0 Replies Latest reply on Sep 30, 2017 2:41 PM by tasikas

    Solution for Hardware graphics acceleration and No 3D support errors on linux

    tasikas Novice

      I think for those who searched for it they found it, but in case someone missed  would like to share how I worked around when  Workstation Pro not allow 3D acceleration for guest machines.

      I'm running Intel i7, AMD HD6450, openSUSE Leap 42.3 with out from the box AMD graphic drivers, kernel 4.4.87-25-default, VMware Workstation Pro12.5.7 build-5813279.
      Messages like:

      "Hardware graphics acceleration is not available.

      As a result, this virtual machine may experience very low graphics performance. Follow the instructions provided by your graphics card vendor or Linux distribution in order to update your computer's OpenGL drivers."


      "No 3D support is available from the host.

      The 3D features of the virtual machine will be disabled."


      Solution listed here drivers - No 3d support is available from the host, on all VMware guests - Ask Ubuntu

      After editing and adding a line mks.gl.allowBlacklistedDrivers = "TRUE" in the VM's .vmx file. No more such a error messages pop up when starting VMs. I seen in some posts that some folks have problems with it and VMs freezing, but not in my case.


      P.s. also I'm creating this post to log my personal problem solving.