How does 2D video acceleration work?

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How does 2D video acceleration work?

Postby liangsuilong » 13. Feb 2010, 20:43

I installed Windows XP as a guest OS on Fedora 12 x86_64. I have a Geforce 8600GT graphic card on the host. And then I installed nvidia-195.36.03 drivers for Linux. VDPAU is working. What should I do to make 2D video acceleration work?

I have enabled 2D video acceleration option on the VirtualBox panel. But it seems not work. What should I configure on the guest OS? Just installed PowerDVD and enable DXVA in the panel?
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Re: How does 2D video acceleration work?

Postby Perryg » 13. Feb 2010, 21:37

You need to install the guest additions (in the guest) and while the Windows guest is in safe mode.
See sections:
4.9. Hardware 3D acceleration (OpenGL and Direct3D 8/9)
4.10. Hardware 2D video acceleration for Windows guests
In the VirtualBox Users Manual.

You can not install 3rd party video drivers in the guest. It must use the VirtualBox video driver.
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