Thursday, July 13, 2006

Xubuntu 6.06 LTS VMware Virtual Appliance

Current Version: 1.0.0
Release Date: 7/13/06

OS: Xubuntu 6.06 LTS
Size: 464MB
VMware Tools: Installed
login: vmware
password: vmware
Download: torrent

Description:
Xubuntu is a complete GNU/Linux based system with an Ubuntu base. It's lighter, and more efficient than Ubuntu with GNOME or KDE, since it uses the Xfce Desktop environment, which makes it ideal for old or low-end machines, as well as thin-client networks.

12 comments:

tikkkel said...

... and the root-passwords in the VMs are?

rxhui said...

The Ubuntu and ubuntu-based distros do not want you to login as root or with su, so the installation never asks you to specify a root password. If you need to run commands as root, you can use sudo as the vmware user and enter in 'vmware' when you are prompted for a password. You can also run 'sudo su' to become root. Hope this helps.

tikkkel said...

... and who can i admin the system? Is there a centrale tool like YAST from openSUSE? How can i change the language (in the term) from english to german?

rxhui said...

All of the administrative functions can be accessed from the System->Preferences or System->Administration menu. When prompted for password, enter 'vmware'

The Ubuntu wiki page is a great place to get addition info about the ubuntu distro. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/

Julian said...

I tried the Xubuntu 6.06 LTS VMware Virtual Appliance. It has a very impresive performance in graphics and speed with full screen, but it does not connetc to the ethernet card and it does not reconigze my sound card. I do not have these problems with other virtual appliances. It seems that the system recognizes my ethernet card, but it does not connect to the internet. I connected thorugh an Alcatel Speedtouch reuter. Did you hera about these issues. Do you have any idea of whta to do?
Thanks,

Julian

Nick Spacek said...

Yeah, I'm also having problems with network access using this. Are there any generic steps to take to get it working?

rxhui said...

The networking on a pristine copy of the Xubuntu virtual appliance works fine on my workstation, but it could be because I used the workstation to build the VM. I did an audit of the vmx file and noticed that I didn't enable the vmxnet ethernet controller and didn't force the ethernet controller to start connected, among other things. This didn't break networking for me, but perhaps it could break networking on other configurations.

Power off the VM, and try adding these lines to the .vmx file.

ethernet0.present= "true"
ethernet0.startConnected = "true"
ethernet0.virtualDev = "vmxnet"
ethernet0.connectionType = "bridged"

Nick Spacek said...

Well, those steps didn't end up working. :) I had created a file with EasyVMX to load the Ubuntu 6.06 CD and the networking there worked, so I copied its over to mine and it is working now.

I changed to:
ethernet0.virtualDev = "vlance"
ethernet0.connectionType = "NAT"

I also changed the generated address, don't know if that one mattered though.

Thanks.

rxhui said...

That's a good tip! The vlance ethernet device is supported by the linux kernel natively, so it should always work. The vmxnet driver is supposed to be a little bit faster. If you want to give the vmxnet driver another try, change the vmx file and do this:

/etc/init.d/network stop
rmmod pcnet32
depmod -a
modprobe vmxnet
/etc/init.d/network start

VMware recommends running the above commands after installing the VMware tools, but I don't recall having done the above since my networking worked fine, but maybe networking is broken on other configurations because I didn't do the above.

Julian said...

Thnaks!! The networking now works fine adding just these two lines

ethernet0.startConnected = "true"
ethernet0.virtualDev = "vmxnet"
I still have troubles for hearing my soundcard. I had an Ensoniq ES1371[ AudioPCI- 97]. I run FC4 as a host.

Julian

rxhui said...

Have a look at this site. It has information on the different things you can toggle in your .vmx file. Links to the network and sound switches are also included below.

http://www.sanbarrow.com/vmx.html

http://www.sanbarrow.com/vmx-network.html
http://www.sanbarrow.com/vmx-sound.html

Julian said...

After a loong upgarde with synaptic the sound started to work. Don´t ask me how.
Any way thanks for the links.

Julian