Mac update has 3D issues with VMware Fusion, ATI card
Maybe it needs some of those special glasses
Mac users have been told not to install Apple’s latest update to OS X 10.5.7 if they are running VMware Fusion on a Mac that comes loaded with an ATI video card.
VMware Fusion is used to run virtual Windows operating systems. When it is used on a Mac Pro or iMac that has an ATI video card with 3D graphics enabled, the OS X 10.5.7 update is causing system crashes, slow performance and incorrect rendering.
Nvidia-equipped Macs are not affected by the glitch.
Apple and ATI are aware of the problem are working on a fix. In the meantime, users are required to disable 3D acceleration for any Windows apps.
“The ATI driver issue only affects 3D functionality in VMware Fusion. If your Windows applications do not need 3D, it will run just fine under VMware Fusion on Mac OS X 10.5.7,” said VMware in a blog post.
When version 10.5.6 came out in December last year, cockups with the update surfaced immediately. ®
No problems.... but then again I've got an nvidia gpu.... :S
No problems for me with VMware + Leopard update. And I never have any problems with Spaces + VMWare.
Well I must be one of the lucky ones! I have that ATI spec kit with VMF and XP VM is working fine. My kids games are working fine and believe me when your kids can't do something they let everyone know about it!!!
blah blah blah
curious that when redmond brings out an upgrade that breaks an application they are mercilessly slated for not writing code compatible with a gazillion pieces of hardware + software combos, but apple has such a limited combination of hardware/software configs you'd expect them to get it right, n'est pas?
and let's be fair presumably it did 'just work' prior to the upgrade?
Sorry - my explaination of the problem was more ranty than clear, it's the mac side of window management that's broke, minimise buttons never come back after you run full screen in VMWare... here's the thread I found when I was trying to find a solution to the problem when I got it:
According to the more recent posts, the problem is shown with most applications that run in full screen mode under spaces now... been over a year, several Apple updates, and not a solution. Ah well.. :(