I have just installed Arch Linux inside a virtual machine on my windows computer. I installed the VBox guest additions and they appear to be running (the lspci command says vboxvideo is the currently loaded video driver) but I am experiencing some graphical problems. My desktop background appears to be garbage data and occasionally, the whole screen whites out.
Does anyone know how to fix this problem?
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Last edited by ddelux (2013-09-03 15:55:09)
Since the initial post I have updated my graphics driver on windows but the problem still persists.
I have a Nvidia GTX 460 and I am running driver version 320.49.
you need to stop the virtual machine go to settings and enable 3D
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No when I enable 3D that's when the graphical glitches happen. The VM is fine when 3D acceleration is turned off. It would be nice to have the acceleration though.
Even with several virtualbox guest module updates and NVidia host driver updates, the problem persists. From the graphical errors I see on my desktop, it seems that my graphics card video memory is having some data allocation or writing problems. I keep seeing textures from games I have recently played.