[Solved]VirtualBox, LM17, Running in Software Rendering Mode

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[Solved]VirtualBox, LM17, Running in Software Rendering Mode

Postby dumbcoder on Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:55 am

Hi,

Trying mint for first time. Have used Ubuntu previously. I am a bit new to linux world. The background, problem and the steps I have tried for rectifying the same are as following..

1. Running VirtualBox 4.3.12 r93733 on Windows 7 SP 1 host
2. Allocated resources for VM => HDD : 10 GB, Mem : 1536 MB, CPU : 2 with 100% execution cap, PAE/NX : Enabled, Acceleration : VT-x/AMD-v and Nested Paging enabled, Video Mem : 128 MB, 3D video acceleration : enabled
3. After installation there were some updates available, installed them also. (If i remember correctly then before updates I was not getting the message for software rendering mode, but I am not sure)
4. Tried installing VBox guest additions from Device => Insert Guest Additions CD Image, but no luck

Edit : 5. Also tried 'apt install virtualbox-guest-dkms virtualbox-guest-utils virtualbox-guest-x11' but issue was still present.

6. Cleaned all VBox package with 'sudo apt-get purge virtualbox*' and reinstalled with 'sudo bash ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run' from cd image. Still no improvements.

Following are the outputs from recommended info commands..
Command =>
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inxi -Fxz

Output =>
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System:    Host: vivek-Mint17 Kernel: 3.13.0-24-generic x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.8.2)
           Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 17 Qiana
Machine:   System: innotek product: VirtualBox version: 1.2
           Mobo: Oracle model: VirtualBox version: 1.2 Bios: innotek version: VirtualBox date: 12/01/2006
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5 CPU M 460 (-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3) bmips: 9995.94
           Clock Speeds: 1: 2498.986 MHz 2: 2498.986 MHz
Graphics:  Card: InnoTek Systemberatung VirtualBox Graphics Adapter bus-ID: 00:02.0
           X.Org: 1.15.1 drivers: ati,vboxvideo (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1366x664@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.4, 128 bits) GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 10.1.3 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card: Intel 82801AA AC'97 Audio Controller driver: snd_intel8x0 ports: d100 d200 bus-ID: 00:05.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.13.0-24-generic
Network:   Card: Intel 82540EM Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: e1000 ver: 7.3.21-k8-NAPI port: d010 bus-ID: 00:03.0
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 10.7GB (41.6% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: VBOX_HARDDISK size: 10.7GB
Partition: ID: / size: 8.3G used: 4.2G (54%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 1.61GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors:   None detected - is lm-sensors installed and configured?
Info:      Processes: 145 Uptime: 7 min Memory: 634.2/1497.9MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.2 Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.4



Command =>
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dmesg | egrep -i 'virtualbox|vbox'

Output =>
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[    0.000000] DMI: innotek GmbH VirtualBox/VirtualBox, BIOS VirtualBox 12/01/2006
[    0.000000] ACPI: RSDP 00000000000e0000 000024 (v02 VBOX  )
[    0.000000] ACPI: XSDT 000000005fff0030 00003C (v01 VBOX   VBOXXSDT 00000001 ASL  00000061)
[    0.000000] ACPI: FACP 000000005fff00f0 0000F4 (v04 VBOX   VBOXFACP 00000001 ASL  00000061)
[    0.000000] ACPI: DSDT 000000005fff0470 001B96 (v01 VBOX   VBOXBIOS 00000002 INTL 20100528)
[    0.000000] ACPI: APIC 000000005fff0240 00005C (v02 VBOX   VBOXAPIC 00000001 ASL  00000061)
[    0.000000] ACPI: SSDT 000000005fff02a0 0001CC (v01 VBOX   VBOXCPUT 00000002 INTL 20100528)
[    1.149604] ata2.00: ATAPI: VBOX CD-ROM, 1.0, max UDMA/133
[    1.151127] scsi 1:0:0:0: CD-ROM            VBOX     CD-ROM           1.0  PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
[    1.835591] usb 2-1: Manufacturer: VirtualBox
[    1.868397] input: VirtualBox USB Tablet as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:06.0/usb2/2-1/2-1:1.0/input/input5
[    1.868572] hid-generic 0003:80EE:0021.0001: input,hidraw0: USB HID v1.10 Mouse [VirtualBox USB Tablet] on usb-0000:00:06.0-1/input0
[    2.085216] ata3.00: ATA-6: VBOX HARDDISK, 1.0, max UDMA/133
[    2.086965] scsi 2:0:0:0: Direct-Access     ATA      VBOX HARDDISK    1.0  PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
[   12.301816] vboxguest: module verification failed: signature and/or  required key missing - tainting kernel
[   12.357791] [drm] Initialized vboxvideo 1.0.0 20090303 for 0000:00:02.0 on minor 0
[   12.393721] vboxguest: major 0, IRQ 20, I/O port d020, MMIO at 00000000f0400000 (size 0x400000)
[   12.393728] vboxguest: Successfully loaded version 4.3.12 (interface 0x00010004)
[   20.183825] vboxsf: Successfully loaded version 4.3.12 (interface 0x00010004)


I think the issue is
' drivers: ati,vboxvideo (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) ' from inxi command
and
'vboxguest: module verification failed: signature and/or required key missing - tainting kernel' from dmesg command.

Please help me to resolve this issue.

