I just installed Debian 7.4 in a VMware machine. On first boot, it gave me the following error:
GNOME 3 Failed to Load Unfortunately GNOME 3 failed to start properly and started in the fallback mode. This most likely means your systeam (graphics hardware or driver) is not capable of delivering the full GNOME 3 experience.
Then, I noticed that 3D acceleration was disabled in my VM settings, so I enabled it and restarted the VM. I still got the same error.
I noticed that the default resolution was 800x600 for some reason, so I increased that and rebooted. This time, I didn't get the error, but I still don't see GNOME 3.
What am I doing wrong and how can I fix all this and get GNOME working under VMware?
I am running this on a mid-2011 iMac with an AMD/ATi Radeon HD 6750M 512MB and 16GB of system RAM, so it certainly can't be due to the host system limitations.