>From the keyboard of Georg-W. Koltermann: > At Sun, 18 Nov 2001 09:37:12 +0100 (MET), > Hellmuth Michaelis wrote: > > > > Thought i update my current this morning and ran into two problem with > > vmware: > > > > 1) when starting vmware, vmware.sh aborts with > > > > vmware.sh: cannot create /compat/linux/dev/vmnet1: no such device > > or address > > Hi Hellmuth, > > that can be fixed with using /dev/vmnet1 instead of the /compat device > in /usr/local/etc/rc.d/vmware.sh. I needed this change since about > two months now, IIRC.
Today i got it to compile and run: - apply the patch from Munehiro Matsuda to hostif.c, this makes the vmware2 port compile under -current as of today - as described above, use /dev/vmnet1 instead of /compat/linux/dev/vmnet1 in /usr/local/etc/rc.d/vmware.sh - replace /compat/linux/dev/vmnet1 with a symlink to /dev/vmnet1 (perhaps the previous step would be unnecessary by this one) After this, vmware comes up and then complains about not able to use /dev/rtc (/dev/rtc is present in /compat/linux and is kld-loaded) but then continues to start up and runs. One thing which looks funny to me is this that the vmnet1 device files have different minor numbers: <ROOT@bert>/root ll /usr/compat/linux/dev/vmnet1-BAK /dev/vmnet1 crw------- 1 root wheel 149, 0x00800001 Nov 20 18:50 /dev/vmnet1 crw-rw-rw- 1 root wheel 149, 0x00010001 Nov 20 18:42 /usr/compat/linux/dev/vmnet1-BAK (where /usr/compat/linux/dev/vmnet1-BAK is from the vmware2 port install and moved from vmnet1 to vmnet1-BAK before the new symlink was made). hellmuth -- Hellmuth Michaelis Tel +49 40 55 97 47-70 HCS Hanseatischer Computerservice GmbH Fax +49 40 55 97 47-77 Oldesloer Strasse 97-99 Mail hm [at] hcs.de D-22457 Hamburg WWW http://www.hcs.de To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-current" in the body of the message