I tried after another update yesterday.  Same problem.

After a little more experimenting, and I noticed that copy/paste
between the Windows host and the guest no longer work either.
As I understand it, both copy/paste and resize involve an interaction
between the hypervisor and the guest, and the vmware tools ("guest
additions") are a key part of the "plumbing" for those interactions.
Given that discovery, I suspect this is likely to be a compatibility
problem between the vmware Xorg driver and the vmware tools (provided
by vmware).
I wonder if it would be worth trying to build one of the "open vmware
tools" open-source packages.
Anyone have suggestions which to try?


On Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 11:20 AM, Alexander Pyhalov <a...@rsu.ru> wrote:
> On 11/15/17 06:36 PM, Gordon Ross wrote:
>>
>> After a recent hipster update, Xorg resize in vmware broke.
>> Before this I could go in and out of vmware full-screen mode
>> and the guest would update the Xorg display size.  After, it
>> doesn't appear to allow the video mode wanted by full screen
>> (in this case 1600x900)
>>
>> Anyone else see this?  Ideas what needs to be fixed?
>> Anyone else running under vmware?
>> (vmware workstation 10.0.7)
>>
>> Xorg.log from the failing and working cases attached.
>> I don't see any surprising differences between them.
>> Here's the info. about the driver.
>>
>> Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/amd64/vmware_drv.so
>> [ 10231.876] (II) Module vmware: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
>> [ 10231.876]    compiled for 1.18.4, module version = 13.2.1
>> [ 10231.876]    Module class: X.Org Video Driver
>> [ 10231.876]    ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 20.0
>
>
> Hi, Gordon.
> I haven't run illumos and Xorg in vmware for a long time, so can't comment
> on this, but try updating, latest Xorg which we ship is 1.19.5.
>
> --
> Best regards,
> Alexander Pyhalov,
> system administrator of Southern Federal University IT department

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