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04-18-2012 10:33 AM
The simulator does not have any firewalls/proxy's built into it, so if is able to receive an IP address I can't see any reason why it won't be at least sending the HTTP requests. Do you have a local firewall that could be blocking the VMware network adaptor? You can always trace the traffic leaving the simulator via wireshark just to make sure that the data is going out into your corporate network.
09-28-2012 01:15 PM
my simulator stuck at: Starting Service: Screen
my system: win7 x64 and the 2.0.1-358 simulator with the newest vmware player 5.0.0 build-812388
09-28-2012 01:25 PM
There's two issues with VMWare 5.0 that we found during testing:
1) Older versions of the simulator, Beta1/Beta2, will boot to a black screen and hang. We provided a work around for this in Beta3 so make sure you have the latest simulator installed.
2) It's intermintent but sometimes the splash screen will not appear during the boot process, i.e. you won't see the spotlights. The simulator is still booting though and it will load to the home screen if you wait.
Note: If you're computer is not using virtualization I highly recommend you enable it now. The link below shows the performance difference when it's enabled, 1130%. You might just be very slow to boot because of this without a splash screen.
Let me know if this helps.
09-28-2012 01:45 PM
1. i dont have a old beta version, i have the 2.0.1 and i downloaded it today.
2. i have virtualisation on, in vmare and in bios also.
anyway, i just get a black screen with the blackberry mouse curson in it, noting more.
11-23-2012 03:54 AM
I am having a problem that was mentioned on the first page of this topic, I try to boot the most recent image and get this error:
QNX v1.2b Boot Loader: vmware.ifs .
Unable to access /dev/hd0
nvram resmgr: Problem parsing location for rimboot [-b option]. check that the path and offset are valid (see use message)
Unable to access /dev/nvram
open(/dev/nvram) failed: No such file or directory
Mount: Can't mount /base (type qnx6)
Mount: possible reason: Invalid argument
sh: /base/scripts/startup.sh: No such file or directory
I am using an older version of VMWare player, 3.1.6 build-744570 as I am using an old little netbook for this.
I also tried the vmx file BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-1.0.8 to see if an older version might work but recieved a very similar error.
Has anyone seen a solution for this problem? I have seen numerous people having this problem but no fixes.
11-29-2012 12:49 AM
I am having the same issue with simultor from last week.
I am usinng VMWare 5.0 and beta3 simulator.
Anyone from RIM administrator/developer group, kindly check out for the issue...Please
Thanks and regards,
12-02-2012 05:42 PM
I tried using the simulators again. They seem to have a similar error but this time it gets past it and tries starting, eventually getting stuck at the Starting Screen part that others have mentioned. I tried booting in safe mode and this allowed me to get past it but it never was able to boot beyond the Blackberry Playbook splash screen.
01-11-2013 05:00 PM
I had freezing on [Starting Service: Screen] issue with VMware-Player-5.0.1-894247.x86_64.
I installed VMware-Player-4.0.5-893925.x86_64 and issue has gone.
Simulator: BlackBerry Dev Alfa 10.0.09
OS: Linux Ubuntu 12.04
Linux kernel: 3.2.0-3.6.8 (replicated on both)
Laptop: Asus k55vd (i5-3210M, hybrid grapics: intell 4000 + geforce 610M)
Hope this helps someone.