How Do I Access My nVidia Card?

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How Do I Access My nVidia Card?

Postby jsmidt » 18. May 2007, 23:08

I am running Ubuntu Feisty using Virtualbox inside of Linux. When I type lspci it does not see my nVidia card. Furthermore, when I install the nvidia driver my card doesn't work.

I don't think Virtualbox is letting the guest OS see my nVidia card. How can I fix this? Thanks.
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Postby pdxsam » 18. May 2007, 23:10

VirtualBox emulates a video adapter. in order to get a better visual experience you need to install the extras off the ISO included with your install. They include video drivers and most importantly a new mouse driver that allows you to easily wave your mouse away from the VirtualBox you're running and have control back of your original desktop.
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Postby Technologov » 19. May 2007, 00:51

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Postby frankh » 24. Oct 2008, 20:13

There is no 3D support, and there doesn't seem to be any plans about creating it either. Too bad. VirtualBox is now uninstalled from my system, as the whole point of using it is unsupported.
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Postby sej7278 » 24. Oct 2008, 20:15

frankh wrote:There is no 3D support, and there doesn't seem to be any plans about creating it either. Too bad. VirtualBox is now uninstalled from my system, as the whole point of using it is unsupported.


let me guess - you're a gamer?

dual booting is for games, not virtualisation.
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Postby vkov_tinsky » 24. Oct 2008, 20:28

frankh wrote:as the whole point of using it is unsupported.

Nope sorry, that's just your point. What were you planning to use it for... Games? Desktop effects?
Of course it would be a nice feature to have but put yourself in the position of Sun... where's the business case for it? ("More gamers will try it" isn't one!) If you read around in the forums you'll also see that 3D acceleration is actually planned (but naturally has a low priority).

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Postby stefan.becker » 24. Oct 2008, 21:19

Have a Look at VMWARE.

There is 3D Support. But for what? New Games doesnt work. Native hardware access is not possible, there is always the way over the host drivers.

So Dual Boot is always the best solution.
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Postby frankh » 25. Oct 2008, 23:56

Sorry, I should have written "then whole point of using VirtualBox FOR ME is lost". I have a system in which I have problems running a dual boot with windows, and I have something called RealFlight G4 which I want to run.
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