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VMware Fedora 19 Guest Driver Installation

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Jeff Lamb

Sep 30, 2013 - 05:05am

  • I'm new to Linux and VMware.

    I have several flavors of Windows, Fedora 19 and OS X installed as guest operating systems in VMware on a a Windows 7 host.

    Video plays fine in all guest OS's except for Fedora 19. The video is "choppy" start, stop, start, stop. I downloaded and ran the correct graphics driver installer from this site but it does not work because the Fedora guest uses VMware's driver so the installer alerts that no Intel graphic are on the system.

    After googling and reading posts on this forum, I now realize why the installer does this.

    Is there anyway around this?

    Below is part of the output when I use "sudo lspci -vvv -nn":

    ...

    00:0f.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: VMware SVGA II Adapter [15ad:0405] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller]) Subsystem: VMware SVGA II Adapter [15ad:0405] Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx- Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx- Latency: 64, Cache Line Size: 32 bytes Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 16 Region 0: I/O ports at 1070 [size=16] Region 1: Memory at e8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M] Region 2: Memory at fe000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8M] [virtual] Expansion ROM at c0000000 [disabled] [size=32K] Capabilities: [40] Vendor Specific Information: Len=00 <?> Kernel driver in use: vmwgfx

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    Sep 30, 2013 - 05:05am