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FS#43506 - [xf86-video-vmware] VMware Player hangs during logout/shutdown if window was resized

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Robin Joy (rcj) - Monday, 19 January 2015, 10:25 GMT
Last edited by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Monday, 19 January 2015, 15:52 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Description: If the VMware Player window is resized, logout or shutdown hangs. Only option is to force a shutdown of the VM.

There is a fix available upstream

Also see this diskussion on the Debian Bugtracker:

I applied the patch locally and can confirm that it solves the issue.

Additional info:
* package version(s): xf86-video-vmware 13.0.2-2
* Modified build() from PKGBUILD:

curl -G -o vmwgfx_saa.diff ''
cd ${pkgname}-${pkgver}
patch -uN vmwgfx/vmwgfx_saa.c ../vmwgfx_saa.diff || return 1

Steps to reproduce:
Resize the VMware Player window and logout/shutdown.
This task depends upon

Closed by  Doug Newgard (Scimmia)
Monday, 19 January 2015, 15:52 GMT
Reason for closing:  Duplicate
Additional comments about closing:   FS#43156