Monday, September 26, 2011
3D Acceleration in VirtualBox
When adding the VirtualBox Guest Extensions to a VM running Linux, make sure that you have 3D acceleration enabled in the VM's settings before you install them. If you do not, the extensions will be compiled without the acceleration and you won't get the benefit thereof. I was pleasantly surprised to see that recent Linux distributions will dynamically size their desktops to the window size of the VM once the extensions are properly installed.