3D acceleration for win8 guest on ubuntu server host (no GUI)

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3D acceleration for win8 guest on ubuntu server host (no GUI)

Postby Ruud14 » 13. Aug 2019, 10:18

I've been using a win8 guest for a while now and always had trouble with running "Kodi" which needs 3d acceleration to work.
When I enable 3d acceleration using "vboxmanage modifyvm "Windows8" --accelerate3d on" and try to start the vm it says that it unexpectedly closed during boot :(
I think this is because I am running all this on a ubuntu server host (no GUI).
I had trouble with running this vm in the first place: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=91121
And the final thing to get it to run back then was to disable 3D and 2D acceleration.
But now I need 3d acceleration, is this even possible?
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Re: 3D acceleration for win8 guest on ubuntu server host (no GUI)

Postby Martin » 13. Aug 2019, 11:49

3D acceleration works locally by sending 3D commands to the local host graphics driver to create the image in the frame of the local Vbox console window on the local desktop.
It cannot do this with any remote / non GUI situation.
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Re: 3D acceleration for win8 guest on ubuntu server host (no GUI)

Postby Ruud14 » 13. Aug 2019, 17:32

For anyone with the same issue in the future (Which isn't very likely but ok):
I solved it, not really the way I wanted to but ok.

I added UI to ubuntu:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

rebooted and followed this:
https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=168204

I had some black screen issues which were solved by changing the graphicscontroller of the vm.
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