[vbox-dev] VirtualBox without 3D acceleration enabled vs self compiled Mesa

Michael Thayer michael.thayer at oracle.com
Wed Apr 24 02:42:12 PDT 2013


Hello Divick,

On 24/04/13 11:38, Divick Kishore wrote:
>> The VMWare SVGA3D driver is based on the Gallium3D driver framework (and
>> comes as part of the Mesa driver collection), whereas the VirtualBox 3D
>> driver is based on the Chromium OpenGL proxy tool.  I don't think that has
>> changed for either from first release until now.
>
> So essentially there are two ways of achieving 3D acceleration on
> Virtual Box? One via the SVGA3D drivers which probably provide access
> to GPU and other via Chromium?
No, the SVGA3D drivers currently only work with VMWare.  As long as you 
are using VirtualBox you will have to stick to the Chromium drivers.

Regards,

Michael
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