Opened 7 years ago

Closed 6 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:
Has a Patch: yes 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 7 years ago.
vmware_hint.png (24.5 KB) - added by luroh 7 years ago.

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Change History (12)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by luroh

Has a Patch: set

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by modeenf

Has a Patch: unset

we can bumpit higher I think :)

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1003746

Perhaps test to add more cores.. (don't know if it works) http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=197820&mpage=1&print=true

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 Changed 7 years ago by modeenf

Hm whay did it turn the patch off?

comment:4 in reply to:  3 Changed 7 years ago by umccullough

Replying to modeenf:

Hm whay did it turn the patch off?

See #9058

comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by luroh

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 Changed 7 years ago by modeenf

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

comment:7 Changed 7 years ago by luroh

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 Changed 7 years ago by nielx

Has a Patch: set

Changed 7 years ago by luroh

Attachment: vmware_hint.png added

comment:9 Changed 7 years ago by luroh

Description: modified (diff)

comment:10 Changed 6 years ago by mmadia

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Applied in hrev44984. Thanks!

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