Ticket #6699 (closed defect: fixed)
VirtualBox aborts after changing the video driver
|Reported by:||jimoe||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 3.1.8||Keywords:||ati video driver, abort|
Description (last modified by frank) (diff)
opensuse v11.2 linux 126.96.36.199-0.2-desktop x86_64
windows XP sp3 w/1GB RAM allocated
amd AM2 5200 (dual core)
ati radeon hd3200
The host was running the open source radeon video driver; it was mostly good. I then got a program in Windows that is quite graphics heavy, and complained about the GPU acceleration being unavailable.
It suggested in discussion http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=30960&sid=5a0b8ff99d9a254929447057a748a1b7 that the ATI flgrx video driver was required for Direct3D support in a Windows VM. I downloaded the latest version and installed it per the installation notes.
Since there was no observable difference in the Windows VM performance, I reverted to the original video driver. All VMs abort at startup now with the original radeon video driver. I MUST now use the flgrx driver even though I do not like it (it has a few annoying features that cannot be modified).