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  
>> could
>> 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
> poorly.
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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.

Oh, well.


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