If I enable 3D Acceleration then all I see when I log in is a totally black screen:( I'm using VirtualBox 4.1.8 and my video card is an NVidia GeForce 9600 GT which has 3d Acceleration. I'm using the NVidia accelerated graphics driver marked as (Recommended) in the "Additional Drivers" dialogue in Ubuntu 10.10 x64 and the Guest Additions drivers provided with the Linux Mint DVD. I've put the VM's Video Memory to maximum (128MB) and still I get a black screen in Cinnamon session. This is really frustrating as I want to see if I can migrate to Mint from Ubuntu 10.10 (yes another Unity and Gnome 3 Shell avoider).
VB Setup is:-
Host: Ubuntu 10.10 x64 PC 12GB Ram 4 Procs, NVidia GeForce 9600 GT.
Guest: Linux Mint 12 x64 with Cinnamon desktop.
VB version: 4.1.8
VM Setup (relevant bits):-
General:Basic: OS: Linux, Version: Ubunut (64 bit)
System:Motherboard: Memory: 2048, Chipset:PIIX3, Enable IO APIC, Hardware Clock, Enable Absolute Pointing device
System:Processor: 2 CPU's, Exec Cap:100%, Enable PAE/NX
System:Acceleration: Enable VT-x/AMD-V, Enable Nested Paging
Display: Memory: 128MB, Monitor Count:1, Enable 3D Acceleration
Storage: SATA Controller, Type: AHCI, Port Count:1
Guest Additions as supplied on Linux Mint 12 DVD
I'm just wondering if running a 64 bit guest in a 64 bit host is the issue here.
Any advice to get this going would be greatly appreciated.