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PlayBook simulator included in WebWorks SDK for Mac will not start up

Hi, I've downloaded and installed the BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for Tablet OS for Mac from http://us.blackberry.com/developers/tablet/webworks.jsp . I have VMWare Fusion 3.1.2 installed. I have used the .iso installer from beta3 to create a VM, and it ran fine. Opening the bbwp/blackberry-tablet-sdk/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-1.0.1/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator.vmx file loads VMWare Fusion and adds a virtual machine named "BlackBerry PlayBook Simulator" to my VM library. When I try to "power on" the VM, nothing happens. The power appears to be on for two seconds, and the VM shuts off. I can't find any log lines in Console.app. the "Virtual Machine" -> "Force Start Up" menu doesn't help either. I'm downloading the stand-alone "BlackBerry PlayBook Simulator for Mac", which is also labeled v1.0.1, but I am not hopeful if it is delivered as a set of VMware files. Please don't make me run the PlayBook simulator inside of a Windows XP VM!
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Re: PlayBook simulator included in WebWorks SDK for Mac will not start up

[ Edited ]

<replaced with a better Rich Text version below>

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Re: PlayBook simulator included in WebWorks SDK for Mac will not start up

Wow, I am having no luck with "Rich Text" bodies.
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Re: PlayBook simulator included in WebWorks SDK for Mac will not start up

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<still having rich text problems>

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Re: PlayBook simulator included in WebWorks SDK for Mac will not start up

OK, I guess Rich Text is broken in Firefox 4. Let's try Chrome.

 

 

Apr 21 00:06:12.628: vmfusion| /vm/#2b60a05ac41daeda/: VMHSVMCbPower: Setting state of VM to powerOn with option hard
Apr 21 00:06:12.628: vmfusion| /Users/jason/BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for TabletOS2.0.0.4/bbwp/blackberry-tablet-sdk/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-1.0.1/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator.vmx: VMHS: Exec()'ing /Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/vmware-vmx.
Apr 21 00:06:12.733: vmfusion| /Users/jason/BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for TabletOS2.0.0.4/bbwp/blackberry-tablet-sdk/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-1.0.1/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator.vmx: Mounting virtual machine paths on connection: /db/connection/#127/.
Apr 21 00:06:12.794: vmfusion| /Users/jason/BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for TabletOS2.0.0.4/bbwp/blackberry-tablet-sdk/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-1.0.1/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator.vmx: Mount VM completion for vm.
Apr 21 00:06:12.795: vmfusion| /Users/jason/BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for TabletOS2.0.0.4/bbwp/blackberry-tablet-sdk/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-1.0.1/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator.vmx: Mount VM Complete: OK
Apr 21 00:06:13.538: vmfusion| vmdbPipe_Streams Couldn't read: OVL_STATUS_EOF
Apr 21 00:06:13.689: vmfusion| /Users/jason/BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for TabletOS2.0.0.4/bbwp/blackberry-tablet-sdk/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-1.0.1/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator.vmx: VMX status has been set.
Apr 21 00:06:13.689: vmfusion| /Users/jason/BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for TabletOS2.0.0.4/bbwp/blackberry-tablet-sdk/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-1.0.1/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator.vmx: Disconnect check in progress.
Apr 21 00:06:13.689: vmfusion| /Users/jason/BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for TabletOS2.0.0.4/bbwp/blackberry-tablet-sdk/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-1.0.1/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator.vmx: Unmounting the vm. 
Apr 21 00:06:13.690: vmfusion| /Users/jason/BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for TabletOS2.0.0.4/bbwp/blackberry-tablet-sdk/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-1.0.1/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator.vmx: VMDB unmount initiated.
Apr 21 00:06:13.690: vmfusion| /Users/jason/BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for TabletOS2.0.0.4/bbwp/blackberry-tablet-sdk/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-1.0.1/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator.vmx: Unmounting VM complete.
Apr 21 00:06:13.690: vmfusion| /Users/jason/BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for TabletOS2.0.0.4/bbwp/blackberry-tablet-sdk/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-1.0.1/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator.vmx: Pending unmount, deferring cleanup of "/vm/#2b60a05ac41daeda/vmx/execState/req/#124/".
Apr 21 00:06:13.706: vmfusion| Internal VMDB error: Message has already been displayed
Apr 21 00:06:13.724: vmfusion| /Users/jason/BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for TabletOS2.0.0.4/bbwp/blackberry-tablet-sdk/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-1.0.1/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator.vmx: Mount state values have changed.
Apr 21 00:06:13.724: vmfusion| /Users/jason/BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for TabletOS2.0.0.4/bbwp/blackberry-tablet-sdk/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-1.0.1/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator.vmx: Mount state values have changed.
Apr 21 00:06:13.724: vmfusion| /Users/jason/BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for TabletOS2.0.0.4/bbwp/blackberry-tablet-sdk/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-1.0.1/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator.vmx: Reloading config state.
Apr 21 00:06:13.749: vmfusion| VMHS: Transitioned vmx/execState/val to poweredOff
Apr 21 00:06:14.231: vmfusion| Setting power state poweredOff (reported)

