nvidia graphics not recognized in guest OS

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nvidia graphics not recognized in guest OS

Postby Shamanth » 6. Jul 2009, 17:46

hi guys I hope you can help me with a small problem i am having with virtualbox 3.0
I am running virtualbox with Mac OS X leopard as my host OS and both windows Vista and windows XP as guest OSes. The problem is that the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M on my early 2009 imac isnt being recognized by the guest OSes. I have been using the default settings for virtualbox except for the memory settings(1024mb) the vmemory settings(128mb) and 3dacceleration which is enabled.
I wouldnt think that those settings would interfere with my graphics card. However after I do the bootcamp installation it still shows me no graphics card...

I hope someone can help me...
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Re: nvidia graphics not recognized in guest OS

Postby Perryg » 6. Jul 2009, 18:34

VirtualBox uses a virtual graphics adapter. The guest will not see your nvidia adapter.
Also I do not know for sure due to the fact I do not have a MAC, but from what I have read it does not appear that running bootcamp with Virtualbox is possible. Of course you should search this out yourself by typing MAC bootcamp site:forums.virtualbox.org in Google.com
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Re: nvidia graphics not recognized in guest OS

Postby Shamanth » 6. Jul 2009, 18:52

wow thanks for the quick response.
so does this mean that by just selecting 3d acceleration in virtualbox that it will just use my graphics adapter through virtualbox without installing any drivers?
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Re: nvidia graphics not recognized in guest OS

Postby Perryg » 6. Jul 2009, 18:59

It will use some of the capabilities such as OpenGL but this is all experimental and kind of flaky at time. Type OpenGL site:forums.virtualbox.org in google.com where you can read what others are saying.
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Re: nvidia graphics not recognized in guest OS

Postby Shamanth » 6. Jul 2009, 19:05

thanks a lot Perryg
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Re: nvidia graphics not recognized in guest OS

Postby wytchkraft » 23. Nov 2009, 07:37

U had any luck about this Sham?? I'm having the same problem with mi mid2009 MacBook, I even tried to get the drivers from nvidia's web page but the installer says that it could not find any hardware matching the driver's list or something like that.
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Re: nvidia graphics not recognized in guest OS

Postby Sasquatch » 23. Nov 2009, 12:17

wytchkraft wrote:U had any luck about this Sham?? I'm having the same problem with mi mid2009 MacBook, I even tried to get the drivers from nvidia's web page but the installer says that it could not find any hardware matching the driver's list or something like that.

Did you read this thread? Or the VirtualBox FAQ for that matter?
Read the Forum Posting Guide before opening a topic.
VirtualBox FAQ: Check this before asking questions.
Online User Manual: A must read if you want to know what we're talking about.
Howto: Install Linux Guest Additions
Howto: Use Shared Folders on Linux Guest
See the Tutorials and FAQ section at the top of the Forum for more guides.
Try searching the forums first with Google and add the site filter for this forum.
E.g. install guest additions site:forums.virtualbox.org

Retired from this Forum since OSSO introduction.
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