VMWare and Linux on MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by 2Cheap2Switch, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. 2Cheap2Switch macrumors member

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    I've tried creating 2 Linux VMs (Fedora and Ubuntu) but in both cases I get an error involving desktop environments. With Fedora, when the VM loads, I get a message saying Gnome 3 failed to load, and with Ubuntu I get a message saying I do not have the resources for Unity. Anyone experience this issue or know how to fix it? With both distros I went with what VMWare recommended.
     
  2. bp1000 macrumors 65816

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    Perhaps it is the sandy bridge graphics?

    Doesn't unity need 3d acceleration to work fully? Perhaps vmware doesn't fully support this pass through of sandy bridge cpu's yet. Not 100% sure, just a guess.

    I use virtual box and i know that 3d pass through is a tick option and you can choose to allocate a certain amount of video memory too. So if you have 3d pass through etc make sure it is ticked.
     
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