VMWare and Graphics

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Tigercat212, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. Tigercat212 macrumors regular

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    I am running Ubuntu on my Black Macbook. On Virtualbox they don't allow you to do this, but on VMWare can I use my Macbook graphics card to activate desktop effects including CompizFusion?
     
  2. polaris20 macrumors 68020

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    That's a good question, one I'd like to know the answer of. I know Fusion has "experimental" support of 3D acceleration in a VM, but I don't know if the VMWare Tools app (basically the "driver" support) does that in a Linux guest. It would be very handy to me if it did work that way.
     
  3. kalex macrumors 65816

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    Fusion is very good with graphics. I use it on my macbook for watching netflix download movies and it works great specially in unity. 3D experimental support is actually for games. Also try fusion 2.0 which has even better support than 1.1
     
  4. polaris20 macrumors 68020

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    3D is good for more than just games; CAD, fluid dynamics, etc all would make use of that.

    And the answer I just got at the Fusion forums was a very rude "no". It doesn't support OpenGL 3d acceleration yet. :(
     

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