Nvidia drivers under 8.10 under VMware Fusion

Glen Barber glen.j.barber at gmail.com
Sun Mar 29 10:44:25 BST 2009

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

Glen Barber

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