Tag Archives: Virtual Machines

Compiz in VirtualBox

Yes you read that correctly! 😀 As of VirtualBox 2.2, Compiz works inside your VM.  It works best provided it’s supported on the host.  All you need to do is update your guest addons with the newest version and enable Hardware Acceleration in the VM settings.  I tested this on a Nvidia GeForce 8400GS M and it works wonderfully.  It’s not even slow.  It’s just as fast as running Compiz natively.  Incredible!  Good work to the VirtualBox devs! 😀

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VirtualBox Update Fixes USB on Linux Hosts

A new version of VirtualBox was releases today, 2.1.2.  Among the changelog was this:

USB: improved support for recent Linux hosts

Sure enough, no more “Cannot connect to USB subsystem” error upon opening the Settings dialog, and USB works without any messing around with anything. 😀

Get it now http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads