A VMware Player image of KDE 3.5.4 with KOffice 1.5.2 running on SUSE Linux 10.1 is now available. The image is fully functional and can be upgraded and tweaked as needed. The VMware Player necessary to run it can be downloaded for free and is available for Microsoft Windows and Linux.
Why not use Qemu images?
VMware is not free software, but qemu is.
because standard qemu is slow, the accelerator kqemu is non-free, and qvm86 isn't fully functional yet
can't build it with gcc4
Vmware player is free. So is what used to be called GSX...
May not be OSS, but its free to use.
According to qemu changelog, it supports VmWare images starting with version 0.6.1.
I might be wrong, but between Workstation 4 and 5.5 VMWare changed the format.
VMware Server is free.
I am using it on a windows xp mashine since the first beta of VMware Server.
You can download it here http://www.vmware.com/download/server/
> VMware Server is free.
but not Free Software. that's what the parent meant (and wrote, modulo caps).
Actually .. VMWare Server is free now, as is VMWare player....
There are several reasons to use or not to use both either Qemu or VMware. It is mainly just preference. Personally, I prefer QEMU. It is a little harder to set up, but once it is, the fact that I can just click on a Linux/Windows/Mac/BSD icon on my desktop and a fully functional OS pop up in a dedicated window is nice, but, again, mainly preference. Also, I would recommend the May 2006 issue of Linux Journal to those who want a more in depth look at each. It also covers Xen and User-Mode Linux.
Thanks for the info on linux journal. It was a good read!
I downloaded and ran it. Looks good, but superkaramba has a problem with
the liquid wheather theme. I can provide the backtrace if that is useful.
I have the same configuration at home and there superkaramaba/liquid
wheather is working fine. So, at 1st glance it looks a problem with the
Liquid Weather v13.0 RC2 runs just fine for me with that image.
Thank-you for making this available. I am pleased to have KDE 3.5.4 on SUSE Linux 10.1 running on my Microsoft Windows XP machine using VMPlayer. It was good to try something other than Fedora which I have on my Linux machine. YAST is pretty spiffy. Thanks, again.
I run the image in VMware Workstation 5.5.1.
- In Yast2 it is not possible to change the keyboard layout. The module does not start. No messages.
- It is not possible to start Sax2 (in order to change the layout there). No messages.
- If I go back to runlevel 3 (Init 3), it is not possible to log in:
# user: root
# password: toor
# error in service module
Any ideas or suggestions?
I have the same problems with this image.. Does any one know whether there are other forums where this problem can be discussed?
Thanks in advance
"sux" in a terminal under KDE and run "sax2 -r"
> # error in service module
"su" in a terminal under KDE and run "touch /var/log/lastlog"
thanks it works well
The already installed installation sources seem to be false, but I cannot correct them. Online update shows items to be updated, but on start online update crashes an disappears
I seem to be unable to find/add the correct update repositories. The mirror included in yast contains older software than what is installed. I've read documentation but every mirror I add has the same problem. Any ideias ?