[Resolved] VMSVGA 3D acceleration in Arch Linux guest

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[Resolved] VMSVGA 3D acceleration in Arch Linux guest

Postby gpanders » 19. Mar 2019, 16:46

Hi all.

First of all, thanks for all the support you guys provide. It is much appreciated.

I am on Virtualbox 6.0.4 (r128413) on a 64-bit Arch Linux guest with 16 GB of virtual RAM and 128 MB of video memory. I have the extension pack installed (using the Arch packages virtualbox-guest-utils and virtualbox-guest-modules-arch).

According to another forum post (I cannot link to it since this is my first post) I should be seeing the following output from glxinfo:
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$ glxinfo | grep OpenGL
OpenGL vendor string: VMware, Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: SVGA3D; build: RELEASE;  LLVM;

However, what I in fact see is:
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$ glxinfo | grep OpenGL
OpenGL vendor string: VMware, Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: llvmpipe (LLVM 7.0, 256 bits)

I also have the following in my Xorg.0.log:
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[     6.131] (II) vmware(0): Initialized VMWARE_CTRL extension version 0.2
[     6.145] (WW) vmware(0): Failed to initialize Gallium3D Xa. No render acceleration available.
[     6.145] (WW) vmware(0): Skipped initialization of direct rendering due to lack of render acceleration.
[     6.145] (--) vmware(0): Render acceleration is disabled.
[     6.145] (==) vmware(0): Rendercheck mode is disabled.
[     6.145] (--) vmware(0): Direct rendering (DRI2 3D) is disabled.
[     6.145] (--) vmware(0): Direct rendering (DRI3 3D) is disabled.
[     6.145] (==) vmware(0): Backing store enabled
[     6.145] (==) vmware(0): Silken mouse disabled
[     6.146] (==) vmware(0): DPMS enabled
[     6.147] (II) vmware(0): No 3D acceleration. Not setting up textured video.
[     6.147] (WW) vmware(0): Disabling Xv because no adapters could be initialized.

What do I need to do to get the native VMSVGA acceleration working?

Attached is my VBox.log file.
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Re: VMSVGA 3D acceleration in Arch Linux guest

Postby towo2099 » 19. Mar 2019, 16:55

Which mesa version you have installed?
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Re: VMSVGA 3D acceleration in Arch Linux guest

Postby gpanders » 19. Mar 2019, 16:58

towo2099 wrote:Which mesa version you have installed?

18.3.4-1
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$ sudo pacman -Qs mesa
local/mesa 18.3.4-1
      An open-source implementation of the OpenGL specification
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Re: VMSVGA 3D acceleration in Arch Linux guest

Postby mpack » 19. Mar 2019, 18:26

00:00:06.226255 VirtualBox VM 6.0.4 r128413 win.amd64 (Jan 25 2019 18:13:23) release log
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00:00:22.037381 VMMDev: Guest Additions information report: Version 5.2.0 r68940 '5.2.0'

The VMSVGA option didn't exist before 6.0.0, so I would not expect the 5.2.0 GAs to support the option.

Read the v6 release discussions, as these include discussion of the usability of the new graphics chipset options.
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Re: VMSVGA 3D acceleration in Arch Linux guest

Postby gpanders » 20. Mar 2019, 19:11

That is bizarre, as I installed the guest additions from the Arch Linux repository which reports that it is indeed version 6.0.4
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$ sudo pacman -Qs virtualbox
local/virtualbox-guest-modules-arch 6.0.4-14
      Virtualbox guest kernel modules for Arch Kernel
local/virtualbox-guest-utils 6.0.4-4
      VirutalBox Guest userspace utilities

I have been using this VM since before version 6 was released, so is it possible that there is an old version of the guest additions lingering around somewhere? And if so, how would I go about removing it? There is nothing VirtualBox related installed under /opt.

UPDATE: I uninstalled the guest additions from the Arch repository and installed them manually from the ISO. Looking at the VBox.log file still shows "Guest Additions information report: Version 5.2.0 r68940 '5.2.0'"
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Re: VMSVGA 3D acceleration in Arch Linux guest

Postby mpack » 20. Mar 2019, 20:00

The log file does not lie, so either you are not updating the GAs, or you are looking at the wrong log.
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Re: VMSVGA 3D acceleration in Arch Linux guest

Postby gpanders » 20. Mar 2019, 20:54

The most recent Guest Additions were not compiling on kernel version 5.0.2 so I applied the patches listed here and was able to get them to compile. My log file now shows Guest Additions 6.0.4 in addition to
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VMMDev: Guest Additions capability report: (0x1 -> 0x5) seamless: yes, hostWindowMapping: no, graphics: yes
(new log file is attached).

However, glxinfo is still reporting llvmpipe.
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Re: VMSVGA 3D acceleration in Arch Linux guest

Postby socratis » 21. Mar 2019, 05:10

00:00:05.908726 File system of 'F:\Downloads\VBoxGuestAdditions_5.2.0.iso' (DVD) is ntfs
Please do *not* download the GAs ISO separately. They are bundled with the main program, for a good reason actually; so that users don't install the wrong version. Always use the menu "Devices" » "Insert GAs CD image...".

