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Funtoo 2020-12 stages with faster video, VMware Workstation Guest support


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Hey everyone -- the latest Funtoo stages have arrived! (they have dates from 2020-12-14 to 2020-12-15).

Improvements:

Docker images updated on DockerHub: https://hub.docker.com/u/funtoo

VMware Workstation Guest Support in GNOME stages: By default, GNOME stages are now able to run inside VMware Workstation by simply following the Install Guide. Just be sure to enable 3D acceleration in your VM config (this typically is not turned on by default.) Open-vm-tools has been added to the GNOME stage3 and will enable itself if it detects that it's running in a VMware VM. Also, VirtualBox compatibility is improved. Again, be sure to enable 3D acceleration for your VirtualBox VM.

VMware Workstation compatibility is only in the GNOME stages. The standard stage3's are unchanged. See https://www.funtoo.org/Funtoo_VMware_Guest_Support for more information. Existing users can enable VMware guest support as follows:

# ego profile mix-in +gfxcard-vmware
# emerge open-vm-tools
# rc-update add vmware-tools default
# emerge -auDN @world

Mesa 20.2.4, which has various bug fixes and improved USE mappings which should result in improved video playback performance under Funtoo for many users.

Installation Instructions: https://www.funtoo.org/Install/Introduction

Find your Subarch here: https://www.funtoo.org/Subarches

If you have questions, issues, or just want to drop in and say hello you can find us on Discord https://discord.gg/BNUSpUU or Telegram https://t.me/funtoolinux

Enjoy!

-Daniel and the Funtoo Team

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