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However..

When I set the values to my VMX file, the log file says could not retrieve the vramsize and hence setting it default value! Using vmware9 with 10.8 guest on windows 7 x64 host. Any inputs?

works for me with that exact text. 'System Information' app in the guest shows 15MB VRAM.
Same setup as yours, except host is Windows 8 x64. However, I've tried this on Windows 7 x64 as well and I'm sure it worked.

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Interestingly for me also the system information apop shows 15 MB VRAM :) But the vmware logfile still shows the same old message. Since its working..it should not be a issue for the timebeing. Thanks.

By the by..can that 15 MB size be increased? will it result in better performance? especially some animation like mission control are very laggy?

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By the by..can that 15 MB size be increased? will it result in better performance? especially some animation like mission control are very laggy?

guest vram can be set in the range 15.625MiB - 128MiB. The default is 32MiB for HW version 9 on guestos darwin.
  • For VMwareGfx it is useless to set guest VRAM above 16MiB, since nothing above that area is ever used.
  • For VMsvga v1.2.5, it is also useless to set it anything above 16MiB. VMsvga2 does use extra memory for screen captures and might also use extra memory for the window-buffer if the resolution is large. However, in v1.2.5, the driver is able to allocate this memory from anywhere in guest physical memory. It doesn't need the guest vram. In fact, it could work with zero guest vram, if the hypervisor allowed that...


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Just a quick question from a newb to OS X VM. I will not be able to get Launchpad to function properly regardless of host machine hardware in the current state of things using VMware because there is no QE/CI supported driver?

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I have the same problem. Launchpad kills performance. It freezes for like 3-5 minutes.

Also, is this thread dead? Is there a new one anywhere that I missed?



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See this.

It's a problem in OS 10.8.x - which is fixed in OS 10.9 DP2.

Unfortunately, in 10.9 DP2, VMsvga2 is broken for other causes, and the ability to set wanted resolution in VMsvga2 or VMwareGfx is broken.

I have the same problem. Launchpad kills performance. It freezes for like 3-5 minutes.

Also, is this thread dead? Is there a new one anywhere that I missed?



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can any of you guys running osx 10.8 guest on WS9 have this problem presented in the next video:

 

this is after installing the svga2 pkg, after installing vmware tools.

 

 

 

this is my specs:

 

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Gives a new Update for Mavericks in VMWare 5.0.3?

 

- Graphics are very poor, no QU/CI (VLC doesn´t play any Vids)

- Screen Resolution buggy



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Gives a new Update for Mavericks in VMWare 5.0.3?

 

- Graphics are very poor, no QU/CI (VLC doesn´t play any Vids)

- Screen Resolution buggy

 

You cannot have QE/CI in a virtual machine. Install it as a native hackintosh or don't bother with a VM for video playback.



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yes same problem here on work station 9 very sad no support still to fix the video lag issue . i wonder is there a way of changing the hardware accelrated feature of os x to software in vmware work station that should allow all tasks to be carried out by the software thus elimanting the need for hardware accelaration .



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yes same problem here on work station 9 very sad no support still to fix the video lag issue . i wonder is there a way of changing the hardware accelrated feature of os x to software in vmware work station that should allow all tasks to be carried out by the software thus elimanting the need for hardware accelaration .

 

Years later, and no progress for such things have been made. The only way to get hardware-accelerated video is to run OS X natively.



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have any of you succesfully installed os x on a windows pc something like a dual boot option



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have any of you succesfully installed os x on a windows pc something like a dual boot option

 

 

Yes, create partition from Mac installer then you can install Windows and OSX after it, and the bootloader will detect windows and let you 



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Never bothered install this since I always used vmware tools, but very impressed overall, better performance overall! Thanks Zenith432 again!



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The latest installment of VMwareGfx found in Fusion 6.0 has 2D acceleration code in it.

 

Edit: The acceleration code is only loaded up to OS 10.8.5.  It's not loaded for 10.9.

Never bothered install this since I always used vmware tools, but very impressed overall, better performance overall! Thanks Zenith432 again!



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The latest installment of VMwareGfx found in Fusion 6.0 has 2D acceleration code in it.

 

Edit: The acceleration code is only loaded up to OS 10.8.5.  It's not loaded for 10.9.

Currently i have setup two vm's to play around, 10.7.5 and 10.8.5, i dont bother so much with ML, but in Lion i had vmware latest tools from version 6 of fusion, then i thought i would try your package, i can see graphics are better, for example i start my vm always in full screen mode, until that was set i often had to leave full screen and re-apply it to be 1440x900 since on every first boot i had 1400x900. This is the first thing fixed by using your package, the next one is in Mission Control/Dashboard, far better experience!



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Update

 

I made a workaround for the problem that was causing Finder and AppStore to crash on OS 10.9 DPx when run with VMsvga2 1.2.5.  The problem was mentioned here.

Installer for 10.9 is here.

 

Note that System Information -> Displays still only shows the 4x3 aspect ratio modes.  It's the same with VMwareGfx.  I'm still looking for ways to resolve this.



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have any of you succesfully installed os x on a windows pc something like a dual boot option

Yep, I've been doing that, successfully, since 2009, on several PCs. How did you find this forum, and have you seen the rest of it?



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Is there any chance to get multi display working with a virtualized OS X as guest of a Windows host?



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Update

 

I made a workaround for the problem that was causing Finder and AppStore to crash on OS 10.9 DPx when run with VMsvga2 1.2.5.  The problem was mentioned here.

Installer for 10.9 is here.

 

Note that System Information -> Displays still only shows the 4x3 aspect ratio modes.  It's the same with VMwareGfx.  I'm still looking for ways to resolve this.

 

So, with this, we still can't get dynamic sizing, right? Or did I screw up something? (Likely!)

 

I really like the ability to resize the guest window and have it auto-adjust.







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