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== Running Funtoo Inside VMware Workstation Pro ==
 
== Running Funtoo Inside VMware Workstation Pro ==
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{{Important|1=When configuring your VM, it is important to ensure that '''Accelerate 3D graphics''' is enabled under '''Virtual Machine Settings''' -> '''Display'''. This is not enabled by default. This will allow OpenGL/compositing to work properly for responsive graphics and proper operation of modern desktop environments.}}
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== Using a Recent GNOME Stage3 ==
  
 
Starting with GNOME stage3 images dated 2020-12-14 and later, it is now possible to easily set up a Funtoo VM inside VMware Workstation Pro.
 
Starting with GNOME stage3 images dated 2020-12-14 and later, it is now possible to easily set up a Funtoo VM inside VMware Workstation Pro.
  
If using the GNOME stage3, all you need to do is perform a standard GNOME installation by following our [[Install|installation documentation]], and ensure that '''Accelerate 3D graphics''' is enabled under '''Virtual Machine Settings''' -> '''Display'''. This is not enabled by default.
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{{c|open-vm-tools}} is enabled by default in the GNOME stage3, so full integration with your host should be active from the start. If using the GNOME stage3, all you need to do is perform a standard GNOME installation by following our [[Install|installation documentation]] and make note of the notice above to '''enable 3D accelerated graphics for your VM''' for the best possible experience.
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== Setting Up a Basic Stage3 for VMware Workstation ==
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When setting up a basic stage3 inside a VMware Workstation VM, the following steps are recommended.
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For better integration with your host, it is recommended that you {{c|emerge open-vm-tools}} and {{c|rc-update add vmware-tools default}} inside your VM. In Funtoo, {{c|vmware-tools}} is safe to run even on a non-VM as it will detect if it's in a virtual environment, and will only start the tools if you are actually running inside VMware.
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When setting up a graphical environment, be sure to {{c|ego profile mix-in +gfxcard-vmware}} and rebuild world ({{c|emerge -auDN @world}}) to ensure the VMware X11 driver and Mesa support is enabled.
  
{{c|open-vm-tools}} is enabled by default in the GNOME stage3, so full integration with your host should be active from the start.
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Revision as of 20:00, February 22, 2021

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Running Funtoo Inside VMware Workstation Pro

   Important

When configuring your VM, it is important to ensure that Accelerate 3D graphics is enabled under Virtual Machine Settings -> Display. This is not enabled by default. This will allow OpenGL/compositing to work properly for responsive graphics and proper operation of modern desktop environments.

Using a Recent GNOME Stage3

Starting with GNOME stage3 images dated 2020-12-14 and later, it is now possible to easily set up a Funtoo VM inside VMware Workstation Pro.

open-vm-tools is enabled by default in the GNOME stage3, so full integration with your host should be active from the start. If using the GNOME stage3, all you need to do is perform a standard GNOME installation by following our installation documentation and make note of the notice above to enable 3D accelerated graphics for your VM for the best possible experience.

Setting Up a Basic Stage3 for VMware Workstation

When setting up a basic stage3 inside a VMware Workstation VM, the following steps are recommended.

For better integration with your host, it is recommended that you emerge open-vm-tools and rc-update add vmware-tools default inside your VM. In Funtoo, vmware-tools is safe to run even on a non-VM as it will detect if it's in a virtual environment, and will only start the tools if you are actually running inside VMware.

When setting up a graphical environment, be sure to ego profile mix-in +gfxcard-vmware and rebuild world (emerge -auDN @world) to ensure the VMware X11 driver and Mesa support is enabled.