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Apr. 2nd, 2007 | 07:56 am
location: Lyn's
mood: geekygeeky

I'm now running vmware server 1.02 on the Kubuntu Feisty Fawn beta.

To get it running you need a patch called "vmware-any-any-update108.tar.gz" which I found here.

I did this so I could run a virtual machine with a freshly installed Windows XP.
So I could install the sync software for my Treo 650 and set all the conduits but one to "do nothing".
That one conduit belongs to an app that had expired on my usual sync machine. I needed to get the info dumped from it, so I installed a fresh copy here in this imaginary computer running inside my real one.
vmware (and other virtualization apps) have trouble making transient USB devices available to the guest OS.
So, following a hint I found (at a link I have misplaced), I plugged my USB Bluetooth radio nubbin into the server and installed the drivers for it, etc.
Then I set it up to sync to the Treo over Bluetooth.

Incredibly, this worked.

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Chef Monkey

Hijacking the thread

from: chefmonkey
date: Apr. 3rd, 2007 02:07 pm (UTC)

Wow. Just wow.

And now, for music:

Gabriel & Dresden, the track "Tracking Treasure Down" (get it from beatport.com)

FAQ, the album "Is Pornography Art?" (get it from emusic.com)

The Dignity of Labour, the album, "The Dignity of Labour" (purchase from your favorite pressed polycarbonate disc vendor); alternately the single "XRV" provides a good entré into the band.

Seabound, the tracks "Hooked" and "Poisonous Friend" (acquisition left as an exercise for the reader)

Fr/Action, anything. It all sounds the same.

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Triple Entendre

Re: any-any

from: triple_entendre
date: Apr. 6th, 2007 11:16 am (UTC)

with the Feisty beta there were compile errors that any-any fixed up somehow. it may have been a missing library or the version of GCC I was using, I dunno. If you're interested, you can (probably) reproduce the error by installing Feisty beta, turning on all the default repositories, updating a bunch of stuff, then download and try to compile vmware server 1.02 from source. (at the present time there IS a kernel module for it in the repositories, but no package for vmware server itself.)
I'd actually fixed a few of the errors by hand -- they were things like this chunk of code had to precede this other chunk of code, so move it up there and then it compiles; that sort of thing.

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Triple Entendre

Re: any-any

from: triple_entendre
date: Apr. 6th, 2007 11:18 am (UTC)

but as you can see this was an unscientific and spastic effort. so change "need" to "may need" in my original post....

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