Friday, 2 May 2008

Solaris 10, X fails to start after installing VMWare tools

Note to self - if this happens restore the pre-installation as per this link:

and this one too

which is essentially to do this:

mv /usr/X11/lib/modules/drivers/ /usr/X11/lib/modules/drivers/

luckily vmware keeps the old copy, which is handy....

this is dead easy when you know it. When it only shows up as a problem after a reboot, and the time between installing the tools and rebooting is days or weeks with many other changes in-between - working out the cause and effect relationship is not always so obvious :)

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