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Unity mode still doesn't work in VMWare Fusion?

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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This solved my problem, thank you!

Michael

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