it worked.

    I will post my xorg.conf soon, so that you can see, how mine looks like.

    Cheers,

    sunstar

    P.S.: I like paralles very much, but a friend of mine has vmware running and I have to admit, that it works much better with linux (even drag and drop), don't know why.
     
  4. sunstar

    sunstar

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    and here is my xorg.conf:


    # 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"
    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" "de"
    Option "XkbModel" "microsoftpro"
    Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
    Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
    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"
    HorizSync 31-38
    Identifier "Monitor[0]"
    ModelName "800X600@60HZ"
    Option "DPMS"
    VendorName "--> VESA"
    VertRefresh 50-60
    UseModes "Modes[0]"
    EndSection


    Section "Modes"
    Identifier "Modes[0]"
    Modeline "800x600" 40.0 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync
    EndSection


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

    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "1024x768"
    EndSubSection
    EndSection


    Section "Screen"
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 16
    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]"
    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"
    Option "Xinerama" "on"
    # Screen "Screen[0]"
    EndSection


    Section "DRI"
    Group "video"
    Mode 0660
    EndSection


    Section "Extensions"
    EndSection
     
  5. BarryP13@mac.com

    BarryP13@mac.com

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    Well that didn't work. even with new build it is still an 800 x 600 display. The above xorg.conf booted my system to the command prompt. so I deleted it and restored mt backed up file. any word for the Engineers Xenos?
     
  6. Xenos

    Xenos Parallels Team

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    Hello BarryP13@mac.com and Sunstar,

    Thank you for your reports. They helped the developers to fix some bugs of the build 5160. Please try RC (build 5580).

    After you have done update, please install Parallels Tools:
    1. In Parallels Desktop menu bar choose Actions -> Install Parallels Tools.
    2. Parallels Tools File Browser will open where you will be able to see the location of the Parallels Tools Installer. It can look like this: /media/Parallels Tools
    3. Open Terminal and enter as root user (for this you should type su, press Enter, then type your password, press Enter).
    4. Type cd - gap - the path to the Parallels Tools Installer. Example:
    cd /media/Parallels Tools
    Press Enter.
    5. Type ./parallels-tools.run, press Enter.
    6. Answer Yes (the first letter is capital).
    7. Press Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to restart Xserver.

    Now, when you have Parallels Tools installed, you can change the SUSE window dynamically by pulling the right bottom corner with your mouse cursor. However this will not change the resolution of the screen.

    To change the screen resolution you will have to modify xorg.conf file:
    1. Please open Terminal and enter as root user.
    2. Type gtf 1024 768 60 and press Enter (you can put in another resolution, 1280 1024, for example).
    3. Copy the lines you will get.
    4. Type: vim /etc/X11/xorg.conf, press Enter. Press Insert to modify the file.
    5. In section Modes comment the Modeline you have there (type # at the beginning of the line) and paste the line you got after running gtf 1024 768 60. You should paste it after the commented Modeline and before the EndSection line.
    6. In section Screen (the first one) change Modes from 800x600 to 1024x768 (or put in other numbers that you've typed after gtf).
    7. Press Escape then type :wq
    8. Press Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to restart Xserver.

    Your screen resolution is supposed to change.

    Best regards,
    Xenos
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2007
  7. BarryP13@mac.com

    BarryP13@mac.com

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    No go even with new build

    above steps give me a screen way to large for my monitor even at 800 X 600

    my mac is an LCD 1680X1250

    back to your drawing board
     
  8. Xenos

    Xenos Parallels Team

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    BarryP13@mac.com, could you send me the screenshot: Mac System Preferences - Display?

    Best regards,
    Xenos
     
  9. BarryP13@mac.com

    BarryP13@mac.com

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    here it is:
     

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  10. Xenos

    Xenos Parallels Team

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    BarryP13@mac.com, it is difficult to get the root of the problem in your particular case. The issue is supposed to be fixed in the new build 5582. If it is possible, I would ask you to:
    1. uninstall the build you are currently using, then install build 5582,
    2. create a new VM (if you need the data from the VM you have now, save .hdd file on a data storage first, then browse this .hdd to the new VM),
    3. reinstal SUSE 10.3,
    4. install Parallels Tools.

    Best regards,
    Xenos
     
  11. BarryP13@mac.com

    BarryP13@mac.com

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    Its NOT my Problem, it a Parallels BUG. I uninstalled parallels, reinstalled the new build. I reinstalled a brand new Suse 10.3 VM. I installed tools. still small screen. IT JUST WORKS in VMWARE. looks like Parallels is the looser here
     
  12. fbronner

    fbronner

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    I have the same issue, my SuSE 10.3 is with a small screen only, I have re-installed the tools multiple times and it does not work.

    I know I am installing correctly, because I have installed the tools into my Kubuntu 7.10 and there everything works perfectly.
     
  13. Xenos

    Xenos Parallels Team

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    OK. Thank you for your reports again. Our QA team has FINALLY reproduced the bug. Working hard to fix it. Our deepest apologies...

    Best regards,
    Xenos
     
  14. ambda76

    ambda76

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    Hi Xenos... I'm a new user and I had the same BarryP13@mac.com's problem. I confirm that your last post solve all the problems with suse 10.3. Attached there is my modified xorg.conf file after prl-tools installation... all works well....
    tks for your help....
     

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  15. Xenos

    Xenos Parallels Team

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    Ambda76, I'm happy to know the workaround fixed the issue in your case. Thank you very much for the feedback.

    Best regards,
    Xenos
     
  16. BarryP13@mac.com

    BarryP13@mac.com

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    It doesn't work for me :( same old non adjustable screen (it is a bit bigger though). Hoping Xenos and his Engineers get this fixed soon. I am willing to beta test any solution
     
  17. BarryP13@mac.com

    BarryP13@mac.com

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    Xenos

    " Our QA team has FINALLY reproduced the bug. "

    will we have a fix for this before the new year??
     
  18. Xenos

    Xenos Parallels Team

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    Hello Barry,

    Parallels developers are working on the issue and the fix is supposed to come with the next build. I am sorry I can not let you know if this build will be available before the end of the year as the time of release depends on a number of circumstances. The basic indeterminants here are: when developers will solve all the problems currently set and when QA team will check if everything works properly. I will keep you informed. We apologize for making you waiting.

    Best regards,
    Xenos
     
  19. BarryP13@mac.com

    BarryP13@mac.com

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    looks like the developers are spending way to much time with new stuff instead of fixing what is BROKEN and DEFECTIVE. The new build did NOT fix my SUSE problem. I am going to try a fresh install and see if this helps. if not, looks like a trip to the store to buy a product that I KNOW WORKS, and it won't be anything by Parallels. I am very frustrated now.
     
  20. BarryP13@mac.com

    BarryP13@mac.com

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    Well the reinstall went well. parallels tools installed and I got the postage stamp size screen that I cannot resize. without Parallels tools the screen is very useable. off to the store to buy VMware.....
     

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