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Hi Everyone,

I've got Fusion 3 running great on my Snow Leopard hackintosh.
However, I was wondering if anyone has installed Fusion 4 on theirs and if you've experienced any problems.

Please let me know.

Cheers,

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Hi Everyone,

I've got Fusion 3 running great on my Snow Leopard hackintosh.
However, I was wondering if anyone has installed Fusion 4 on theirs and if you've experienced any problems.

Please let me know.

Cheers,

Maconvert


Let me guess...
Everyone is waiting for me to try it first.
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Let me guess...
Everyone is waiting for me to try it first.
:)


I have had VMware fusion 4.01 and 4.02 since they came out and am having problems both in 10.6.8 as well as 10.7.1: I have no problems with Fusion v 3.1.3:

With version 4 everything runs fine until I put the computer to sleep: then when I start a virtual machine in fusion 4 the host system (mac) reboots. i.e somehow a signal gets through to the host to restart immediately.
This happens when starting a Virtual machine (WXP) or resuming a Virtual machine (WXP)
and happens almost immediately after pressing the chevron (big white arrow); the screen just goes black as the machine reboots; nothing logged or anything it seems
Before sleeping VMWare fusion is always completely off (quit)

I have now tried everything I can think of using various combinations of Kexts, even removing sleepenabler and disabler kexts, my rig could still sleep and wake but I had the same effect as before with fusion 4.

I have also tried the following without success:
** Rolling back to fusion v 3.1.3 and reinstalling again
** I watched the kexts of fusion using the console command kextstat and couldn't see a real difference when starting fusion before or after sleep, and the kexts disappear when one exist fusion. The kexts being vcmcp, vsockets, vmioplug, vmnet.
(only vsockets changed in some form , originally the kext output was vsockets 110 2 5 4 , and after sleep and restart fusion became vsockets 120 2 5 4; I don't see that makes a difference; but I don't know what these numbers in kextstat mean yet )
** ethernet driver: used to have issues, so I installed the latest greatest that has just come out
(I haven't tried the Realtek original latest yet, but this is an unlikely issue)
** I switched of accelerated 3D graphics in the virtual machine settings
** I tried upgrading to a later version of FakeSMC, I am using v2.7.2; but got a KP using the latest FakeSMC version 4.93 so upgrading requires more research to get the latest Fakesmc working

It could be a combination of BIOS, Chameleon, FakeSMC etc etc.
For my next step I am wondering whether it would be useful to see if bios starts by
biosforceSetuponce = "TRUE" in the VMX file

Like you I don't see any messages on hackintosh and fusion 4

Have we got any other experiences with fusion v 4.02 on hackintoshes



machine EP45-DQ6 gigabyte
memory 4GB Corsair 1066 DDR2

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Hello,
My GA-P35-DS4 with Snow Leopard have exactly the same issues.
Have anybody found a solution?

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Hello guys,
same issue here with SL 10.6.8 and Fusion 4.1.0.
I'm suffering from avoiding sleep. :wallbash:
any info? sorry for my bad English.

motherboard: EP45-UD3R
graphics: GTX460

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Same issue here... EP45-UD3LR

Maconvert... do you have a similar motherboard to us?

And heck... Has anybody found a solution?

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I think I'm on to something...

If I disable Virtualization Technology in BIOS, the problem seems to go away. This is not a particularly good workaround of course, since this means virtualization is running entirely in software.

Perhaps downgrading to Fusion 3 is the best workaround here... I have a feeling I might just use this as an excuse to build a new Hack :-p

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Disabling virtualization indeed helps. Thanks!





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