OPENSTEP in VMware on x86

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defect17
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OPENSTEP in VMware on x86

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I've recently successfully installed OPENSTEP 4.2 for Intel in VMware (not the latest version: v5.5.4 Build 44386, should it matter), using the guide at http://www.moldus.org/~laurent/GNUstep/ ... stall.html. It seems to work initially, and I've tracked down the elusive SVGA driver to here: http://www.atomicobject.com/files/VMWar ... compressed. It's a tarball should anyone try to uncompress.
So far so good, however, after a few minutes of use, the mouse takes a mind of it's own upon moving the pointer, whizzing across the screen and clicking, dragging and otherwise wreaking havoc. It will then work for a few seconds and then return to random operation.

Has anybody else had similar issues? Maybe even solved them?

Thanks

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Post by intellivision »

Getting openstep to run on vmware is quite a task and its great that you did it. Is there any chance of you sharing the VM?
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No problem. I'm not in the FTP though and I'm not sure whether I would be entitled to it just yet. I'm still struggling with mouse problems and getting the SVGA driver working. It appears to install correctly, but isn't present in the driver selection window.
I also tried an installation in VirtualBox, which does away with the mouse issues, but is still no good for colour video so far.

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Right. After about 12 hours of trial and error, I have an install that's working well. The video driver's working a treat, driving at a full 1280x1024 24-bit, and I found a mouse driver from http://mitglied.lycos.de/Morgon_de/ that solved the mouse issues. Next up is networking and sound, which apparently _shouldn't_ be too much of an issue.

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Well, if you can't access the FTPs, you could always upload to rapidshare. I've tried to get this to work but it always hung during the install.
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Right. Networking is responding to pings (not sure what services are on the end of it though) and sound works (but maybe only in the right channel).

Rapidshare coming soon. Upload's going, but it could be a while.

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Post by defect17 »

Well, it's uploaded. Enjoy. Let me know how it works for you.

Root password: openstep
Can be changed through NetInfoManager.app in /NextAdmin directory

Hostname: openstep
IP of 192.168.1.110 using a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 routed through 192.168.1.1
These can be changed through SimpleNetworkStarter.app also in the NextAdmin directory.

Rapidshare:
Part 1: http://rapidshare.com/files/105138670/O ... .part1.rar
Part 2: http://rapidshare.com/files/105182549/O ... .part2.rar

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