MacOS Catalina issues

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Guest OS Discussion' started by Mark34, Jul 3, 2019.

  1. Mark34

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    I was able to get Catalina working in a VM but I am having a few issues:
    1. Network connection has to be enabled each time to access the internet
    2. Cannot move anything around on the desktop, windows won't budge, icons won't move.
    3. Can run some programs but the one I wanted to test, ArtStudio Pro, always crashes, have tried several different configuration settings to memory and graphics. Note that ArtStudio Pro did not work when I had 10.14 as the VM before I updated to the beta.
    4. Memory allocation for Graphics is stuck at 256mb in the Mac VM even though I have set it higher in the configuration.
    5. iMovie is not in the App Store (yet) so I was able to copy it over from my Mac but won't run as the graphic settings are not sufficient.

    I would be interested in other people's experiences with Catalina and any solutions.
    Public Beta 3 will be released tomorrow so will see if it makes any difference.
     
  2. Mark34

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    The problem with the mouse has been slightly fixed by getting it to connect to a usb mouse but the cursor disappears at random times, though it can move windows around.
    iMovie is now back in the App Store for Catalina.
     
  3. Mark34

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    Mouse problem fixed by setting Mouse configuration to 'optimise for games', as stated in the knowledge base.
     
  4. MarkusW2

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    I confirm that I have the same problem with the network connection. Each time, I have to disable and re-enable it. I hope this will be fixed shortly
     
  5. Frederic Puhan

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    I created a Catalina beta (19A512f) VM using PDM 14.1.3 (45485) on a 2017 MacBook Pro 13" (16GB, 3.5GHz i7 CPU, 1 TB SSD, TouchBar, 4 Thunderbolt ports). I used settings of 2 CPU, 4GB RAM, 64GB HDD, Shared Home Folder. I have the same issue with the network not connecting, which is solved by toggling the setting in Parallels. What I don't know at this point is what is an Apple issue and what may be an inconsistency between the beta and Parallels. Thus, I'm hesitant to open any feedback reports.

    For example, on my MacBook Pro, when I hold down the Option key when selecting from the Apple menu, the ellipsis entries are toggled (e., Shutdown, Restart). In the Catalina beta, this behavior is different, as it requires multiple mouse presses (the option works, but doesn't toggle without multiple key presses/mouse clicks). I left the "Auto-detect for games" setting in PDM's hardware, and have never needed to change that for other OS VMs. Is this an Apple bug/feature or a PDM issue.

    I'd like to participate in the Apple beta public feedback but since I'm not running on a dedicated Mac, I'm not sure this was a wise choice.
     
  6. Lee4

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    "as stated in the knowledge base."

    Do you have a link to this?
     
  7. homepup

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  9. Filip10

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    I have a Mac Pro 5,1 that doesn't run Catalina native. I am running Mojave. Can I run Catalina in a Parallels desktop VM? I bought Parallels 15 Pro.
     
  10. DashtonP

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    Yes :)
     
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  11. RobR2

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    Have installed today latest Catalina Public Beta in Parallels Desktop 15 VM. Installation went smoothly.

    However the Touch ID and Apple Wallet are missing from system preferences and from spotlight. It's as if Catalina is not recognising that I have a touch-bar model.

    I have a 2018 13"MBP with Touch Bar and 4 thunderbolt 3 ports.

    Wallet and Touch ID work fine on Mojave with normal HD start in normal environment
     

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