From: Matt Rudge (mrudge at domain hcs.ie)
Date: Fri 12 Jul 2002 - 10:44:12 IST
> Matt Rudge wrote:
>> Having a strange problem where VMWare refuses to operate in
>> full-screen mode - no error messages, no warnings, just digs its heels
>> in and refuses to go full screen. The VMWare FAQ said that it could
>> be something to do with DGA, but xdpyinfo says that XFree86-DGA is
> It may be that you need root access to some device to get fullscreen DGA
> mode. I know my own system used never run DGA fullscreen unless I was
> running as root, and I never bothered investigating :)
I tried logging back in as root (feel the power!!), but still no joy.
Also other off-list suggestions to add or comment out parts of my
XF86Config-4 file didn't work.
I've been doing some reading on project GATOS
(http://gatos.sourceforge.net) which has yielded some updated ATI
drivers, so I'll try them. The livid-ati mailing list has been quite
educational (including a de-lurking post by our very own Waider!!)
Thanks for the help on & off list - I'm now fairly convinced it's
something to do with the standard xf86 mach64 driver. Am now boldly
going to break my X system.
-- Matt Rudge Technical Director Hegarty Computer Services http://www.hcs.ie
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