Unity Testing in a VM

Jean-Baptiste Lallement jean-baptiste at ubuntu.com
Thu Dec 23 10:10:24 UTC 2010

Hi all,

Oracle released VirtualBox 4.0 yesterday.

Amongst other major changes [1] one the most noticeable improvement is
that they fixed Unity/Compiz crashes in Natty. This means that we can
now run Unity in a VM and the performances are pretty good.

To enable 3D support in VBox, download and install VBox 4.0 [2], install
the guest additions, then verify that the 3D driver is enabled:

$ glxinfo|grep render
direct rendering: Yes
OpenGL renderer string: Chromium

Happy Unity Testing, we are waiting for your feedback.

[1] http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Changelog
[2] http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads

irc: jibel

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