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Posts: 118
Registered: ‎11-01-2011
My Device: N/A
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: problem in running simulator

For your Ubuntu installations can you check the vmware.log for any OpenGL failures?  The logfile should be in the same directory that you installed the playbook images.  


If you are seeing failures there it can be caused by old hardware that VMWare does not recogonize as 3D capabable or you are using the default ubuntu drivers.  Please make sure you are using the latest 3rd party drivers that are available for your graphics card.



Posts: 19
Registered: ‎01-21-2012
My Device: PlayBook
My Carrier: none

Re: problem in running simulator


Seeing the same issue with the 2.0.0 simulator on VMware Fusion on Mac. The 1.0.1 simulator is doing fine on the same Fusion.


Comparing the vmware.log files of the working and failing VMs, on of the differences is this warning/error:


Jan 21 14:56:04.801: mks| GLUtil_InstallExtensionLists: Missing extension GL_ATI_shader_texture_lod


Of course I'm not sure if that's the culprit.


The full logfile can be found at:








Posts: 19
Registered: ‎01-21-2012
My Device: PlayBook
My Carrier: none

Re: problem in running simulator

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I downloaded the 1.0.8 version of the simulator and am getting the same "[starting screen]" error.


Seems that only the old 1.0.1 is working on my Mac. But that version has problems with the Native SDK, which requires a newer simulator.


So, I'm pretty stuck now. Kind of between a rock and a hard place.



New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎02-07-2012
My Device: Torch 9800
My Carrier: ATT

Re: problem in running simulator

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Yaah it happened to me too.

how to solve this issue RIM ?


i tries using pararrel desktop, and virtual box too, its still stuck somehow,