Husky71
Contributor
Contributor

OpenGL driver problem - My application works in Parallels but not VMWare 7 or 8

I have an engineering program that displays data on a map using OpenGL.  The problem that I am seeing is strange/random lines on the map.  The software vendor has narrowed the problem down to the OpenGL drivers used in VMWare.  The same problem doesn't occur in native Windows or with a VM running on Parallels.

The vendor created a sample test program to help check for the issue.  It is located at www.transfinite.com/maintenancerelease/OpenGLSO.zip

Is there a way to update the OpenGL driver or otherwise configure VMWare to properly display the graphics?

Thanks

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dariusd
Leadership
Leadership

Thanks for reporting this!  I've forwarded your post to our OpenGL experts, and they've reported back that they can reproduce the problem and are working on it.  I don't have a timeline for a fix... but usually the easier it is for us to reproduce a defect, the easier it is for us to find the root cause and fix it, so I expect the vendor's little test program will be of great help.

Cheers,

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Darius

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brianp201110141
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Thanks for the test program.  With it, I isolated the problem and have fixed it in our driver.  If you can email me at brianp@vmware.com I'll send you more details.

-Brian

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Ok, I've been hanging around the forums for a long time, but this thread is just one of the coolest I think I've ever read.  Less than a week from post to fix?

You guys rock!

Husky71
Contributor
Contributor

Thanks Brian,

Email sent.

Looking forward to trying out the fix.

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