How to fix 3d rendering for a Windows guest in VMWare Workstation 11 Ubuntu 14.10 host

How to fix 3d rendering for a Windows guest in VMWare Workstation 11 Ubuntu 14.10 host

Hi all!

Getting a message when you start your Windows guest in VMWare Workstation 11 hosted by Ubuntu 14.10?

I was, and I had a little trouble finding a fix, until finally it worked!  it’s simply a matter of upgrading to the latest OpenGL drivers in Ubuntu.

To install open a terminal window and enter
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
To remove, you can use ppa-purge
sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
sudo ppa-purge ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers

Now when you start your Windows guest, it should no longer complain about 3D acceleration!

That’s it!  If you have any questions or comments, feel free to reply!

Author: averyfreeman

Recovering zfs evangelist. Random tech tip disseminator. React/Next.JS site developer, but currently only in spare time. Previously resided: Oakland, SF, Tokyo. Now near Seattle, loving vote by mail.

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