Apr 21 00:06:12.628: vmfusion| /vm/#2b60a05ac41daeda/: VMHSVMCbPower: Setting state of VM to powerOn with option hardApr 21 00:06:12.628: vmfusion| /Users/jason/BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for TabletOS2.0.0.4/bbwp/blackberry-tablet-sdk/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-1.0.1/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator.vmx: VMHS: Exec()'ing /Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/vmware-vmx.Apr 21 00:06:12.733: vmfusion| /Users/jason/BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for TabletOS2.0.0.4/bbwp/blackberry-tablet-sdk/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-1.0.1/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator.vmx: Mounting virtual machine paths on connection: /db/connection/#127/.Apr 21 00:06:12.794: vmfusion| /Users/jason/BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for TabletOS2.0.0.4/bbwp/blackberry-tablet-sdk/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-1.0.1/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator.vmx: Mount VM completion for vm.Apr 21 00:06:12.795: vmfusion| /Users/jason/BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for TabletOS2.0.0.4/bbwp/blackberry-tablet-sdk/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-1.0.1/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator.vmx: Mount VM Complete: OKApr 21 00:06:13.538: vmfusion| vmdbPipe_Streams Couldn't read: OVL_STATUS_EOFApr 21 00:06:13.689: vmfusion| /Users/jason/BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for TabletOS2.0.0.4/bbwp/blackberry-tablet-sdk/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-1.0.1/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator.vmx: VMX status has been set.Apr 21 00:06:13.689: vmfusion| /Users/jason/BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for TabletOS2.0.0.4/bbwp/blackberry-tablet-sdk/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-1.0.1/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator.vmx: Disconnect check in progress.Apr 21 00:06:13.689: vmfusion| /Users/jason/BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for TabletOS2.0.0.4/bbwp/blackberry-tablet-sdk/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-1.0.1/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator.vmx: Unmounting the vm. Apr 21 00:06:13.690: vmfusion| /Users/jason/BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for TabletOS2.0.0.4/bbwp/blackberry-tablet-sdk/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-1.0.1/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator.vmx: VMDB unmount initiated.Apr 21 00:06:13.690: vmfusion| /Users/jason/BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for TabletOS2.0.0.4/bbwp/blackberry-tablet-sdk/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-1.0.1/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator.vmx: Unmounting VM complete.Apr 21 00:06:13.690: vmfusion| /Users/jason/BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for TabletOS2.0.0.4/bbwp/blackberry-tablet-sdk/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-1.0.1/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator.vmx: Pending unmount, deferring cleanup of "/vm/#2b60a05ac41daeda/vmx/execState/req/#124/".Apr 21 00:06:13.706: vmfusion| Internal VMDB error: Message has already been displayedApr 21 00:06:13.724: vmfusion| /Users/jason/BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for TabletOS2.0.0.4/bbwp/blackberry-tablet-sdk/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-1.0.1/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator.vmx: Mount state values have changed.Apr 21 00:06:13.724: vmfusion| /Users/jason/BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for TabletOS2.0.0.4/bbwp/blackberry-tablet-sdk/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-1.0.1/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator.vmx: Mount state values have changed.Apr 21 00:06:13.724: vmfusion| /Users/jason/BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for TabletOS2.0.0.4/bbwp/blackberry-tablet-sdk/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-1.0.1/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator.vmx: Reloading config state.Apr 21 00:06:13.749: vmfusion| VMHS: Transitioned vmx/execState/val to poweredOffApr 21 00:06:14.231: vmfusion| Setting power state poweredOff (reported)

 

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Registered: ‎03-23-2011
My Device: BlackBerry 9700
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: PlayBook simulator included in WebWorks SDK for Mac will not start up

Hi jaschroe,

Thanks for providing the log! Based on it we believe that you installed the SDK as a non-root user. Try copying the simulator folder to a new folder and try again from this new folder.

We believe that the issue you are seeing is a result of Mac OS file system permissions. The installer will install the VMware files as belonging to "root" so if you are a non-root user you will need to copy this folder to a new folder which will then have full permission.

Hope that helps!

 

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Re: PlayBook simulator included in WebWorks SDK for Mac will not start up

Hi Kwhatmough,

 

Thanks for the reply. I have deleted my installation and installed again. Here are the permissions for the BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-1.0.1 folder:

 

 

jaschroe:BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-1.0.1 jason$ pwd

/Users/jason/BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for TabletOS 2.0.0.4/bbwp/blackberry-tablet-sdk/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-1.0.1

jaschroe:BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-1.0.1 jason$ ls -l

total 523824

-rwxrwxr-x@ 1 root  admin  258473984 Apr 21 08:10 BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-s001.vmdk

-rwxrwxr-x@ 1 root  admin    1048576 Apr 21 08:10 BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-s002.vmdk

-rwxrwxr-x@ 1 root  admin      65536 Apr 21 08:10 BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-s003.vmdk

-rwxrwxr-x@ 1 root  admin    5373952 Apr 21 08:10 BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-s004.vmdk

