Nvidia drivers under 8.10 under VMware Fusion
Anthony E. Caudel
tony.caudel at sbcglobal.net
Mon Mar 30 00:45:34 UTC 2009
On Mar 29, 2009, at 4:44 AM, Glen Barber wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 28, 2009 at 10:25 PM, Anthony E. Caudel
> <tony.caudel at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>> Is anyone out there using Kubuntu 8.10 under VMware? I am on a MAC
>> Macbook pro which has an NVIDIA card and I have been presuming I
>> install the NVIDIA drivers. No luck.
> That is not how hardware virtualization works. The virtual machines
> do not actually "use" the hardware directly. It is just a layer of
> abstraction between the host / guest OSes.
>> Unfortunately lspci says the video card is a simulated card of
>> VMware's so maybe this is not to be.
>> Is there any other way to get OpenGL?
> Because of VMWare's "graphics card" limitations (16MB RAM, last I
> recall), if you *do* get OpenGL to work, it will most probably perform
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I had a feeling that this is the way it worked. Thanks for your
input. Looking at VMware forums now but I think I'm out of luck.
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