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Offline evb149

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I'm starting to evaluate it but thought I'd save the hassle of setting up a new machine by trying it under VB on my general LINUX dev. machine but it seems like there's what looks like it could be a DirectX / Shader model 3 compatibility problem with the setup where the symptoms are that the example schematics render / view OK but the PCB totally fails to render / view (black subwindow) for the PCB board and library examples.

Is anyone aware of a work-around or can confirm success with maybe some different host GPU driver / kernel or VB version or guest setup?

I tried all the guest addition 2D / 3D enabling and display options and nothing seems to help, though maybe a newer VB version could help though I don't see anything encouraging in the changelogs and there are still Shader Model 3 guest passthrough compatibility bugs listed from 5 years ago that haven't been "CLOSED".....

I guess CS has not got some of the DirectX use control settings that full AD had / has unless I'm missing something available in the features / settings.

VMWARE claims to have DX + SM3 support maybe that'll work...? 

Or maybe I should just invest the time and set up a bare metal sandbox to use with it though windows...ugh.


 

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Re: Anyone running with vbox under a non-windows host (e.g. linux)?
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2017, 04:17:42 PM »
On my hardware, VMware runs very nice on Ubuntu as the host and  also on another machine as Windows 10 host

 
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Re: Anyone running with vbox under a non-windows host (e.g. linux)?
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2017, 12:02:47 PM »
CS works fine in VBox on my Arch Linux.

Which graphic card and driver did you use on your host machine?
 

Offline thermistor-guy

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Re: Anyone running with vbox under a non-windows host (e.g. linux)?
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2017, 12:51:15 PM »
I'm starting to evaluate it but thought I'd save the hassle of setting up a new machine by trying it under VB on my general LINUX dev. machine but it seems like there's what looks like it could be a DirectX / Shader model 3 compatibility problem with the setup where the symptoms are that the example schematics render / view OK but the PCB totally fails to render / view (black subwindow) for the PCB board and library examples.

Is anyone aware of a work-around or can confirm success with maybe some different host GPU driver / kernel or VB version or guest setup?

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Or maybe I should just invest the time and set up a bare metal sandbox to use with it though windows...ugh.

FWIW, I run a win7 guest under virtualbox on a Linux Mint 17.0 host. I had problems with a mechanical CAD package on the win7 guest - it wouldn't display properly. Gaming s/w tends not to run on it either. My guess is that the virtual graphics card on the guest just doesn't provide what CAD and gaming s/w need.

So I installed win7 on a separate HDD on the same PC. When I need to, I select native win7 during boot-up.
 

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Re: Anyone running with vbox under a non-windows host (e.g. linux)?
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2017, 03:49:53 PM »
I use VB on Gentoo Linux from time to time with no problem. As said before, witch graphics driver are you using on host?

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