4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 13, 2015 9:51 AM by mprogers

    Unity mode still doesn't work in VMWare Fusion?

    mprogers Novice

      Hi, All:

       

      I'm running VMWare Fusion (Professional Version 7.1.0 (2314774)) on Yosemite (10.10.2) and whenever I try to switch to Unity mode, get this helpful message:

       

      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've done the first part, don't understand the second part, and when I tried repairing VMWare Tools and restarting ... that didn't help either.

       

      Any ideas?  I really miss Unity mode...

       

      Thanks,

       

      Michael

        • 1. Re: Unity mode still doesn't work in VMWare Fusion?
          Enthusiast

          Hi mprogers,

           

          Thx for using Fusion!

           

          About "Upgrade thte virtual hardware compatibility to the latest version", you can update it at VM settings -> Compatibility, latest version is hardware 11, you can click upgrade button to update if you're not up to date.

           

          And if that doesn't help, could you pls let me know what is the OS of your VM? And pls also run the command which can give display information and paste the output here:

             system_profiler SPDisplaysDataType

          • 2. Re: Unity mode still doesn't work in VMWare Fusion?
            mprogers Novice

            Thanks for willing to help!

             

            I seem to be at version 11, and the information from the system_profiler is as follows:

             

              Intel HD Graphics 4000:

             

                  Chipset Model: Intel HD Graphics 4000

                  Type: GPU

                  Bus: Built-In

                  VRAM (Dynamic, Max): 1024 MB

                  Vendor: Intel (0x8086)

                  Device ID: 0x0166

                  Revision ID: 0x0009

                  gMux Version: 3.2.19 [3.2.8]

             

                NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M:

             

                  Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M

                  Type: GPU

                  Bus: PCIe

                  PCIe Lane Width: x8

                  VRAM (Total): 1024 MB

                  Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de)

                  Device ID: 0x0fd5

                  Revision ID: 0x00a2

                  ROM Revision: 3688

                  gMux Version: 3.2.19 [3.2.8]

                  Displays:

                    Color LCD:

                      Display Type: Retina LCD

                      Resolution: 2880 x 1800 Retina

                      Retina: Yes

                      Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)

                      Mirror: Off

                      Online: Yes

                      Built-In: Yes

                    Thunderbolt Display:

                      Display Type: LCD

                      Resolution: 2560 x 1440

                      Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)

                      Display Serial Number: C02N27KNF2GC

                      Mirror: Off

                      Online: Yes

                      Rotation: Supported

                      Connection Type: DisplayPort

                    Thunderbolt Display:

                      Display Type: LCD

                      Resolution: 2560 x 1440

                      Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)

                      Display Serial Number: C02JD03HF2GC

                      Main Display: Yes

                      Mirror: Off

                      Online: Yes

                      Rotation: Supported

                      Connection Type: DisplayPort

            • 3. Re: Unity mode still doesn't work in VMWare Fusion?
              Enthusiast

              Hi mprogers,

               

              Your setup has 3 retina displays, could you pls try the solution on the update 5 of this poster VMWare Fusion 7 / 3 displays not supported? to see whether that helps?

              If not, pls attach your /Users/jingwen/Library/Logs/VMware Fusion/vmware-vmfusion.log and vmware.log inside your VM bundle. Thx in advance.

               

              BTW, if your guest OS is windows 10, unity may not work as a known bug.

              • 4. Re: Unity mode still doesn't work in VMWare Fusion?
                mprogers Novice

                This solved my problem, thank you!

                 

                Michael