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    Display Issues with Yosemite

    nthebay Novice

      I just did a clean install of Yosemite, and installed the latest release of Fusion, however, I am unable to use multiple displays in fullscreen or unity mode.  My VM is running Windows 7.  When I select "Use all displays in full screen" and enter full screen mode my monitors are all mirrored.  I have tried rebooting the VM and host machine several times as well as reinstalling VMware tools to no avail.  I also tried creating a brand new VM with a fresh install of Windows 7 but got the same result.  When trying to enter unity mode I receive a message "Display configuration is not supported.  For best compatibility, shut down the virtual machine, upgrade the virtual hardware compatibility to the latest version, and ensure that VMware Tools are up to date."  I receive this message on both my new VM and imported one.  Compatibility mode is already at 11 and VMware tools is up to date.

       

      Has anyone else encountered this?

        • 1. Re: Display Issues with Yosemite
          Enthusiast

          Hi nthebay,

           

          Thx for using Fusion.

          Do you use Fusion 7 Tech Preview build or Fusion 7 GA build? Pls let me know the Fusion build number.

          And what kind of OS do you use? How many external monitors do you connect? For now, we just can support three displays including main display.

          Pls also attach the display topology, it can be got from Apple -> System Preference -> Display -> Arrangement.

          • 2. Re: Display Issues with Yosemite
            nthebay Novice

            Hi jcui0122,

             

            I am using the GA release of Fusion 7 (Version 7.0.0 - 213067) as well as the GA release of OS X Yosemite.  I have three displays including the main display that are connected via Thunderbolt.  This is the exact same setup I was running with OS X Mavericks and VMware Fusion without an issue.  I participated in the tech preview build of fusion 7 and ran it with the public beta of Yosemite and had no display issues.    I did a fresh install of the GA release of Yosemite and VMWare Fusion 7 but cannot use multiple displays or Unity mode.

            • 3. Re: Display Issues with Yosemite
              Enthusiast

              Hi nthebay,

              There is some code change in this area after Fusion 7 Tech Preview, one big difference is that now we require the guest topology to be correct. So pls let me know your display topology as my above comments, let me check whether we support the guest topology. Thx a lot.

              • 4. Re: Display Issues with Yosemite
                nthebay Novice

                Jcui0122,

                 

                I have attached a screenshot of System Preferences --> Displays --> Arrangement.  Is this the information you need?

                 

                Thank you,

                 

                -Nathan

                • 5. Re: Display Issues with Yosemite
                  Enthusiast

                  Yes, Thx a lot. I think the topology should be supported....

                  Pls let me know your display information, by running below cmd at the terminal of the host, then attach the output here:

                  system_profiler SPDisplaysDataType

                   

                  And pls try to reproduce the problem(enter unity, and get the topology not support msg), and then attach below two logs here?

                  1. /Users/<your user name>/Library/Logs/VMware Fusion/vmware-fusion.log

                  2. Right click your VM, and choose "Show Package Content", then find vmware.log

                   

                  I'll use above information to open a internal bug to get dev's help, Thx a lot for your effort in advance.

                  • 6. Re: Display Issues with Yosemite
                    nthebay Novice

                    Thank you for looking into this!  Please let me know if you need anything else.

                     

                    $ system_profiler SPDisplaysDataType

                    Graphics/Displays:

                     

                        NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M:

                     

                          Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M

                          Type: GPU

                          Bus: PCIe

                          PCIe Lane Width: x16

                          VRAM (Total): 2048 MB

                          Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de)

                          Device ID: 0x119d

                          Revision ID: 0x00a2

                          ROM Revision: 3782

                          Displays:

                            iMac:

                              Display Type: LCD

                              Resolution: 2560 x 1440

                              Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)

                              Main Display: Yes

                              Mirror: Off

                              Online: Yes

                              Built-In: Yes

                            SME2420L:

                              Resolution: 1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz (1080p)

                              Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)

                              Display Serial Number: HTPC301096 

                              Mirror: Off

                              Online: Yes

                              Rotation: Supported

                              Television: Yes

                            Thunderbolt Display:

                              Display Type: LCD

                              Resolution: 2560 x 1440

                              Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)

                              Display Serial Number: C02K622SF2GC

                              Mirror: Off

                              Online: Yes

                              Rotation: Supported

                              Connection Type: DisplayPort

                    • 7. Re: Display Issues with Yosemite
                      tanordheim Lurker

                      Hi!

