You must perform certain preparation tasks on the host system to use DirectX 9 accelerated graphics in a virtual machine.

Verify that the host operating system is Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Linux.

On a Windows host, verify that the host has a video card that supports DirectX 9 and the latest DirectX Runtime.

On a Linux host, verify that the host has a video card that can run accelerated OpenGL 2.0.

1

Upgrade the video drivers on the host system to the latest versions.

ATI Graphics drivers are available from the AMD Web site. NVIDIA drivers are available from the NVIDIA Web site.

2

If you have a Windows host system, move the Hardware Acceleration slider to the Full position.

Option

Description

Windows XP

Right-click the desktop and select Properties > Settings > Advanced > Troubleshoot.

Windows Vista

Right-click the desktop and select Personalize > Display Settings > Advanced Settings > Troubleshoot > Change settings.

Windows 7

Right-click the desktop and select Personalize > Screen resolution > Advanced Settings > Troubleshoot > Change settings.

3

If you have a Linux host system, run commands to test the host for compatibility.

a

Verify that direct rendering is enabled.

glxinfo | grep direct

b

Verify that 3-D applications work.

glxgears