[mythtv-users] Anyone have any luck running Myth in VMWare?

Fredrik Hallgarde mythtv at tedde.nu
Mon Aug 6 10:39:34 UTC 2007

David Whyte skrev:
> On 8/6/07, Matt Emmott <memmott at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I think he's actually rolling back his Vista install to a clean XP install,
>> so it might be an option. :)
> A couple of points:
> - I had myth running in VMware just fine.  Using XP host, Ubuntu 7.04
> (pre-release) guest on a 2GHz laptop (old Pentium M chip, not dual
> core).  I made the move to linux on the laptop though so I blew the
> client away, sorry!

I am running a VMware frontend as a development/troubleshooting FE (my 
findings regarding MuthDora/FC6 and Epia SP13000 to be put on the Wiki 
Any Day Now). As the vmware-tools SVGA driver is typically better than 
nothing I cant recommend it for video.

Try reducing the display size to 640x480 (on my 2GHz Pentium M that 
works good enough for casual watching)
There are additional settings (some officially documented some not) that 
affect 3D rendering but I am not sure if these (or other) settings in 
the vmx file may help you.

Are you using wireless or wired network?
What do you get from top and other performance tools* in the VM?


*please note that perf tools in VMs are typically not entirely reliable 
due to "non-linear time" in a VM

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