[CentOS] display problem running under vmware [SOLVED]

Tue Aug 7 14:34:53 UTC 2012
Steve <zephod at cfl.rr.com>

Hi Ted,

---- Ted Miller <tedlists at sbcglobal.net> wrote: 
> On 08/06/2012 02:57 PM, Steve wrote:
> > I'm running an up-to-date CentOS 6 virtual machine in a VMWare player on a Windows box and
>  > I cannot set the display resolution to anything higher than 1280x720. 
> Windows shows the
>  > screen resolution on this monitor to be 1920x1080.
> > I do have VMWareTools installed although I'm not certain it is installed correctly. How can I tell?

> Looks like you may need to rebuild or download VMWareTools for your latest 
> kernel upgrade, but that may not deal with your basic problem.
> The vmwlegacy video driver is located in the xorg-x11-drv-vmware package 
> that Centos provides in the "base" repository.  You probably need to 
> install, update, or re-install that package.
> Ted Miller

I do have the xorg-x11-drv-vmware package insalled:

$ rpm -qa | grep vmware

$ rpm -q --provides xorg-x11-drv-vmware-11.0.3-1.el6.i686
xorg-x11-drv-vmware = 11.0.3-1.el6
xorg-x11-drv-vmware(x86-32) = 11.0.3-1.el6

$ locate vmwlegacy_drv.so
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/configurator/...<about 10 different versions>

Interesting. Why is the driver called .old.0?

# yum reinstall xorg-x11-drv-vmware-11.0.3-1.el6.i686
# ls /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/vm*

Reboot and ... yeay! Full screen resolution.

Thanks, Ted.