Well, I’m actually using Kubuntu (I prefer KDE over GNOME); anyway the distribution is the same.
I have installed VMware Server into my brand new Core 2 Duo laptop and I have found the well know clock/time problem affecting the guest OS: the time into the virtual machine is running much slower or faster than the host time (the real world). With my Core 2 Duo, this time, was faster…
However, to fix this annoying problem, the recipe is:
- install VMware Server from the partner repository (to enable it you have to uncomment or add this line at the bottom of the /etc/apt/sources.list
- install the last VMware form the just added repository
sudo apt-get install vmware-server
- edit the file /etc/vmware/config and add the following lines:
hostinfo.noTSC = TRUE
tools.syncTime = TRUE
The value of host.cpukHz must be (your CPU mhz)*1000. In my case, I have the Core 2 Duo 2200, so…
- final step: restart VMware to apply the changes
You have to install VMware Tools into your guest operative system and enable the time synchronization option. That’s all.
I’m using Kubuntu 7.10 with VMware Server 1.0.4-1gutsy2 running a guest Windows XP SP2, working just fine.