Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#9071 closed enhancement (fixed)

bump vmx files to virtualHW.version = "6" to allow USB 2.0

Reported by: luroh Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: - General Version: R1/Development
Keywords: vmware Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Platform: All

Description (last modified by luroh)

Attaching a patch that allows Haiku as a VMware guest OS to use USB 2.0.

Currently, you get prompted like this:

Attachments (2)

0001-Bump-vmx-files-to-virtualHW.version-6-to-allow-USB-2.patch (1.4 KB ) - added by luroh 8 years ago.
vmware_hint.png (24.5 KB ) - added by luroh 8 years ago.

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Change History (12)

comment:1 by luroh, 8 years ago

patch: 01

comment:2 by modeenf, 8 years ago

patch: 10

we can bumpit higher I think :)

Perhaps test to add more cores.. (don't know if it works)

you have to edit the VMX file and change "numvcpus" from "4" to "8" and add these lines to the end of the VMX file priority.ungrabbed = "idle" priority.grabbed = "idle" processor0.use = "TRUE" processor1.use = "TRUE" processor2.use = "TRUE" processor3.use = "TRUE" processor4.use = "TRUE" processor5.use = "TRUE" processor6.use = "TRUE" processor7.use = "TRUE"

comment:3 by modeenf, 8 years ago

Hm whay did it turn the patch off?

in reply to:  3 comment:4 by umccullough, 8 years ago

Replying to modeenf:

Hm whay did it turn the patch off?

See #9058

comment:5 by luroh, 8 years ago

Type: bugenhancement

No, I don't think we should increase virtualHW.version above 6 at this time. For example, we do not yet support USB 3.0. And, there is no point in preventing people with fairly ancient (2007) VMware installations from running Haiku as a guest OS.

And I don't think it's a good idea to increase numvcpus above 1 either. A single core host CPU, like my AMD64, would not be able to run such a virtual machine at all. Besides, that unsupported vCPU hack is pretty far from what most people would consider a sane default.

comment:6 by modeenf, 8 years ago

True but it can be added but not activated like how numvpus are now..: )

comment:7 by luroh, 8 years ago

Well, no matter if it's a good idea to add disabled hacks to our vmx files or not, the topic of this ticket is pretty specific; it was not intended as an "anything VMware" ticket. No offense, but I feel it is getting somewhat hijacked. Perhaps it's just me getting old and grumpy.

comment:8 by nielx, 8 years ago

patch: 01

by luroh, 8 years ago

Attachment: vmware_hint.png added

comment:9 by luroh, 8 years ago

Description: modified (diff)

comment:10 by mmadia, 8 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Applied in hrev44984. Thanks!

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