[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.


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