[vbox-dev] Enabling 3D acceleration with VBoxOGL and VBoxECL

Michael Thayer michael.thayer at oracle.com
Sun Feb 19 19:39:14 GMT 2017

Hello Larry,

17.02.2017 22:50, Larry Finger wrote:
> An openSUSE user has filed a bug regarding the lack of 3D acceleration
> in guests. I have followed the various discussions regarding this issue
> and I now have most of the parts in our guest packages. My main
> remaining problem is that "/usr/bin/VBoxClient --check3d" returns
> nothing. For my current testing, I have removed that test from my
> vboxadd shell, but I will need to solve the problem before I can push
> the changes.
> I looked at the VBoxClient code, but quickly got lost. What are the
> requirements for a non-NULL response for the command?

Don't know if this is confusing, but the command returns true or false, 
as in "if /usr/bin/VBoxClient --check3d; then" in a shell script.  In 
that case VBoxOGL.so and VBoxEGL.so should be set up to replace the 
default Mesa libOGL.so.* and libEGL.so.*.  Our installer uses 
ld.so.conf.d for this.


> Thanks,
> Larry
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