No 3D Accel on Suse Leap 15 on VBox6

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No 3D Accel on Suse Leap 15 on VBox6

Postby nfolken » 17. Mar 2019, 07:02

First off, I'd like to suggest that there should be a sticky post saying that the documentation is wrong, and that Linux Guests should be using VMSVGA, not VBoxSVGA. I had avoided VMSVGA for a long time due to what the current documentation says, but it is actually what has been giving me the best performance.

I run an OpenSUSE Leap 15 KDE guest on a MacOS Mojave Host, and when I upgraded from VirtualBox 5 to 6 I noticed a hit in video performance (videos on firefox really struggled). I had been using the SUSE repo version of Guest Additions, so I uninstalled them and compiled the latest version. VBoxSVGA (the controller the documentation says to use) wouldn't resize the window, and all of the graphics controllers didn't work with 3D enabled. They would partially boot, but I would only get a black screen with a KDE cursor, and sometimes I would get a little window with the error "could not start kdeinit5".

I realize they are still working on this new graphics controller, but the old controller also doesn't work with 3D, which seems odd.

I've attached a log from when I run VMSVGA with 3D enabled.
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Re: No 3D Accel on Suse Leap 15 on VBox6

Postby mpack » 17. Mar 2019, 12:13

And we already have sticky topics for discussing problems with the new 6.0.x releases. Perhaps you should look at them.
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Re: No 3D Accel on Suse Leap 15 on VBox6

Postby socratis » 18. Mar 2019, 22:49

nfolken wrote:First off, I'd like to suggest that there should be a sticky post saying that the documentation is wrong, and that Linux Guests should be using VMSVGA, not VBoxSVGA.

I'm afraid that this is one that slipped through the cracks unfortunatelly. I noticed that the documentation is wrong and notified the developers, but it hasn't been fixed yet as of this writing. :?

But on the other hand, nobody bothered to file a ticket against it, that's why it's not in the "Known Issues" section of the release notes.

Plus almost no one read the stickies... ;)
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