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Getting started

This page mentions only things that are specific to the Ubuntu appliance. Ubuntu is derived from Debian. Look there for more information how to get started with a Debian based VMware appliance.

Memory

Ubuntu Linux needs more RAM than Debian. The 320 MB the appliance has by default is near the lower limit, which is probably around 196MB. If possible adjust it to a higher value e.g. 384MB or better more which requires of course enough RAM on your host machine. If you are using the Player software you might need a newer version. The 2.0 generation seems to have an extended memory range and beside that, it offers Shared Folders.

Using another keyboard layout

Start System->Preferences->Keyboard and add or choose the localization scheme that fits to your keyboard.

The passwords

The administrative or sudo password for "user" is user.

So it is the same as the general password for this account. In other words, if you are logged in as "user", there is only this password working, no matter what you are doing.

Changing the screen resolution

Just resize the host window of the Player or the Workstation and the Ubuntu guest will adapt to it. Alternatively it can be set the normal way with the System menu.

Accessing the network

If the appliance has no internet access, it may have to adapt itself to the host network first. Disable the network of the VMware software by disconnecting the device network adapter. After some seconds the Gnome network manager should have recognized this and a notification appears or at least the network symbol changes. Re-enable the network by connecting the virtual network adapter of VMware and make sure the network mode is NAT for simple internet access. The Gnome network symbol should show an orbiting blue ball after a short while, indicating Gnome's attempt to adapt to the outer network. A notification may follow and now the network should be accessable. Alternatively you can try to disable and re-enable the network from within Gnome alone. The network symbol offers a context menu with various possibilities. Sometimes it may be necessary to shut down and restart the Linux appliance with a real boot process (no suspending) or even to restart the host system.

Adding packages

If you want to install new programs like OpenOffice, which has been removed from the original installation to preserve bandwidth, go to System -> Administration -> Synaptic, start Synaptic and press reload to get the list of currently available packages updated. For OpenOffice you would have to load then the package "openoffice.org-core".





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