VMSVGA driver support for ubuntu18.10 on Vbox 6.0.4

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Re: VMSVGA driver support for ubuntu18.10 on Vbox 6.0.4

Postby towo2099 » 1. Mar 2019, 21:22

Freshly installed guests don't ask for this driver to be installed. Why would you want to install a video driver manually, if the OS itself doesn't think it needs it?

Normaly xserver-xorg-video-all is installed, which includes xserver-xorg-video-vmware because it's a depend.

Did it work? If yes, what does that mean?

Sure it is working.
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siducer@siduction:~$ LANG=C apt policy xserver-xorg-video-vmware
xserver-xorg-video-vmware:
  Installed: 1:13.3.0-2
  Candidate: 1:13.3.0-2
  Version table:
 *** 1:13.3.0-2 100
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
siducer@siduction:~$ glxinfo | grep OpenG
OpenGL vendor string: VMware, Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: SVGA3D; build: RELEASE;  LLVM;
OpenGL version string: 2.1 Mesa 19.1.0-devel
OpenGL shading language version string: 1.20
OpenGL extensions:
OpenGL ES profile version string: OpenGL ES 2.0 Mesa 19.1.0-devel
OpenGL ES profile shading language version string: OpenGL ES GLSL ES 1.0.16
OpenGL ES profile extensions:

And if i purge xserver-xorg-video-vmware, my debian sid vm can't start x, because modesetting-ddx does not work (error: failed to add fb -22).

And with all respect, only because something is not in the docu, you can't just say, it is wrong! I don't know your linux skills, but believe me, i'm using linux since over 15 years as my main system
and i know that system very well.
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Re: VMSVGA driver support for ubuntu18.10 on Vbox 6.0.4

Postby socratis » 2. Mar 2019, 09:52

towo2099,
I do not claim to be a Linux expert, au contraire! I'm as n00b as they come! :)

What I said is that it's not needed to get things going. I'm not sure what it does or doesn't do for the Debian sid (the "unstable" one), but for the rest of the Linux-based OSes, I haven't seen that as a requirement. And I'm not convinced it is a requirement, but perhaps an improvement over the basic one, I haven't done any tests to actually verify that...
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Re: VMSVGA driver support for ubuntu18.10 on Vbox 6.0.4

Postby towo2099 » 2. Mar 2019, 14:28

That all has nothing to do with debian unstable. Normaly that xdriver is installed default, so you would not see any problem.
So please start a linux guest, and have a look in Xorg.0.log, which DDX driver is used.
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Re: VMSVGA driver support for ubuntu18.10 on Vbox 6.0.4

Postby dany321 » 5. Mar 2019, 09:35

Hello socratis,

"Hi have already made the necessary changes in the VBox display settings while configuring the (ubuntu 18.10 OS) VM.

ubuntutest-2019-03-01-14-49-55.zip"

Any update on the logs I've sent? Am I missing something?
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Re: VMSVGA driver support for ubuntu18.10 on Vbox 6.0.4

Postby dany321 » 11. Mar 2019, 09:54

Hello socratis,

With reference to the VMSVGA support, I'm seeing this error log

"[ 5.779540] [drm:vmw_host_log [vmwgfx]] *ERROR* Failed to send log
[ 5.779549] [drm:vmw_host_log [vmwgfx]] *ERROR* Failed to send log"

I'm guessing this vmwgfx kernel module is needed to support VMSVGA. May I know how I can resolve this issue?
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