VirtualBox

Ticket #6398 (new defect)

Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

Not accessible video card in Starcraft II

Reported by: karaluh Owned by:
Priority: major Component: 3D support
Version: VirtualBox 3.1.4 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Linux

Description

When trying to run Starcraft II beta I get message saying:

"The videocard is not accessible because another 3D application has exclusive access or the machine was locked. [unimportant part of the message]"

3D support is enabled, guest additions are installed.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by shurafa

I am getting the same error message when running a Windows 7 Guest on an Ubuntu 10.04 Host.

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by merehap

Same problem with Windows XP host on Arch Linux host (up-to-date).

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by slvr42

Has there been any update on this? Ubuntu 10.04 Vbox 3.2.6 Win 7 guest

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by yclian

Read carefully the  VirtualBox documentation:

Direct 3D support in Windows guests. For this to work, the Guest Additions must be installed in Windows "safe mode". Press F8 when the Windows guest is booting and select "Safe mode", then install the Guest Additions. Otherwise Windows' file protection mechanism will interfere with the replacement DLLs installed by VirtualBox and keep restoring the original Windows system DLLs.

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