Video Card under fusion

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by ditzy, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. ditzy macrumors 68000


    Sep 28, 2007
    I was wondering if any of you knew how to get vista to access my video card under fusion? At the moment vista will access ram through fusion but it doesn't acknowledge that there is a video card there. It all works under bootcamp though.
  2. kkat69 macrumors 68020


    Aug 30, 2007
    Atlanta, Ga
    By accessing what are you referring to?

    To shed some ignorant light (not knowing what exactly you mean) you will not be able to install video card specific drivers in a virtual machine. The drivers you'll be using are Fusions SVGA drivers and it'll render your video card as a generic (or similar) vga card. That's just how it works.
    Using the above text, of course that would be the exact opposite in bootcamp since bootcamp is technically 'native' as if that IS your machine. VM's are emulated regardless of how real they may appear. They will access some items unemulated, like RAM, since your allocating ram to the virtual machine.
  3. ditzy thread starter macrumors 68000


    Sep 28, 2007
    Thanks you kind of answered my question even though I wasn't quite clear. I wanted to have vista use my graphics card when using fusion as well as bootcamp. But I am guessing that it is impossible.

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