Ubuntu 3D Visual effects in Virtual Box

Ubuntu 11.04 need 3D acceleration to work. But some systems may not provide support for 3D acceleration and some systems will provide but the feature will not be enabled in Virtual box. Then how can we get 3D visual effects in Virtual box for Ubuntu? Below is the steps to go through.

  • Click here to Install virtual box and Ubuntu in Virtual box.

  • If you need USB 2.0 support, Virtualbox RDP and PXE boot for Intel cards you can also download the extension pack from here.

  • First check whether you have enabled option of 3D acceleration in display tab of Virtual box.

  • Now type the following commands in terminal.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install dkms
sudo apt-get install virtualbox-ose-guest-utils

Now you will be able to have 3D acceleration and visual effects in Ubuntu through virtual drive.


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