03-09-2011 07:56 AM
I had just installed playbook sdk and simulator on windows 7 and configure the simulator on vmware.
But playbook simulator is not starting on vmware.. it just showing the splash screen..
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03-09-2011 08:00 AM
take a look at this recent thread: http://supportforums.blackberry.com/t5/Tablet-OS-S
It has several suggestions that could help you.
03-10-2011 08:46 AM
03-11-2011 04:16 AM
Do you another computer to try it on?
For example in my case I have 3 pcs. Two of them the simulator installed and worked fine, the third, no matter what I do I can't get the simulator to get past the splash screen.
I've even taken a suspended version of the simulator across to my 3rd machine, and it's run for a little while then locked up when I've tried to enable development mode. VMWare however runs perfectly for other sims installed on that machine (albiet with VMTools installed in the VM), so it isn't a VMWare issue per-se.
I personally think that sadly for some combinations of hardware/OS the simulator simply won't run.
FWIW my 3rd machine is the most underpowered having just 2GB ram, an Intel ATOM processor (z520) and a GMA 500 GPU all of which are being pushed along by Windows 7.
HTH - Rufus
03-11-2011 08:10 AM
1. I had tried it on different computer and one big difference there is that i had not started any other application during installation.
2. When it started installation i had entered into the vmware with controls in full screen mode.
So this will work for me.
Again i tried same thing on my previous computer and it worked..
02-05-2012 09:18 AM
I have the same problem as OP. I tried almost everything (2 CPUs, fullscreen, only VMware started on the laptop, restarts, different VMware versions...), but nothing helps. It stucks on "Starting screen" everytime. PB OS1.0 simulator runs ok, but PB OS2.0 simulator not.
Is there any other way how to start PlayBook OS2.0 simulator? And no, I am not going to buy a new laptop... :-)
My hw configuration:
Windows Vista SP2
CPU: C2D 1.66GHz
graphic: Intel 945