I’ve been waiting for OpenGL 3D in VMware for Linux guests for a while now and I’m happy to say I finally have it working. This guide has been specifically tested for the following setup:
- Windows 7 Professional x64 host running VMware Workstation 8
- Kubuntu 11.10, 64bit guest
This guide is based on the original post by khogan, 3D hardware acceleration in Linux. Hello GNOME 3, and the guide by Joost, VMware Linux guest with 3D accelerated graphics.
- This seems to work out of the box on Kubuntu 12.04 Alpha 2, 64bit! Simply update your packages and install VMware tools. (I needed to run a package update twice; the second time included the new mesa drivers. Also, you may want to reboot after each step just to be safe.)
- OpenGL 3D acceleration works out of the box on Kubuntu 12.04!
This is pretty much my first post since the soft launch of my site several months ago. I’ve been busy with other projects and I wanted to hold off on working on the site until I had a chance to become more familiar with git and decide on what web development tools to code the site with. The new style is still a first draft but I really like how it turned out. It’s now running on the technology I will be using for any future work on this site; here is what I’ve decided on so far: