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Old 04-09-2011, 03:49 PM   #1
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unity doesn't work in a virtual machine


I installed Ubuntu Natty in a vmware virtual machine and while the installation ran smoothly at the first restart the system told me that Unity cannot run (sorry but I don't remember the exact words).
Is there a way to tweak the settings to make it work?
 
Old 04-09-2011, 04:07 PM   #2
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Could you possibly get us the exact errors and/or segments of the normal log files to help troubleshoot your problem?
 
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About the exact error I cannot because it showed up only once for a moment and I forgot the exact words.
As for the logs, which one do you need?
 
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Check /var/log/messages to see if you have any useful messages, whether they are warnings or errors.
 
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Meanwhile I installed Unity 2d and it works.
Thank you for your help anyway.
 
Old 04-09-2011, 05:11 PM   #6
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Oh ok, that works too

Please mark your thread as solved, and give rep if need be...

Thanks!

Josh
 
Old 04-10-2011, 07:18 AM   #7
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I hadn't marked this question as solved, because in the strict sense it is not, I just used something else.
BTW, since you think I should, I will.
I hope it won't be misleading.
 
Old 04-10-2011, 08:25 AM   #8
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Oh I'm sorry, I thought you were alright with unity 2d. Would you prefer unity instead?
 
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Unity needs working 3D acceleration. Enable that for your VM and install the VMWare Tools. After that it should work.
 
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Oh I'm sorry, I thought you were alright with unity 2d. Would you prefer unity instead?
I am happy with it, but unity 3d and 2d are two different things.
 
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Unity needs working 3D acceleration. Enable that for your VM and install the VMWare Tools. After that it should work.
As a matter of fact, it doesn't.
 
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Than it may be that the 3D part of VMWare doesn't support a needed feature or simply isn't powerful enough for Unity.
 
  


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