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software rendering mode. What do I do?

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:47 pm
by TheTribunalscause
Iam very new to computer science and linux distros and though I have a Nvidia gtx 1050, the terminal output tells me that the graphics mode setting has failed. What do I do?


Card: InnoTek Systemberatung VirtualBox Graphics Adapter
bus-ID: 00:02.0
Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) FAILED: modesetting
Resolution: 952x940@59.95hz
OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 6.0, 256 bits)
version: 3.3 Mesa 18.0.0-rc5 Direct Render: Yes

Re: software rendering mode. What do I do?

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:49 pm
by AscLinux
Unless you are allowing direct access to the nVidia card you don't have it in a virtual machine. You have virtual hardware, including virtual graphics card. You need to install virtualbox add-ons.

Re: software rendering mode. What do I do?

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:25 am
by smurphos
Boot mint in your virtual machine.

Open a terminal and run apt install build-essential

Then open the Vbox devices menu and select Insert Guest Additions CD...follow the on screen prompts. Once you have Guest Additions installed reboot.

Edit to add - I normally apply all pending updates on a new Vbox install before taking the steps above.....not essential to do so though.

Re: software rendering mode. What do I do?

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:21 am
by thx-1138
...increase Video Memory in VB's settings. Install the Guest Additions as said above. Read here as well.