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    Default VMware's Gallium3D Driver For Virtualization

    Phoronix: VMware's Gallium3D Driver For Virtualization

    Brought up several times in our forums and elsewhere over the past few days has been VMware's Gallium3D driver that they use for guest 3D acceleration on their proprietary virtualization platform...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTQ0Ng

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    Anyone know if this is supported under Fusion?

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    This driver is for guest systems, that view only the SVGA adapter of the vmware platform (usually, Workstation). So if you have proper technology support on the host, say a decent driver with OpenGL support (see VMWare Workstation requirements to be sure), you can expect it to work with Fusion.

    But I fear perf should suck a little, considering the entry-level of the Fusion platform.

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    Fusion uses the same virtualization engine as Workstation. It's like the VMware Player. It has the exact same speed as Workstation, even though it's freeware. The differences are only in licensing.

    On another matter, I asked about this on another thread but no replies yet: any way to get this (vmwgfx+gallium) in Ubuntu 11.04 through a PPA or something?

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    If it's that stable, why the heck is it still in staging?

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    Quote Originally Posted by curaga View Post
    If it's that stable, why the heck is it still in staging?
    Because other than nVidia users wanting to test Unity without dicking with their MBR, is there a use for it?

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