The virtual machine boots in the black screen or flickers on a Mac with a 5k display

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Symptoms

Cause

Lack of video memory.

Resolution

You need to increase the virtual machine's video memory:

  1. Shut down the virtual machine.
  2. Open the virtual machine configuration > switch to the Hardware tab > select the Video (Graphics) option in the left pane.
  3. In the right pane, increase the video memory to 768 MB.

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