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Download SUNWxf86u_4.2.0_vmware_sol9x86.pkg.bz2 and SUNWxf86r_4.2.0_vmware_sol9x86.pkg bunzip2 SUNWxf86u_4.2.0_vmware_sol9x86.pkg.bz2 (before you do the remaining steps make sure you remove any other versions of SUNWxf86u and SUNWxf86r that you may have installed.) pkgadd -d SUNWxf86u_4.2.0_vmware_sol9x86.pkg pkgadd -d SUNWxf86r_4.2.0_vmware_sol9x86.pkg Exit graphical mode in Solaris 9 x86 and run kdmconfig as root to setup your graphics, etc. (You need to set your color depth and desktop to the same settings as your host operating system. In my case I am running at 1280x1024 16bit under Linux, therefore my kdmconfig settings are as follows: [X] MultiFrequency 76kHz (up to 1600x1200 @ 60Hz) [X] 14-inch (36cm) [X] 1280x1024 - 65536 Overall steps :- Steps: Overview: 1. Download the following 2 files from http://www.camberwind.com/solaris http://www.camberwind.com/solaris/SUNWxf86u_4.2.0_vmware_sol9x86.pkg.bz 2 http://www.camberwind.com/solaris/SUNWxf86r_4.2.0_vmware_sol9x86.pkg 2. and copy these in a temporary folder in your Solaris 9 3. you can for example copy the 2 files to a CD-RW, in that case do not forget to put via VMWare menu 'Edit'->'Removable devices'-> 'CD-ROM' the settings back to the 'physical drive' instead of the iso file 4. If you then open a Sun Solaris console, and type cd cdrom cd cdrom0 ls you should see this files sunwx*.* 5. create a temporary directory in Sun Solaris mkdir /TEMP cp sunwx*.* /TEMP cd /TEMP 6. Before you do the remaining steps make sure you remove any other versions of SUNWxf86u and SUNWxf86r that you may have installed. 7. Uncompress SUNWxf86u_4.2.0_vmware_sol9x86.pkg.bz2 by running this command: bzip2 -d SUNWxf86u_4.2.0_vmware_sol9x86.pkg.bz2 This will return to the command line, without showing any message 8. Run the following command in Solaris 9 to install the above packages. You should first run this command: pkgadd -d SUNWxf86u_4.2.0_vmware_sol9x86.pkg and select default 'All' by pressing <ENTER> and 'y' to create directory and 'y' to continue installation 9. Then you should first run this command: pkgadd -d SUNWxf86r_4.2.0_vmware_sol9x86.pkg and select default 'All' by pressing <ENTER> and 'y' to continue installation 10. Set up graphics, by typing the command kdmconfig as a root 11. Press <F2> 12. Select [x] Change video device/monitor 13. Press <F2> 14. Select XFree86 VMware driver as the Display card, this should be at the bottom of the list by using the up and down cursor keys (this will take a while, as it the scrolling moves very slow) 15. Press <F2> to continue 16. Select the Appropriate Monitor, resolution and Color depth for your computer (You need to set your color depth and desktop to the same settings as your host operating system, e.g. 1280x1024 and 256 colors. In general try to get as close to your host operating video settings as possible) e.g. For Dell Inspiron 8200 machine as the host, the following is workable option for the Solaris 9 vm Video Device : XF86-VMWARE VMware SVGA virtual video cards Screen Size : 15-inch (38cm) Resolution/Colors : 800x600 - 16777216 colors @120Hz Monitor Type : MultiFrequency 100KHz (up to 1600x1200 @80Hz) Keyboard Type : Generic US-English (104-Key) Pointing Device : Built-in PS/2 Mouse (2 Button 25ms 3 button emulation) 17. Test your installation. You should see a screen with the color rectangles and be able to inform that the display is correct by clicking with the mouse 18. If you do not see this test screen, change your settings or choose another video card. 19. Press <F4> to bypass if you have seen the test screen 20. The login screen should appear now, type your login name and password 21. And yes, the Sun Solaris opening screen showed beautifully in 1024 x 768 resolution and 16 million colors here successfully, using VMWare v4.0.5 for Windows workstation on Microsoft Windows XP. --- --- Internet: see also: --- [Internet: source: http://www.google.com search for 'Bad PBR Sig VMWare Solaris': http://www.computing.net/solaris/wwwboard/forum/3923.html] --- Solaris XFree86 Porting Kit ported to Solaris 9 x86 and modified to include the vmware video driver http://www.camberwind.com/solaris