Updated Virtual Machine Additions for Linux available

Updated Virtual Machine Additions for Linux available

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There are new Virtual Machine Additions for Linux available for download.  There are two key changes to be aware of:

  1. Addition of support for SuSE Enterprise Linux 10.  The official supported list is now:
    1. Enterprise distributions

      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 (update 6)
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (update 6)
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
      • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
      • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
      Standard distributions
      • Red Hat Linux 7.3
      • Red Hat Linux 9.0
      • SuSE Linux 9.2
      • SuSE Linux 9.3
      • SuSE Linux 10.0

    1. The download is no longer on connect.microsoft.com and does not require any registration (yay!).  You can easily download it from here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=bf12642f-77dc-4d45-ae4e-e1b05e0a2674&displaylang=en&tm

    As always - this is only supported on Virtual Server - but should work just fine on Virtual PC.

    Cheers,
    Ben

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    • Andre V, do you mean that the script's rpm commands worked for you in Debian Etch?  I used the synaptic package manager to install Debian packages as needed so that the rpm command would exist, but the rpm command doesn't detect any installed packages (it looks like it doesn't understand Debian's database).  So the rpm command reports missing dependencies and refuses to install the VM Additions.  How did you persuade the rpm command to work?

    • Some idiot posted again:

      > the rpm command reports missing dependencies

      Now why do you suppose the posting in the Ubuntu forum put --nodeps in the rpm command?  And if I don't learn to read you'll flame you again.

    • Hi

      Does anyone know if this will work with Virtual PC? I am trying to get the mouse integration working in Linux, the mouse keeps jumping around, i've read it's a issue with the VPC PS/2 mouse not being recognized properly by the kernel. I'm running RHEL 4.

    • "Does anyone know if this will work with Virtual PC?"

      You didn't say which version of Virtual PC and it's not clear if your mouse trouble is with or without the VM Additions.

      I'm using the VM Additions in Debian Etch under Virtual PC 2007.  After finally reading correctly the posting in the Ubuntu forum that two other people linked to, VM Additions are mostly working.  The mouse is working.

      I had lots of trouble with the mouse before installing the VM Additions.

    • I want to install additions on client (Ubuntu 11.10) OS & the problem is that you provided links for .msi installer which can not be used to install in Ubuntu.

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