November 2008

FreeBSD 7.1 Xorg configuration for VMWare guest

I thought it might be useful to post a properly configured /etc/X11/xorg.conf file for running FreeBSD 7.x under VMWare workstation using the open-vm-tools. This configuration works for me with Gnome on FreeBSD for both the mouse and screen options. Note that you do not have to have the console mouse configured - this config uses the direct PS/2 device. Note that you may have to update the font paths. The /windows font directory represents a copy of the C:\windows\fonts directory from a Windows XP system. This enables all of the Windows fonts to be available to FreeBSD.