[vbox-dev] How to use 3D function?

Klaus Espenlaub klaus.espenlaub at oracle.com
Mon Nov 4 13:00:51 UTC 2013


On 04.11.2013 04:46, hackxay wrote:
> Hi,I have a problem.
> Now I want to use the 3D function.
> And I have installed the nVidia Driver.
> But there is a errer when I start the vm using command:
> VBoxManage modifyvm xp --vrde on \
> --vrdeaddress "" \
> --vrdemulticon on --vrdereusecon on \
> --vrdevideochannel on \
> --vrdevideochannelquality 90 \
> --vrdeproperty VNCPassword=111111 \
> --accelerate3d on
> VBoxManage startvm xp --type headless.
> the error is here:
> VBoxManage: error: This VM was configured to use 3D acceleration.
> However, the 3D support of the host is not working properly and the VM
> cannot be started. To fix this problem, either fix the host 3D support
> (update the host graphics driver?) or disable 3D acceleration in the VM
> VBoxManage: error: Details: code NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005),
> component Console, interface IConsole

You're trying to use 3D with a headless VM on some non-Windows OS, 
without saying what your host OS is. So it's impossible to help, because 
3D is heavily host OS dependent, especially for headless VMs. Also you 
didn't say which VirtualBox version you're using, as this isn't an 
official feature in any release, but will most likely work with 4.3.2.


> thank you.

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