Fix "No 3D support is available from the host" on VMware Workstation Pro or Player 12.5.2

Shahriar Shovon

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To fix this issue, simple follow the steps below.

Open the VMware Preference File:

Run the following command to open the vmware preference file. gedit $HOME/.vmware/preferences

Add 3D support in the Preference File:

Now in the end of this file, add the following line. = "TRUE" Save the file. Now close the VMware program and re-open it. It shouldn't complain "No 3D support is available from the host" anymore.

References: Tested on: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Software Package: VMware Workstation Pro 12.5.2 build-4638234