I have found, in multiple locations, that there is a way to force 3d acceleration into a virtual machine allowing Gnome3 (and even Unity in certain scenarios) to run. I have not been able to make this work at all. I selected the "3D Acceleration" box in both programs but neither will recognize the change. Any ideas? I have to use Win 7 for work but I'm a linux guy so I use dual monitors and have one o/s on each.
Software/Hardware used: VMWare Workstation 7.1, Win 7 64bit, AMD Phenom II N620 Dual-Core Processor 2.80Ghz, 4gb ram, ATI mobility Radeon HD 4250