Display problem in QNX 6.4.1 under VMWare Environment

Hello, all.
I have tried to run the QNX 6.4.1 in Vmware (The VMWare image downloaded from QNX website, run as live CD by the ISO image and installation mode).
I found that no matter which way I do, the web browser cannot display correctly. It is just “freeze” and transparent. There is a similar problem in the user => Advanced.

How can I fix this ? I have tried to run the QNX in different re-solution and also run in two different computers.(One is desktop, one is laptop).

I have attached the screenshot of Web browser and the User=>Advanced

Thanks a lot.

Make sure your host is in 32 bit mode.

Yes, all the hosts are in 32bit mode
I have tried in Windows XP pro and Vista Business 32 bits

(CPU is 64bits , but the Software (OS) is 32 bits)

P.S VMWare workstation 7 32bits

I’m not talking about OS/CPU but the display settings.

Sorry for my misunderstood.

It is 32bits in graphic display in the Host (in Vista Business and XP)

(In the VMWare QNX, it is 16 bits and it is grey)

try setting QNX in 24 or 32

How can I set it ? it is in the Gray color as shown in attachment (sorry I am new in QNX)

I am having the exact same problem under VMWare Workstation 7.0, with a Windows 7 host machine (32 bit Professional).

I’ve discovered that it’s a problem of VMWare Workstation version 7.0 - the devg-vmware driver doesn’t work any more. This goes for QNX 6.2, 6.3, 6.4 - all of them.

My solution for 6.4 is the following:

  • open /etc/system/enum/devices/graphics
  • find the line where it says “-d vmware”
  • add " -d vesabios " just before the above
  • reboot
  • choose vesabios when it asks for the graphics mode.

Solution for 6.2:

  • open the display configuration
  • click “Advanced”
  • instead of “devg-vmware.so” write “devg-vesabios.so”
  • Apply


As for QNX 6.3, one of the above solutions should work, don’t know which (most likely the latter one).


shoudn’t QNX fix the vmware.so graphics driver? vesabios is okay but not as fast as vmware.so.
Anyone know if this is in works?