02-01-2012 06:48 PM
I've encountered problems running simulator under linux.. various distribution of linux, with different kernels.
I have tried Ubuntu 10.04 LTS(kernel 2.9..), Linux Mint 11, Fedora 16(kernel 3.2). I used vmplayer 4 and vmplayer 3 to run this VM images.Even virtualbox but it does not work at all. The same situation is with simulator 2.0.
And the problem is that it hangs on the start up. Take a look on the screenshot..
What I'm doing wrong? Could anyone help me deal with it?
I can change distro once again..I just want simulator works.
Thanks in advance.
02-03-2012 08:25 AM
This is likely caused by using an unsupported 3D graphics card or not having the proper drivers installed. Please refer to this post: http://supportforums.blackberry.com/t5/Native-SDK-
02-03-2012 11:28 AM
Have the latest drivers been installed? Do you see any errors in the log?
02-03-2012 04:27 PM
[quote]And the problem is that it hangs on the start up. Take a look on the screenshot..[/quote]
Ditto, same thing for me, stops at the same spot. I have tried everything I can think of with 0 success.
Vmplayer works fine for other OS's, just the RIM image thats the problem.
I am running fedora16 64bit: 3.2.2-1.fc16.x86_64.
I do not see any issues from the video card drivers in the log file...
Here is a copy of the log if anyone is interested in helping:
oops, file it too large...
Here is a link to the log: vmLog
02-03-2012 04:48 PM
02-03-2012 08:16 PM
I have a Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset .
There are only 2 drivers available for it and I have the latest driver installed.
Your installing windoze? Sorry about your luck!
What a poor choice to base the simulator on, mac users even have to pay for it ... Crazy...
Well hopfully they will release a patch a for it as I refuse to install windoze just to run a pb simulator!
02-06-2012 02:49 PM
According to your log file the issue appears to be caused by this line:
GLManager: Required extension GL_EXT_texture_compression_s3tc is missing.
Could you try to enable the following setting and see if it helps to resolve the issue?
System -> Preferences -> 3D acceleration -> Image Quality -> Enable s3tc texturing
If not, please log a bug in the Issue Tracker (linked in my signature).
If anyone else experiences issues such as this then please post your VMWare log.
02-06-2012 03:27 PM
It works like a charm now.
For others running Fedora, in order to enable the s3tc texturing, you may need to install DRICONF, get it from the package manager. Then set s3tc rendering checkbox as well as click the button next to it to yes. Then click the save and reload button.
After that and 5 minutes of booting the sim was up and running! I ran it from the terminal~$ sudo vmplayer. I am not sure if its necessary to run from sudo but that's what I did and its finally working.