VMWare crashes with 3D Accel on latest PPA nvidia driver
Binary package hint: nvidia-current
I'm running VMWare Workstation 7.1.3 build-324285 on Ubuntu Maverick. I use the nvidia-current driver from the x-updates ppa. I'm using a "nVidia Corporation G96 [Quadro FX 580] (rev a1)" video card, according to lspci.
I recently rebooted my computer to take a kernel update. Upon restart, running 2.6.35-25-generic, VMWare would freeze the entire computer just after I typed in my username and password into my Windows 7 VM.
I returned to 2.6.35-24-generic, and VMWare crashed at the same place, but instead threw an error. I have attached the error log.
I then disabled 3D rendering for the VM, and after a reboot (into 2.6.35-25) was able to successfully log in to my VM.
It appears that the most likely culprit is the update to the nvidia drivers that I took from the x-updates ppa recently. I could confirm this if the previous driver were provided to me.
:~$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 10.10
:~$ apt-cache policy nvidia-current