Ubuntu 11.04 Unity on VMware Fusion

Right, after a lot of unsuccessful googling I came across a solution to the new Linux Ubuntu’s new UI Unity not working in WMware Fusion.

The reason Unity does not work is something to do with the ‘accelerated hardware/graphics’ not being compatible at this moment. And, finally there is a solution to this.

Unity is a 3D UI hence the extra acceleration needed. So.. we can install a 2D version, which from what i understand is completely the same (just without all the whistles and bangs).

First we need to add the 2D repository to our Ubuntu’s software manager. In terminal type:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:unity-2d-team/unity-2d-daily

Then we need to update Ubuntu’s app cache:

sudo apt-get update

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