[MPlayer-users] vmware graphics drivers

Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski dominik at rangers.eu.org
Sat Jun 17 12:15:37 CEST 2006

On Saturday, 17 June 2006 at 11:50, Tom Kirkpatrick wrote:
> Is it possible to use mplayer on a virtual linux machine (vmware)?
> mplayer seems to be having some trouble finding my graphics card. As  
> I understand it, vmware has it's own viirtual hardware... including  
> thee graphics card. I'm having trouble finding out exactly what the  
> virtual graphics card is... best I can tell is that its a VMware Saga  
> II... what ever that means!
> Have any of you guys ever had mplayer working on vmware?

I don't recall any reports.

> What graphics drivers do I need?
> Will I also need to install XFree86? (I know tthat somee graphics  
> cards do not require this, and I'd rather not install if I don't have  
> to).

I'd try -vo x11, which requires a working Xserver and is one of the safest


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