Virtual Box 3 - 3D Acceleration on Linux guest

By Pratik Shivarkar | Labels: , , , , ,

How To – Install Virtual Box Guest Additions on Linux.
Virtual Box Guest Additions allows -
OpenGL 3D Acceleration
Mouse Integration
Shared Folders
etc.



Step 1.
Install Linux on Virtual Box 3 [ For example I’m using Ubuntu 9.04 ]
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Step 2.
Click on Install Guest Additions in Devices menu
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Step 3.
Install GNU C Compiler
Ubuntu users should install the package build-essential
Fedora users should Install gcc package [ named like gcc-4.4.1-6.arch.rpm ]
Step 4.
You will get a mounted CDROM, browse to it. [ Using your File Manager like Nautilus / Dolphin ]
In most distros, It will be mounted to /media/cdrom0
Open Terminal ---> cd /to/location
cd /media/cdrom0
Execute VboxLinuxAdditions-x86.run ( If your guest is using i386 platform )
Execute VboxLinuxAdditions-amd64.run ( If your guest is using x86_64 platform )
Ubuntu users execute following command..
sudo ./VboxLinuxAdditions-x86.run
Fedora users should execute
su –c “./VboxLinuxAdditions-x86.run”
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Step 5.
Let the installer compile the kernel modules.

Step 6.
Once the modules are compiled and installed successfully
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Reboot the machine.
Step 7.
Everything is done. Test the 3D Acceleration using compiz.
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