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Re: Is there anything better than VirtualBox?
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2011, 05:58:24 pm »
Ah sweet! Installed the guest additions and also installed the 4.1 extension pack to be able to use USB 2.0. Works a treat! I do have one problem however. Even though I run LFS through WINE, I wanted to do a comparison through Windows, but I just get the error: Could detect any suitable screen modes."

I've enabled 2D & 3D hardware acceleration, so do I have to install Direct 9 or something in Windows, or is this a problem with Virtualbox?
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Re: Is there anything better than VirtualBox?
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2011, 06:00:06 pm »
Haven't got the foggiest... sorry  ??? .. Though I thinks it's a Virtualbox issue with the way it passes the graphics through.

Which would also explain the lack of the Aero Interface.
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Re: Is there anything better than VirtualBox?
« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2011, 06:01:26 pm »
I guess I'll go install Direct 9.x and see if that fixes it. If not, I'll boot up in safe boot and install the 3D addition from the guest additions. :D  I'll report back if I figure out how to do it.
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Re: Is there anything better than VirtualBox?
« Reply #18 on: October 08, 2011, 06:31:56 pm »
Some further research shows that the error is actually tied to Direct X and the graphics card not reporting the available screen modes. Now If my memory serves me correct, Virtualbox uses a virtual graphics card doesn't it? Is there a way I could get it to report that it's using my nVidia card?
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Re: Is there anything better than VirtualBox?
« Reply #19 on: October 08, 2011, 07:56:55 pm »
Instead of editing my old post, I'll just make a new one with updated info. I HAVE managed to found the solution to this problem, although with LFS you only get about half the frames you would if you where to run it in WINE. That said, you can get round this problem by booting up in safe mode in your Windows VM, by pressing F8 after the Virtualbox BIOS screen. select safe boot with networking and then continue until you reach your desktop. Once you've reached the desktop in the Virtualbox menu, goto Devices > Install Guest Additions once the installation wizard starts, tick 3D Experimental support. Reboot, and enjoy. 
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Re: Is there anything better than VirtualBox?
« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2011, 09:05:39 pm »
Thanks for the update :)
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Re: Is there anything better than VirtualBox?
« Reply #21 on: October 08, 2011, 09:15:40 pm »
Thanks for the update :)

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