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  • Ryan Marsh
    i have installed the vmware tools but have not gotten the sound to work for some reason (btw, win2k in vmware runs great at 1280x1024). i don t understand why.
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      i have installed the vmware tools but have not gotten the sound to work
      for some reason (btw, win2k in vmware runs great at 1280x1024). i don't
      understand why. any known issues with the inspiron 7500?

      thanks,
      -ryan

      On Fri, Aug 04, 2000 at 07:22:20AM -0000, Linux Dell Laptops Mailing List wrote:
      >
      >
      > There are 2 messages in this issue.
      >
      > Topics in this digest:
      >
      > 1. Re: Vmware 2.02 .. & Linux Resolution
      > From: Frank Register <register@...>
      > 2. RE: Vmware 2.02 .. & Linux Resolution
      > From: "Lehman, Michael" <MLehman@...>
      >
      >
      > ________________________________________________________________________
      > ________________________________________________________________________
      >
      > Message: 1
      > Date: Thu, 03 Aug 2000 11:53:53 -0500
      > From: Frank Register <register@...>
      > Subject: Re: Vmware 2.02 .. & Linux Resolution
      >
      > Sigurd Nes wrote:
      >
      > > Has anyone tried to install the Vmware tools ?
      > >
      > > The binaries are supposed to be included in the download of VMware 2.0
      > > - but I've not figured it out how to install the tools...
      > >
      > >
      >
      > Like Kevin said, go to the "setting" pull down menu and click "VMware
      > tools install" & when it asks if you want instructions click "yes." They
      > are very explicit ... al least they are for tools for Linux on VMware for
      > Windows NT & 2000 (unfortunately, there are reasons for windows
      > being my host system) You have to mount a virtual floppy, copy and unzip
      > some files, and them run them.
      >
      > On a different subject, does anyone know how to switch screen resolutions
      > under, specifically, Redhat Linux 6.2 without having to rerun
      > Xconfigurator.
      > When running Linux natively (I have a dual-boot system) or under VMware
      > when at work or at home, I have access to high resolution monitors. There
      > are
      > times--but not all times---when I would like to be able to run resolutions
      > significantly higher than the 1024x7?? that I can run on my laptop LCD.
      > Ideally,
      > I would like to able to change the resolution while logged in like one can
      > in
      > Windows (how embarrassing if we can't also do it under Linux) & NOT have it
      >
      > remember the change after I log out (or would undo it automatically when
      > I logout) because I might not have the monitor to support the higher
      > resolution
      > at the next login. Second best would be being able to easily change it at
      >
      > boot-up from the DEFAULT of 1024x7??.
      >
      > Frank
      >
      >
      > --
      > ______________________________________________________________
      >
      > Leonard Franklin Register II (Frank), Assistant Professor,
      > The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Electrical
      > and Computer Engineering, Microelectronics Research Center,
      > 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg. 160, MER 1.108, Austin TX 78758
      >
      > Telephone, direct: 512-232-1868; Telephone, Carol Assadourian
      > (Admin. Associate): 512-471-4696; Facsimile: 512-471-5625;
      > E-mail: register@...
      > ______________________________________________________________
      >
      >
      >
      >
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      > ________________________________________________________________________
      >
      > Message: 2
      > Date: Thu, 3 Aug 2000 12:17:48 -0400
      > From: "Lehman, Michael" <MLehman@...>
      > Subject: RE: Vmware 2.02 .. & Linux Resolution
      >
      > Well, I thought that you could hit ctl-alt-"+" or ctl-alt-"-" to go up and
      > down between resolutions. But it didn't work.
      >
      > There is an applet for gnome called gvid, that will let you switch
      > resolutions and depth on the fly.
      >
      > What I would like to know is how to get the full 1400x1050 resolution on the
      > Inspirion 5000? Just for kicks I tried the patch for the 7500's, and, of
      > course, it didn't work. The resolution was one of the primary reasons I
      > bought the thing, and I really want it to work.
      >
      > Michael Lehman
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Frank Register
      > To: linux-dell-laptops@egroups.com
      > Sent: 8/3/00 12:53 PM
      > Subject: Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Vmware 2.02 .. & Linux Resolution
      >
      > Sigurd Nes wrote:
      >
      > Has anyone tried to install the Vmware tools ?
      >
      > The binaries are supposed to be included in the download of VMware 2.0
      > - but I've not figured it out how to install the tools...
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Like Kevin said, go to the "setting" pull down menu and click "VMware
      > tools install" & when it asks if you want instructions click "yes."
      > They
      > are very explicit ... al least they are for tools for Linux on VMware
      > for
      > Windows NT & 2000 (unfortunately, there are reasons for windows
      > being my host system) You have to mount a virtual floppy, copy and
      > unzip
      > some files, and them run them.
      >
      > On a different subject, does anyone know how to switch screen
      > resolutions
      > under, specifically, Redhat Linux 6.2 without having to rerun
      > Xconfigurator.
      > When running Linux natively (I have a dual-boot system) or under VMware
      > when at work or at home, I have access to high resolution monitors.
      > There are
      > times--but not all times---when I would like to be able to run
      > resolutions
      > significantly higher than the 1024x7?? that I can run on my laptop LCD.
      > Ideally,
      > I would like to able to change the resolution while logged in like one
      > can in
      > Windows (how embarrassing if we can't also do it under Linux) & NOT have
      > it
      > remember the change after I log out (or would undo it automatically when
      >
      > I logout) because I might not have the monitor to support the higher
      > resolution
      > at the next login. Second best would be being able to easily change it
      > at
      > boot-up from the DEFAULT of 1024x7??.
      >
      >
      > Frank
      >
      >
      > --
      >
      > ______________________________________________________________
      >
      >
      >
      > Leonard Franklin Register II (Frank), Assistant Professor,
      >
      > The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Electrical
      >
      > and Computer Engineering, Microelectronics Research Center,
      >
      > 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg. 160, MER 1.108, Austin TX 78758
      >
      >
      >
      > Telephone, direct: 512-232-1868; Telephone, Carol Assadourian
      >
      > (Admin. Associate): 512-471-4696; Facsimile: 512-471-5625;
      >
      > E-mail: register@...
      >
      > ______________________________________________________________
      >
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