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Dwaine, can you post this with some details in the VMware Fusion community forum so that we can help you diagnose it? http://www.vmware.com/go/fusionforums
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@Gregor: yes. 10.5.8 is _the_ fix :) Your ATI graphics should work again with VMware Fusion 2 and OS X 10.5.8. Watch for a new blog post here soon.
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@Derek, the best place to ask and get help on issues like this, is the VMware Fusion community forum: http://www.vmware.com/go/fusionforums
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@Joshua: thanks for the kind words. We wanted your Mac to run cooler :) Snapshots are stored inside the virtual machine package itself. Read this blog post to learn more about snapshots: http://blogs.vmware.com/teamfusion/2008/11/vmware-fusion-3.html
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@Chris Pittman: the issue is with the ATI drivers in Mac OS X 10.5.7, so even if you run an older version of VMware Fusion, you may still run into 3D issues. VMware Fusion 2.0.5 temporarily disables 3D acceleration in the virtual machines if it detects the combination of ATI-based Mac and OS X 10.5.7. @Sam: my other blog post explains why Windows requires activation when you use Boot Camp partition: http://blogs.vmware.com/teamfusion/2009/03/take-control-of-vmware-fusion-2-series-windows-activation.html As long as you install VMware Tools, you only need to activate your Boot Camp Windows once each in Boot Camp native and Boot Camp virtual machine. @Blake: VMware Fusion 2.0.5 is a free upgrade for all existing customers.
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hi ChrisC: there can be several causes of this. But it is most likely a Windows specific problem. I would do a Google search on "ntoskrnl.exe" to start with. -David
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@Boz: yes, in the product: Help > Send Feedback. Also check out our forum: Help > Discussion Forums. -David
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Ian, Howard, DiscoDamon: the fix has to go into the ATI driver and likely will be released in form of an update from Apple/ATI. Please be assured that this is actively being worked on. We will let you know here on the blog when a fix becomes available. -David
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Hi Nik, I would suggest posting your question in the Fusion community forum where many power users and VMware employees frequent: http://communities.vmware.com/community/vmtn/desktop/fusion
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Kyle: 2.0.4 is the latest version. You can download it here: http://www.vmware.com/download/fusion/
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Marcel, may I suggest posting your issue on the VMware Fusion community forum? You will likely get better help from other VMware Fusion users and often VMware engineers in the forum: http://communities.vmware.com/community/vmtn/desktop/fusion
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Larry: as far as we know, the ATI driver bug only affects 3D functionality. So if your Windows application does not use 3D, or if you turn off the 3D setting, VMware Fusion should run fine under 10.5.7. For a more technical discussion, check out this VMware Fusion forum thread http://communities.vmware.com/thread/209752?tstart=0
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John: unfortunately, there is no easy way to uninstall an OS X update as far as I know. The best place to check is of course Apple. But I think you would have to reinstall 10.5 and then apply the 10.5.6 combo update (and please back up your data before doing any of these). -David
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Oliver: all ATI-based systems are affected. Please either not upgrade, or upgrade to 10.5.7 and disable 3D in VMware Fusion (in Virtual Machine > Settings).
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Aric, Yes, Time Machine does back up virtual machines created by VMware Fusion 2, as long as you set up Time Machine backup to include your ~/Documents folder.
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