04-25-2012 11:16 AM
I have a problem with playbook simulator.
This is a video of booting up the simulator:
As you can see the UI is not showing correctly. In safe mode everything works.
Tried on a second computer same thing.
Is there a solution for this problem?
Thanks in advance!
Vmware workstation ver: 7.1.4 build-385536
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit)
Dual Core Intel Pentium P6000
04-28-2012 05:46 PM
I have exactly the same problem. Also (not shown in the video) my simulator will not display the IP Address. Clicking on the icon beside the clock seems to only change the screen colour and NOT display the IP address. Is there someway to fix this??
VMware Player version: 4.0.0 build-471780
Host OS version: Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit (Build 7600) 6.1.7600
04-30-2012 12:26 PM
Do your video cards support OpenGL 2.0? Are you using the latest drivers? We recommend a GeForce 8800 GT or later or an ATI Radeon HD 2600 or later.
05-01-2012 06:10 AM - edited 05-01-2012 06:15 AM
It's graphic card problem. I have laptop with integrated Intel GM45 and doesn't work. Even safe mode doesn't work, simulator is not usable.
It's explained here
Can I use the simulator if I don't have the correct graphics card? Safe mode was added to the simulator to support users who do not have a video card that is compatible with VMware. If you do not have a supported graphics card, you can click the simulator before it boots and select BB10DevAlphaSafe as your screen type to continue without supported graphics. While in safe mode, the simulator uses a software implementation of OpenGL ES 1.0/1.1. Any applications that need a software implementation of GLES 2.0 API's will not be able to launch in safe mode. Safe mode can be used for Flash, Android, and Web apps. Safe mode cannot be used for Cascades apps.
05-01-2012 08:43 AM
05-01-2012 09:32 AM
05-01-2012 10:12 AM
The PlayBook itself makes use of OpenGL, so avoiding that in the simulator means it works less like the real device.
Make sure you have the latest drivers for your video card. I've seen where driver upgrades have fixed issues.
If you are going to BlackBerry 10 Jam you could get yourself a BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha. The only other obvious options are a new video card or real BlackBerry PlayBook to test on.
05-01-2012 11:11 AM
05-01-2012 05:55 PM
I assume that you're using laptop with intel hd graphics with oem drivers (provided by laptop manufacturer). Try to update your driver to original, intel one. OEM drivers are not always updated, like mine issued by fujitsu in 2009. Updated it and now all BB simulators(.7971,1.358, BB10 Alpha) that previously didn't worked, now work without problem.
05-05-2012 06:00 PM