I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with Kernel 3.13.0-40-generic 64-bit and a AMD Radeon HD 7450 and default xorg-radeon driver.
While using Workstation 10 with Windows 7 guest anything inclusive 3D acceleration works fine.
After upgrading to Workstation 11 the 3D acceleration stopped working - WS11 says the host system has no 3D functionality, whis is not true.. There was no other change made by me.
A downgrade to WS10 and it works again like a charme.
So how can I get 3D acceleration back working in Workstation 11?
TIA and HAND.
I'm running Ubuntu 14.10, and did have some issues with 11 and the xorg drivers.
Chick the file ~/.vmware/preferences - is the line "mks.gl.allowBlacklistedDrivers = TRUE" present, or set to FALSE?
When I use the stock drivers, my system freezes completely - required a power-button reset. I switched to the oibaf drivers from launchpad, and the system does work in 3D although it does not seem as smooth as workstation 10
$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: LinuxMint
Description: Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca
$ uname -a
Linux ewqlovwsrndtb03 3.13.0-37-generic #64-Ubuntu SMP Mon Sep 22 21:28:38 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Guest: Windows 7 32 or 64, vmware tools for Windows v 9.9.2 build-2496486
VMware Workstation 11.1.0 build 2496824
Selecting VM Settings > Display > 3D Graphics > Accelerate 3D graphics brings the guest to a crawl and saturates at least one CPU core.
VMware: YOU BROKE SOMETHING!