I got the browser to be unresponsive again and tried to kill the process using the System Information Processes tab, but that didn't work and the info applicaton became unresponsive as well. At that point the mouse didnt work either and when I tried to send the OS a ctrl-alt-del, that didn't do anything.
Yes, that's the other way to do it, but you probably killed a system process instead. Look for the first thread that says "Webster" (the web browser) and end that thread. It will take all the other Webster child threads with it
By the way, when you installed Syllable, did you use the menu option for installing on VMware?
Hosting a VMware image would be great, but we have to make sure that it's correct
I'm pretty sure it was the "Webster" thread that I tried to kill
I did choose that option when installing, but I can re-create the VM to try to fix a little hassle with the startup menu. What happens now is that on the default first option, 'Start Syllable', you get an error saying that the selected disk does not exist. Choosing the second option, 'Start Syllable (automatic boot drive search), finds the OS and boots. I'm not sure what went wron there - I tried to install grub to the MBR - basically, I pretty much accepted the defaults or suggestions when installing. I'll go through it again just to make sure that I didn't mess something up, though, since it doesn't take very long.
I will give a quick try at installing 0.6.7 on VMware.
during VM setup, I chose "Other" and 32 bit for the OS choices - not sure if that was what I should have chosen
I did the same, but installation stops rapidly when detecting hardware: fails to initialize ATA PCI controllers
It fails with the same error whatever VM target I choose.
I'll wait for a proper VM image I guess.
If it's anything like the recent VirtualBox, you probably have to change the hardware emulation from a SATA disk controller to an ATA one
Adrian, your selection in VMware should work. A generic Linux option should also have a good chance of working
well, it did seem to work, except for the boot menu thing
also, is there a way for the desktop size to be remembered?
I'm just re-doing the VM now to try and correct that
Not finding the boot partition may also be caused by a SATA controller. On real hardware, some SATA systems shift drive numbers. There's a compensation attempt in the Syllable installation troubleshooting options, but that doesn't include the options for VMware
You mean the screen resolution? That is stored when you change it in the Preferences
it doesn't seem to be made permanent, though
Was that when you forced the VM to stop?
no, I think it wasn't retained even when I shut down cleanly