-rwxrwxr-x@ 1 root  admin    3145728 Apr 21 08:10 BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-s005.vmdk

-rwxrwxr-x@ 1 root  admin      65536 Apr 21 08:10 BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-s006.vmdk

-rwxrwxr-x  1 root  admin       8684 Apr 14 14:15 BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator.nvram

-rwxrwxr-x@ 1 root  admin        784 Apr 14 14:14 BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator.vmdk

-rwxrwxr-x@ 1 root  admin          0 Jun 22  2010 BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator.vmsd

-rwxrwxr-x@ 1 root  admin       1839 Apr 14 14:15 BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator.vmx

-rwxrwxr-x@ 1 root  admin        282 Apr  1 07:40 BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator.vmxf

jaschroe:BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-1.0.1 jason$ 

 

 

 

Here is my VMWare Fusion log this morning:

 

 

Apr 21 08:10:14.318: vmfusion| /vm/#aca9fbee9406996d/: VMHSVMCbPower: Setting state of VM to powerOn with option hard
Apr 21 08:10:14.318: vmfusion| /Users/jason/BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for TabletOS 2.0.0.4/bbwp/blackberry-tablet-sdk/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-1.0.1/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator.vmx: VMHS: Exec()'ing /Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/vmware-vmx.
Apr 21 08:10:17.165: vmfusion| /Users/jason/BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for TabletOS 2.0.0.4/bbwp/blackberry-tablet-sdk/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-1.0.1/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator.vmx: Mounting virtual machine paths on connection: /db/connection/#15f/.
Apr 21 08:10:17.251: vmfusion| /Users/jason/BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for TabletOS 2.0.0.4/bbwp/blackberry-tablet-sdk/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-1.0.1/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator.vmx: Mount VM completion for vm.
Apr 21 08:10:17.253: vmfusion| /Users/jason/BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for TabletOS 2.0.0.4/bbwp/blackberry-tablet-sdk/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-1.0.1/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator.vmx: Mount VM Complete: OK
Apr 21 08:10:19.176: vmfusion| vmdbPipe_Streams Couldn't read: OVL_STATUS_EOF
Apr 21 08:10:19.330: vmfusion| /Users/jason/BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for TabletOS 2.0.0.4/bbwp/blackberry-tablet-sdk/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-1.0.1/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator.vmx: VMX status has been set.
Apr 21 08:10:19.330: vmfusion| /Users/jason/BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for TabletOS 2.0.0.4/bbwp/blackberry-tablet-sdk/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-1.0.1/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator.vmx: Disconnect check in progress.
Apr 21 08:10:19.330: vmfusion| /Users/jason/BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for TabletOS 2.0.0.4/bbwp/blackberry-tablet-sdk/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-1.0.1/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator.vmx: Unmounting the vm. 
Apr 21 08:10:19.330: vmfusion| /Users/jason/BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for TabletOS 2.0.0.4/bbwp/blackberry-tablet-sdk/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-1.0.1/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator.vmx: VMDB unmount initiated.
Apr 21 08:10:19.330: vmfusion| /Users/jason/BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for TabletOS 2.0.0.4/bbwp/blackberry-tablet-sdk/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-1.0.1/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator.vmx: Unmounting VM complete.
Apr 21 08:10:19.330: vmfusion| /Users/jason/BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for TabletOS 2.0.0.4/bbwp/blackberry-tablet-sdk/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-1.0.1/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator.vmx: Pending unmount, deferring cleanup of "/vm/#aca9fbee9406996d/vmx/execState/req/#152/".
Apr 21 08:10:19.347: vmfusion| Internal VMDB error: Message has already been displayed
Apr 21 08:10:19.364: vmfusion| /Users/jason/BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for TabletOS 2.0.0.4/bbwp/blackberry-tablet-sdk/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-1.0.1/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator.vmx: Mount state values have changed.
Apr 21 08:10:19.365: vmfusion| /Users/jason/BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for TabletOS 2.0.0.4/bbwp/blackberry-tablet-sdk/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-1.0.1/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator.vmx: Mount state values have changed.
Apr 21 08:10:19.365: vmfusion| /Users/jason/BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for TabletOS 2.0.0.4/bbwp/blackberry-tablet-sdk/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-1.0.1/BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator.vmx: Reloading config state.
Apr 21 08:10:19.395: vmfusion| VMHS: Transitioned vmx/execState/val to poweredOff
Apr 21 08:10:19.988: vmfusion| Setting power state poweredOff (reported)
It seems to be the same result. Thanks for any additional suggestions you have!
-jaschroe

 

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Registered: ‎03-23-2011
My Device: BlackBerry 9700
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Re: PlayBook simulator included in WebWorks SDK for Mac will not start up

Hi jaschroe,

Try manually copying the BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-1.0.1 folder to another location on your Mac, and then try opening that copy of the VMX file in VMware Fusion. (No need to re-install).

 

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Re: PlayBook simulator included in WebWorks SDK for Mac will not start up

I don't know how or why, but it works! I moved it to ~/Downloads and it ran like a champ. Thanks!