Ubuntu 9.04 alpha6 and Virtualbox video driver for X

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Re: Ubuntu 9.04 alpha6 and Virtualbox video driver for X

Postby cliffboss » 28. Apr 2009, 20:20

ok I did but it still wont let me chose anything higher then 800x600
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Re: Ubuntu 9.04 alpha6 and Virtualbox video driver for X

Postby Sasquatch » 28. Apr 2009, 20:30

Don't change the config itself, just resize the window. And make sure no resolution is noted in your xorg.conf, else dynamic resizing is disabled.
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Re: Ubuntu 9.04 alpha6 and Virtualbox video driver for X

Postby BeaMeUp » 28. Apr 2009, 23:12

cliffboss wrote:
Sasquatch wrote:
More info for how to install it properly. First you need to extract the installer. So run VBoxLinuxAdditions-x86/amd46.run --target ~/ga (you need the destination folder first of course). Then check the install.sh file, on line 415, you will see this:


I tried running that command to unpackage the .run, but it says:

sudo: VBoxLinuxAdditions-x86.run: command not found

Me a noobie with linux soem help would be awasome :D



You can also drag and drop. Open a terminal, grab the Vbox Guest additions installer for your setup from the mounted iso, and drag it into the terminal. It will mount with the whole path. Arrow over and add sudo to the beginning of the path, and press enter.
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Re: Ubuntu 9.04 alpha6 and Virtualbox video driver for X

Postby cliffboss » 29. Apr 2009, 16:41

yes, resizing the window works :) thank you
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Re: Ubuntu 9.04 alpha6 and Virtualbox video driver for X

Postby diasje » 10. May 2009, 16:32

If you drag it to the terminal, you have to add sudo before de text

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sudo /home/diasje/Desktop/VBoxLinuxAdditions-x86.run
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Re: Ubuntu 9.04 alpha6 and Virtualbox video driver for X

Postby Zarniwoop » 10. May 2009, 19:59

What sort of performance difference are people seeing between GL on the host and GL in a Linux guest under vboxvideo?

I'm seeing about 70X difference on glxgears (~7000 FPS on the host OS, ~100 FPS on the guest). Things like compiz do run for me on the guest, but they're slow enough to be not usable. E.g, there's a big delay when starting to drag a window around under Compiz (even without using the wobbly plugin), and sometimes you have to do it 2 or 3 times before it'll move at all. Once it starts, it moves OK (looks like about 10 FPS - not great, but tolerable), but the lag between clicking on the titlebar, and the window starting to move, makes it impractical.
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