Slow & crashing graphics / 3D performance for Ubuntu guest

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Slow & crashing graphics / 3D performance for Ubuntu guest

Postby jeff707070 » 27. Jul 2015, 16:55

Hello,

Has anyone been able to get decent graphics performance on a Yosemite OSX host with an Ubuntu guest?

I've tried both 14.04 and 12.04 (both 64-bit), with Virtualbox 5.0, and read tons of posts of conflicting reports of whether it is working (reading about ticket 12941, can't post link.)

For me, I get the slew of opengl warnings, the Humper / Chromium vendor strings, and it does report "yes" for Unity 3D supported. But 3D apps often crash and performance is terrible. Google Chrome hiccups and flashes a couple times during launch, then get(dot)webgl(dot)org reports webgl is not working.

If I enable 3D acceleration in the VM settings, layering / compositing is unusably broken (3D windows are always on top of all other content, and I can't even click between windows) and rendering is still buggy/slow.

I've never had so much trouble with virtualbox -- I typically use it on Linux hosts hosting linux or Windows, and it's always just worked. I just started using it under OSX since I want all 3 major OSes on one box. Seems like it just may not happen? Try parallels? Dual boot? :?

Thanks for any ideas,
Jeff
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Re: Slow & crashing graphics / 3D performance for Ubuntu gue

Postby jeff707070 » 29. Jul 2015, 21:07

Just to add, I loaded Windows 7 under OSX, and webgl / 3D accelerated apps do not work there either (whereas they works fine on Win 7 guest under Ubuntu host.)

Bottom line: I can't get any decent 3D performance under OSX host. Has anybody else? Any tips are appreciated!
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