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
Mh, mks.gl.allowBlacklistedDrivers isn't at all in my preferences files.
I give it a try.
But even if it is, I don't change it when I upgrade to WS11.
$ 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!