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Old 04-28-2011, 10:31 PM   #1
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11.04 host in VirtualBox - Unity config question


I just installed 11.04 32 bit (downloaded today) in Virtualbox (4.0.6), with host 64 bit Win7. I'm trying to get Unity working. I've searched and found references to the fact that the Host graphics card must support 3D, which I believe mine does (nVidia GeForce 7900 GTX). Also found some references to try the following:

After the OS install, I did this:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install virtualbox-ose-guest-utils

Then rebooted and did this:
killall -9 gnome-settings-daemon && gnome-settings-daemon

I also installed the latest Guest Additions. In the VM settings I have the "3D" tick checked, and have 32M RAM allocated to video. But no Unity shows up, just normal desktop.

Any ideas?
 
Old 05-01-2011, 05:49 PM   #2
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Make sure you have at least 64MB of RAM allocated to video, check 2D and 3D.

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Old 05-02-2011, 02:35 PM   #3
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Are you just guessing? I increased to 64 megs for video RAM, 3D is already ticked, and 2D is not available to be ticked. No change.
 
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Seems like Unity 3D needs direct access to video card..in meantime open Synaptic package manager and install Unity 2D.
 
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The emulated videocard in Virtualbox simply lacks the functions and performance to run Unity.
 
Old 05-02-2011, 05:19 PM   #6
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Thanks Arcane - that was it. I installed 2D and Unity comes up. Thanks!
 
Old 05-02-2011, 07:09 PM   #7
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Are you just guessing? I increased to 64 megs for video RAM, 3D is already ticked, and 2D is not available to be ticked. No change.
No, I'm not guessing. I carried out an install on my PC to make sure it worked and made a note of the settings. You didn't mention 2D being unavailable and I have a different gfx card.
 
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Since Virtualbox emulates its own graphics-card the card in the host is irrelevant, as long as it is powerful enough and has the functions that the emulated card has. A 7900GTX should be more than sufficient.
 
  


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