This took me quite a while to track this down so I decided to post a quick article on it.
Symptom: Getting page cannot be displayed errors when attempting to access a virtual machine’s (VM) console while using Safari, Firefox, or Chrome on a mac. This only applies for people using the VCSA (VMware vCenter Server Appliance) and running version 5.5.
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After running an update on my Macbook Pro, my linux VMs stopped allowing me to login and would simply crash. I contacted VMware support and they advised that the update, along with Fusion update 5.02, don’t play very well together due to a graphics driver issue. See the short post: http://blogs.vmware.com/teamfusion/2012/11/macbook-air-and-macbook-pro-update-2-0-and-vmware-fusion-5.html.
The workaround requires that you go into Settings > Display and turn off “Accelerate 3D Graphics”. While this fix works just fine, it hampers your ability to work in the Linux VM due to the fact that you can’t resize the VM’s work area.
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In the compatibility war, I’ve come across my first real casualty after my OSX Lion upgrade. What’s strange is this didn’t appear until today, and I’ve been running Lion and Communicator for more than a few weeks now.
The symptom appears to be that when Microsoft Communicator, which is part of the Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 package, attempts to reach out to one of your contacts, by any means from my basic testing (chat, audio, video), Communicator crashes even though it starts up and lets you get that far.
Continue reading Microsoft Office Communicator for Mac 2011 Crashes in OSX Lion – PATCHED!
I’ve been running OSX Lion for a few weeks now and wanted to do a quick review since I’m really enjoying it.
I’ve installed it on a 2010 iMac and a 1st Gen Macbook Air. My experience with the latest rendition of the Mac OS has been 99% joy, which I honestly can’t say about any other OS that I’ve started off with right off the bat. For starters, the OS has been solid on both of the machines that I’m using it on. To be specific, I’ve had to force quit twice, between both machines, since the GM release, one time Safari was the application and the second time it was Steam, and in each case I was pushing the box hard at the time. Lots of applications running and lots of processing. Steam restarted no problem… it’s just Steam. Safari, when I restarted it, remembered every last window I had open, including tabs, sites, and window positions… as is mentioned in the features. Force quit cost me about 30 seconds of time, and I had it all back. Hiccup… no problem.
So before ranting about what I like about the software, I’ll jump right to something that seems to be missing…
Continue reading OSX Lion – Brief Review