Regards,
Dumb Coder

Edit :
Some more checks

in /var/log/Xorg.0.log
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[    27.179] (EE) AIGLX error: vboxvideo does not export required DRI extension
[    27.179] (EE) AIGLX: reverting to software rendering
[    27.265] (II) AIGLX: Loaded and initialized swrast


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dmesg | grep -i vboxvideo
[   16.916670] vboxvideo: module verification failed: signature and/or  required key missing - tainting kernel
[   16.918794] [drm] Initialized vboxvideo 1.0.0 20090303 for 0000:00:02.0 on minor 0



Update:

The issue only comes when using Cinnamon with VBox guest additions. I have installed it in VMWare player and cinnamon is working fine with VMWare tools and 3D accelerations.
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Re: VirtualBox, LM17, Running in Software Rendering Mode

Postby malch on Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:29 am

Same issue here with LM17 Cinnamon running as a VirtualBox guest .

However, Mint 17RC was initially running fine for a week or so. The software rendering warning only appeared yesterday (June 4) after applying a few of the latest updates.
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Re: VirtualBox, LM17, Running in Software Rendering Mode

Postby dumbcoder on Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:18 am

May be some issue with some graphics related updates. I have not yet installed updates on VMware Player machine. Will install updates today and post the results.

On a side note, while searching about the issue, on one site I found somebody else also having the same issue with cinnamon on arch linux. For them the issue was with mesa libgl libraries. They downgraded the mesa libgl drivers and that solved the issue for them. I am not sure how to do that on mint.
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Re: VirtualBox, LM17, Running in Software Rendering Mode

Postby hectorsales on Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:41 am

I am also affected by this problem, I think it's a problem of the driver "mesa" libraries. The system was updated to mesa 10.1.2 to 10.1.3 this broke for some unknown reason the 3D acceleration. I'll open a topic in the specialized forum virtualbox. To see what is happening.

My topic in virtualbox forum:
https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=62041

Best Regards .. :D
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Re: VirtualBox, LM17, Running in Software Rendering Mode

Postby dumbcoder on Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:57 am

Yes, the issue seems specifically with VBox only. I have installed latest updates on VMWare player machine (including mesa updates as mentioned by hectorsales) but on VMWare machine it is running without any issues. So there might be some conflict with VBoxVideo and new mesa libraries.

For the time being I will continue using VM on VMWare machine and wait for updates with fixes, either for VBox or mesa libraries.
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Re: VirtualBox, LM17, Running in Software Rendering Mode

Postby Shevchuk on Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:26 am

Have the same problem on Ubuntu after updating mesa to 10.1.3. This VirtualBox ticket seems to be related: https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/12941
There is an updated Guest Additions image in comments, and installing GA from it fixed the problem for me.
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Re: VirtualBox, LM17, Running in Software Rendering Mode

Postby dumbcoder on Fri Jun 06, 2014 5:27 am

Thanks for the info. Downloading the updated GA iso and will update after install.
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Re: VirtualBox, LM17, Running in Software Rendering Mode

Postby hectorsales on Fri Jun 06, 2014 5:51 am

The G.A 4.13 fixed the issue.

https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/12941

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Re: VirtualBox, LM17, Running in Software Rendering Mode

Postby dumbcoder on Fri Jun 06, 2014 5:58 am

Yes, GA 4.3.13 iso solved the issue for me too. Thanks a lot for the help. :)
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Re: [Solved]VirtualBox, LM17, Running in Software Rendering

Postby malch on Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:25 pm

GA 4.3.13 worked here too. You guys are awesome, thank you!
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Re: [Solved]VirtualBox, LM17, Running in Software Rendering

Postby altae on Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:11 pm

Worked for me too. Thanks a lot.
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Re: [Solved]VirtualBox, LM17, Running in Software Rendering

Postby kptrollo on Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:55 pm

The combination of GA 4.3.13 and 3D acceleration crashes my VBox every time I login to my LM17.
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Re: [Solved]VirtualBox, LM17, Running in Software Rendering

Postby tachyonxero on Sun Jun 15, 2014 5:40 pm

The links I find for the new GA iso are all broken, can anyone tell me where to find 4.3.13?
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Re: [Solved]VirtualBox, LM17, Running in Software Rendering

Postby kptrollo on Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:05 am

Not entirely shure what I did right the last time but after a couple of iterations of uninstall and install i actually does work for me as well.
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Re: [Solved]VirtualBox, LM17, Running in Software Rendering

Postby GJ51 on Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:55 am

Same problem.

Unfortunately there are no active links to GA 4.3.13 iso working. Seems like it's been taken down.

Any active link or alternate download method/sharing would be appreciated.

EDIT: Found this link - https://www.virtualbox.org/download/tes ... -94067.iso

getting ready to install. I will update once I test it.

EDIT: SUCCESS!!

Follow instructions posted here: http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-1957 ... -mint.html

EDIT: The link for the download is now dead. If another isn't available, contact me with a PM and I'll give you a link from my Onedrive account.
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Re: [Solved]VirtualBox, LM17, Running in Software Rendering

Postby arnotixe on Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:50 am

Just wanted to +1. Using previous poster's suggestion 4.3.13, this works in my linux 16 HOST, linux 17 GUEST config.

thanks a lot :D
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Re: [Solved]VirtualBox, LM17, Running in Software Rendering

Postby theslut2 on Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:54 am

Can someone put the iso up on Dropbox or something. The link is no longer working. Thanks.
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Re: [Solved]VirtualBox, LM17, Running in Software Rendering

Postby GJ51 on Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:55 pm

theslut2 wrote:Can someone put the iso up on Dropbox or something. The link is no longer working. Thanks.


The link for the download is now dead. If another isn't available, contact me with a PM and I'll give you a link from my Onedrive account.

If anyone finds an updated link, please post here.
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Re: [Solved]VirtualBox, LM17, Running in Software Rendering

Postby stevedev on Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:09 am

I can confirm.. using the 4.3.13-94438 GA iso worked on LM17 Cinnamon 64bit / VB 4.3.12 installed
Thx all!
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