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Re: Tiny Core 9 and VMware Tools
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2018, 12:46:40 AM »
@andyj

thanks for this - I hope to try it out over the week-end, as family reasons will make it difficult to do before.

I will keep you informed.

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Re: Tiny Core 9 and VMware Tools
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2018, 02:48:28 AM »
as promised, a situation update.

Still not working for me, I'm afraid.

I started with a fresh install in VM from the TinyCore iso.

I then loaded open-vm-tools-desktop, and nano, updated the onboot.lst, listed the version (correct) and ran dmesg which shows DX : No.

I then saved the changes and rebooted.

The system seems to boot OK, and a GUI flashes up on the screen before all goes black.

On the basis that a picture is worth 1000 words, I have made a video of the process which is available here :
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http://www.pughx2.com/assets/px2/files/tcl-open-vm.mp4
I also tried with CorePurex64, but I get "out of memory" at the end of the installation on open-vm-tools-desktop. I can make and post a video if you wish.

Sorry to be such a pain...

NWJ

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Re: Tiny Core 9 and VMware Tools
« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2018, 06:03:11 AM »
If your onboot.lst doesn't look like this then it's probably wrong:

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open-vm-tools-desktop.tcz
flwm_topside.tcz
aterm.tcz
wbar.tcz
nano.tcz

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Re: Tiny Core 9 and VMware Tools
« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2018, 06:14:10 AM »
@andyj

it looks exactly like that .....

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Re: Tiny Core 9 and VMware Tools
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2018, 08:18:00 AM »
From what I saw in the video you misspelled flwm_topside. If DX is not yes in dmesg you should enable 3D under the display settings for the VM.

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Re: Tiny Core 9 and VMware Tools
« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2018, 02:51:47 AM »
@andyj

many thanks for your help and patience...

OK, now we are getting somewhere ...

Enabled 3D graphics - solves the DX : No problem.

I also found out that I needed to load the following manually :
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tce-load -wi flwm_topside.tcz
tce-load -wi aterm.tcz
tce-load -wi wbar.tcz

Saved changes and rebooted - got the GUI, hooray !

added the following line in .xsession
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[ $(which vmware-checkvm) ] && [ vmware-checkvm ] && vmware-user &
saved and rebooted.

Now I can cut and paste from the VM, but /mnt/hgfs is still showing empty even though I have an enabled share in the VM.

Any ideas ?

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Re: Tiny Core 9 and VMware Tools
« Reply #21 on: April 22, 2018, 03:05:45 AM »
Fixed it !

I forgot to add
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[ $(which vmware-checkvm) ] && [ vmware-checkvm ] && [ -d /mnt/hgfs ] && vmhgfs-fuse /mnt/hgfs
to .profile.

all now seems to work, at least for x86.

Many thanks to those who have taken the time to help me through this.