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02-09-2012 05:01 PM
I'm a bit confused: what is the solution then?
I use ubuntu, should I:
1- install vmware view open client (?)
2- install windows inside vmware
3- install Tablet simulator on it
1- install wine
2- install Tablet simulator on wine (?)
or... something else?
02-09-2012 05:18 PM
much easier actually:
just installed vmware player and opened the simulator image from it.
But I am usingubuntu 11.10, so there is no longer this path:
System -> Preferences -> 3D acceleration -> Image Quality -> Enable s3tc texturing
Does this log suggest anything?
/.vmware$ cat player.log
@-laptop:~/.vmware$ cat playerUploadedData.log
<HostUUID>52 ae a0 73 81 54 85 1e-a5 ce 16 b6 47 54 df b5</HostUUID>
<HostVersion>Linux 3.0.0-15-generic-pae Ubuntu 11.10</HostVersion>
<ID>6f 40 5b 42 66 40 56 26-41 0e 83 10 aa 0d 05 d0</ID>
02-09-2012 06:00 PM
No need for windows. Just install the vmplayer for linux. http://downloads.vmware.com/d/
Then see if it will install and run, if not you may need to find a patch for your particular linux kernel, look around here: http://weltall.heliohost.org/wordpress/2012/01/26/
Then, if the sim freezes at [screen] you may need to install "DRICONF" look for it in your software installer, apt get, google, etc...
That did the trick for me.
02-10-2012 05:03 PM
I installed driconf as well but still same result: it hangs at the same point :-(
Just one other thing:
I got the file BlackBerryPlaybookSimulator.vmx from the installer for Mac OS and then unpacked in a Mac...
Is that the way you did it?
Or did you extract the vmx file from the Windows .exe installer somehow?
02-10-2012 05:35 PM
I think I have some problem with tools:
- from the log -
Vix: [28101 guestCommands.c:2109]: Error VIX_E_TOOLS_NOT_RUNNING in VMAutomationTranslateGuestRpcError(): VMware Tools are not running in the guest
But f inside the VM I do:
File -> Preferences -> "Download all components now"
I get this:
VMware Tools for Linux:
Could not find component on update server. Contact VMware Support or your system administrator.
Does it mean I have network connection problems from VMware? I am using NAT...
02-13-2012 05:17 PM - edited 02-13-2012 05:18 PM
Here's the link to the PlayBook VM for Linux. It will help remove some variables rather than trying to get another version running under Linux:
02-15-2012 02:56 PM
thank you so much for the link: I was not aware that there was a VMWare image of the Playbook simulator for linux hosts!
Unfortunately... it is still blocked where it was before and the log message reports:
[4387 guestCommands.c:2109]: Error VIX_E_TOOLS_NOT_RUNNING in VMAutomationTranslateGuestRpcError(): VMware Tools are not running in the guest
If I select the VirtualMachine menu the item "VMWare tools" is unavailable (it tells me "VMWare Tools Unavailable") and i didn't find an obvious way to install them.
On the VMWare website I understood that the Tools can be provided with the image of the guest OS....
Do you think ir is something that BlackBerry could consider to do?
I mean deliver a linux binary with the image of PlayBook simulator with VMWare Tools...
(I think I am a pain, I know :-)
thanks in any case,
I'll keep on digging..,
02-15-2012 03:44 PM
Try posting your info over here:
It's an official thread for these issues. The first posts lists a bunch of required information.
I'm not sure how the licensing would happen with VMWare for distribution, but it's an interesting idea!
03-12-2012 01:53 PM
I had this same problem with Linux Mint. (Dell e6500 Laptop).
It ws solved by Installing the NVidia proprietary drivers (from the Menu), and that fixed the problem for me, but now I suffer from trying to manage multiple monitors under the Nvidia drivers. NVidia settings only helps slightly here, but it is quite stupid about what to do when you detach monitors from your laptop/docking station.
Simulator now works, albeit quite slowly.