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I need help. I saw that Yosemite runs much better with beam sync disabled, but I wonder if possible enable quartz composito, GJ and 2D Extreme on VM.

 

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Does anybody know how to get this working with VMWare Workstation 11 and Yosemite?

It would be good to be able to run it in full screen with the same resolution as the host PC.

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I read whole 15 pages, but still not 3D acceleration and this a shame, i think that there are plenty developers whose would like to teste there SW in virtual machine.

 

   I my case, i would like to test Unity3D games, if would be at least 10 percent of perfromance of physical machine it would be good enough, for most of test cases.



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Hello!

 

I'm trying to use the VMWare display driver in a virtual MacOS/X instance in QEmu (KVM) running MacOS/X .

I known, that the orginal driver is not supported anymore, so I'm trying to use the VMWare Fusion 7.0 driver (VMwareGfx.kext).

 

But the driver is not used and I tried many things.

 

The kernel seems to load the driver, but cannot use it?!

 

  gfx: Loaded com.vmware.kext.VMwareGfx Version 0230.49.77 Build 2304977 (Nov 20 2014 14:49:06)

  gfx: svga: Start: Traces not available

  gfx: gfx: start: svgaDev.Start failed.

 

I specified the "-vga vmware" option when starting qemu, but it makes no difference to the "-vga std" option.

 

Any tips what to check or to try?

Or maybe there is an existing manual available?

 

(I tried the old and unsupported Svga2 driver (1.2.5), but it hangs during boot.)

 

 



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I used the latest 7.1 VMware tools but the performance is just as bad as before sadly on Yosemite. Without a new VGA driver I'm afraid the performance will never be as it was on Mavericks



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You need to install JasF's beamoff.app to disable beamsync.

 

I used the latest 7.1 VMware tools but the performance is just as bad as before sadly on Yosemite. Without a new VGA driver I'm afraid the performance will never be as it was on Mavericks



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I really appreciate this, thanks very much

 

You need to install JasF's beamoff.app to disable beamsync.



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I installed this in VMWare , and now  I have all the display sizes,    but now the screen is black, and I see some desktop icons, but I don't have the bar at the bottom.

Also Unable to access any menus from the top.

Background is black.

 

Any suggestions ??



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Spent all day on this,  and cannot get it to work.

 

As soon as I install the SVGA driver,  the screen turns black..

and the whole system still crawls..

 

Attached it the log file after I installed the SVGA Driver

 

Any suggestions????

 

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You need to install JasF's beamoff.app to disable beamsync.

 

Fusion 7.1.1 tools seem to have fixed the problem. No need for beamoff now.



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Not sure why, but I still need to turn off beamsync even after 7.1.1 tools installed... Although it's not as bad as before the current version.



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Not sure why, but I still need to turn off beamsync even after 7.1.1 tools installed... Although it's not as bad as before the current version.

 

I did some more testing and I agree. 7.1.1 tools is an improvement over 7.1.0 tools, but still get best subjective performance using beamoff.



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I did some investigating.  Code to disable beamsync calls 2 functions: CGSSetDebugOptions, CGSDeferredUpdates.  I searched all files in VMware Tools 7.1.1 for these strings, and they're not there.  So Tools 7.1.1 doesn't disable beamsync.

 

I've also noticed that if I set beamoff.app to run on login (using the login items in preferences) - it doens't always work.  I have to run it manually again.  As if there's some problem running it too soon after boot.

 

Another thing I noticed is that even with QE on a hackintosh (non-virtual machine), disabling beamsync helps graphics performance.



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I have a Yosemite Guest running on a Linux host, VMWare 10 (with latest update).

For VMWare Tools I tried both 7 and 7.1.1 (as found here).

Still, I only get 1024x768 resolution, no other options.

Is there any way to debug this/to fix it?

 

Thanks!



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I have a Yosemite Guest running on a Linux host, VMWare 10 (with latest update).
For VMWare Tools I tried both 7 and 7.1.1 (as found here).
Still, I only get 1024x768 resolution, no other options.
Is there any way to debug this/to fix it?
 
Thanks!


I still see 1024x768 only in the list, too, but I can adjust the window size and it changes the resolution to exactly whatever my window size happens to be.

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@besweet

Thanks, that does work!

(It is a little more difficult with my setup, since I am only remoting into the machines, but at least I can use higher resolution.)

Many thanks!







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