                       

                      Jumping in on an existing discussion here instead of creating a new one; I updated to VMWare Fusion 7 yesterday, and are having this exact same issue getting Unity mode to work. Checking my logs, I see this:

                       

                      2014-10-21T08:45:51.143+01:00| VMware Fusion| I120: IsTopologySupported: Guest screen size limit: 8192x8192, 2 displays max, bounding box memory limit: 67108864 bytes.

                      2014-10-21T08:45:51.143+01:00| VMware Fusion| I120: IsTopologySupported: The topology has 4 monitors, which exceeds the current limit of 2 monitors.  Returning false and setting powerOffNeeded = true

                       

                      When attempting to go into fullscreen, I get a mirrored configuration on all my displays - and Windows only sees one screen. In addition the resolution is way off, so in addition everything looks horrendous.

                       

                      My topology consists of the laptop screen (MBP Retina), two 24" screens and one 21" screen in non-mirrored mode. This used to work just fine in VMWare Fusion 6, and after updating I'm forced into doing my Windows-work (which is a big chunk of my workday) inside a single window on a single desktop. Having a limit of two monitors supported in a topology seems mindblowing, I hope there are imminent plans to increase this? Having two external monitors hooked up to a laptop cannot be a weird use-case, there are three display ports on a MBP. I really hope there is a quick solution to this, because at the moment I'm regretting the upgrade.

                      • 8. Re: Display Issues with Yosemite
                        tanordheim Lurker

                        The solution outlined at http://www.jonathanmedd.net/2014/03/using-more-than-one-external-monitor-in-vmware-fusion-6.html allows me to use all 4 displays in proper fullscreen at least, so it's possible to make this work until a better solution is in place by VMWare.

                        • 9. Re: Display Issues with Yosemite
                          michaelprescott Novice

                          Similar situation here.  I use Windows 8.1 Pro for development, running within VMWare Professional Version 7.0.0 (2103067) on a Macbook Pro Retina 15-inch, Late 2013 with 2 external monitors connected via min-display adapters through Thunderbolt ports.  I updated from Mavericks 10.9.5 to Yosemite and at the same time updated to the latest VMWare Professional.   I the View menu item for VMware used to say, "Use multiple displays for Full Screen" and now says "Use Single Display in FullScreen".  Checking it causes Windows to mirror across monitors instead of extending like the previous behavior.    Unity also fails as others noted.  A quick fix for this would be greatly appreciated.

                          • 10. Re: Display Issues with Yosemite
                            Enthusiast

                            Hi nthebay,

                            Have you ever try plug external monitors out, power off the VM (not suspend, but a full shutdown), restart Fusion, then plug external monitors, enter into unity again? Will that work?

                            And I've open an internal bug for this, fyi.

                            Thx a lot & Nice day.

                            • 11. Re: Display Issues with Yosemite
                              tanordheim Lurker

                              I attempted this now (same issue as nthebay), and it seems to allow Unity mode - and seems to be a good workaround for now.

                               

                              Thanks.

                              • 12. Re: Display Issues with Yosemite
                                Enthusiast

                                Great to know! Thx a lot for your trying.

                                • 13. Re: Display Issues with Yosemite
                                  michaelprescott Novice

                                  I also tried that last recommendation.  Neither multiple displays nor Unity work on my system.

                                   

                                  Here's a shot of my VM and host configuration/layout:

                                  2014-10-30_20-43-49.png

                                  Oh, and I received an update for VMware Fusion, so I'm now at 7.0.1 (2235595)

                                  • 14. Re: Display Issues with Yosemite
                                    michaelprescott Novice

                                    Nothing new to add, just digging.  This bug has ruined my productivity by constraining me to a single display.  Does anyone know if there are beta versions of Fusion, which have a fix?

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