Running 3D Graphics Programs in Windows on a Linux host?

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Running 3D Graphics Programs in Windows on a Linux host?

Postby rickdane » 30. Nov 2009, 05:18

I have been trying to run 3D graphics programs including Rhino modeler, 3Ds max, houdini and others on a guest windows vista virtualbox machine that is running on an ubuntu host. I have an MSI 9800GT graphics card and it seems that something is not working correctly as I am unable to access directx (if I remember the error message correctly). I have tried looking into this through searching online but cannot find much information. I figure that my MSI graphics card may not be well supported by ubuntu and virtualbox. I am wondering if there are certain graphics cards that work best to run 3D applications on a linux host with virtualbox.

Also, I was unable to install the driver for my graphics card within the windows vista virtual machine, for some reason it will not allow me to install it, even though I normally could install it and use 3D software when just running a windows machine from the hard drive.

I would greatly appreciate any information on this issue
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Re: Running 3D Graphics Programs in Windows on a Linux host?

Postby Sasquatch » 30. Nov 2009, 10:54

Host hardware drivers installing on Guest is in the VirtualBox FAQ.
Other point is in the manual, chapter 4, Guest Additions.
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

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