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QNX 6.2.1nc and VMWare

Postby danilo69 » Thu Jul 24, 2003 9:26 am

Hi, i've installed QNX 6.2.1nc under the VMWare software.
The installation it's end without problem but when I start QNX I've this error message:
Shutdown[0,0] S/C/F=11/1/11 C/D=f00129b6/f0046ec0 state(c0)= now lock


I've attached the complete error report.

There are some people who have installed QNX 6.2.1 under VMWare?

If I boot from cd always under VMware i've the same error.

Thank's you in advance


PS The other S.O. (Linux, Windows) run without problem under VMWare.
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Postby Nicram » Thu Jul 24, 2003 1:01 pm

Hi. It's VMWare problem, not QNX :) Report this to them :)
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Postby noc » Thu Jul 24, 2003 5:15 pm

I've seen lots of people having success with VMWare4 and QNX 6.2.1, though you have to use the svga driver and the graphics is very slow.

Thanks Dave for his article:

Here is what I posted in another group which should give you some more details regarding the graphics issue:

> Hi
>> I try to start photon I recieve Not Implemented error BugNr=21105 by running
>> crttrap.
>> How did you make photon run ?
> Well, now I running Photon in SVGA :)
> 1) edit /etc/system/config/graphics-traplist - comment there second line
> so you should get:
> devgt-iographics -I0 -d0x15ad,0x0405
> #devgt-iographics .....
> 2)Then run crttrap (or ph). It should detect some acceptable modes without
> crashing virtual machine.
> If you run ph it displays dialog for choosing resolution and so on.
> I left it at vga 16 colors at this stage.
> 3)In Photon setup desired video-mode via Photon Display Configuration.

You can use photon with the svga driver if you make a new file
"/etc/system/enum/oem/vmware" containing:
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device(pci, ven=15ad, dev=0405)       # VMware PCI SVGA (FIFO)
device(pci, ven=15ad, dev=0710)       # VMware LEGACY SVGA
        cfgfile(fname, /etc/system/config/graphics-traplist)
        echo(devgt-iographics -I$(index) "-d0x$(ven),0x$(dev)", $(fname))
        echo(devgt-iographics -I$(index) "-d0x$(ven),0x$(dev)", $(fname))

of course, until QSSL or someone comes out "", you
are stuck with the SVGA driver. but at least crttrap and ph will
run. You can have high resolution with 8 bit or 16 bit high color.
Everything is very slow though. If you ever used QNX's svga driver
(even without vmware), you will know what I mean.

On the other hand, if you use XFree86 in qnx (check ), you will be able
to have acceralated vmware graphics driver. "XFree86 -configure"
will autodetect that. Graphics is MUCH faster than the photon SVGA.

Good luck!

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VESA driver is faster then SVGA

Postby Rarity » Wed Oct 15, 2003 11:53 am

Just reject all permitions to file: /sbin/enum-pnpisa
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Postby mario » Wed Oct 15, 2003 4:07 pm

Nicram wrote:Hi. It's VMWare problem, not QNX :) Report this to them :)

No point in doing that QNX is not on VMWare's list of support OS.
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Re: VESA driver is faster then SVGA

Postby noc » Wed Oct 15, 2003 4:43 pm

Rarity wrote:Just reject all permitions to file: /sbin/enum-pnpisa

hey, that's a great trick!
I just tried renaming enum-pnpisa to something else and vesa driver is now working! I didn't know the vesa driver actually uses /sbin/enum-pnpisa which caused the crash of vmware ...

During the initial QNX install into VMWARE, at the first reboot, you could press 'space' > F11 > disable enumerator for pnpisa and this will get you complete the 2nd stage of QNX installation successfully.

vesa driver is definitely faster than svga one.

Thanks again to Ravity for the great tip!
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Postby Dave.Fuller » Wed Oct 15, 2003 6:19 pm

I'll run a test and update the article
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Postby mario » Thu Oct 16, 2003 1:06 am

you might as well suggest that for people that can't get the mouse working for example, they could use phindows run photon session in VMWare, it will actually runs faster then when vesa driver is used, mostly if you have an SMP machine!!!
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