00:00:05.911638 File system of 'F:\Virtual Machines\Arch\Arch.vmdk' is ntfs
Why a VMDK and not the native VDI?

00:00:06.272228   CustomVideoMode1 <string>  = "2560x1440x24" (cb=13)
00:00:06.272228 CustomVideoModes <integer> = 0x0000000000000001 (1)
Why a CustomVideoMode? Not anything really uncommon, just wondering...

00:00:06.567198 supR3HardenedErrorV: supR3HardenedMonitor_LdrLoadDll: rejecting
'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Entrust\ESP\eecacertfind64.dll' (C:\Program
Files\Common Files\Entrust\ESP\eecacertfind64.dll): rcNt=0xc0000190
00:00:07.874437 supR3HardenedErrorV: supR3HardenedMonitor_LdrLoadDll: rejecting
'C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nvdw.inf_amd64_8fb89903819807e0\nvldumdx.dll'
(C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nvdw.inf_amd64_8fb89903819807e0\nvldumdx.dll): rcNt=0xc0000190
You seem to have a hardening problem, and the most important of that seems to be that your Nvidia drivers are being rejected! Please read really carefully the following FAQ: Diagnosing VirtualBox Hardening Issues for some generic guidelines/ideas. You should update your Nvidia drivers to make sure that their signatures match what's in the Windows Certificate Database.

00:00:26.483018 VMMDev: Guest Log: vboxguest: host-version: 6.0.4r128413 0x80000007
00:00:26.483136 VMMDev: Guest Additions information report: Version 5.2.0 r68940 '5.2.0'
And yet again you have *not* updated the Guest Additions. Most probably because you were using that "Downloads" ISO...

You have two problems on your hand; 1) the Nvidia drivers are being rejected because of hardening, so there's no chance in seven kingdoms that you're going to get 3D acceleration, 2) you have the wrong GAs version installed.

Finally, when we want to see a log, it needs to be as simple as possible; start the VM, login, observe the problem, shut it down. We can't wade through CD insertions, updates, restarts, etc. And most importantly, shut down the VM before grabbing and ZIPPING the log.
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Re: VMSVGA 3D acceleration in Arch Linux guest

Postby gpanders » 25. Mar 2019, 19:35

socratis wrote:Please do *not* download the GAs ISO separately. They are bundled with the main program, for a good reason actually; so that users don't install the wrong version. Always use the menu "Devices" » "Insert GAs CD image...".

I did indeed use the Devices > Insert GAs CD image to install the GAs. However, I did download the 5.2.0 version in an attempt to cleanly uninstall any remnant of that version from my VM. Like I said above, I was confused why that version was showing up in my log file at all. I downloaded them, installed them, uninstalled them and then re-installed the 6.0.4 version. That is why that line is in my log.

Why a VMDK and not the native VDI?

I have a VMware license through work and wanted to maintain flexibility. As far as I know there is no performance penalty for using VMDK.

Why a CustomVideoMode? Not anything really uncommon, just wondering...

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Vi ... resolution

You seem to have a hardening problem, and the most important of that seems to be that your Nvidia drivers are being rejected! Please read really carefully the following FAQ: Diagnosing VirtualBox Hardening Issues for some generic guidelines/ideas. You should update your Nvidia drivers to make sure that their signatures match what's in the Windows Certificate Database.

I will read through that FAQ and pursue this path and report back with any other questions. Thanks.

And yet again you have *not* updated the Guest Additions. Most probably because you were using that "Downloads" ISO...
...
Finally, when we want to see a log, it needs to be as simple as possible; start the VM, login, observe the problem, shut it down. We can't wade through CD insertions, updates, restarts, etc. And most importantly, shut down the VM before grabbing and ZIPPING the log.

These two issues are likely linked. In the course of my testing I installed and uninstalled the GA's both from the ISO (using the Devices > Insert GAs CD Image option) and from the virtualbox-guest-utils package in the Arch Linux repository. It appears that the ArchLinux repo verison reports that the GAs are version 5.2.0, which is a bug. That is why 5.2.0 appears in my logs, not because I installed them from the Downloads ISO. Because I attached a log from such a long session, you saw all of these different versions in there. I will be sure to only send minimal logs in the future, apologies for making you wade through all of the bloat.
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Re: VMSVGA 3D acceleration in Arch Linux guest

Postby gpanders » 25. Mar 2019, 19:53

Updating the NVIDIA drivers from the NVIDIA website seems to have resolved the issue. I no longer see the message in my log rejecting the NVIDIA DLL, and glxinfo now reports SVGA3D for the renderer string.

Thanks very much for your help mpack and socratis.
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Re: VMSVGA 3D acceleration in Arch Linux guest

Postby socratis » 28. Mar 2019, 08:48

Glad you got it going. Marking as [Resolved].
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