VirtualBox 2D acceleration

Rusty Nejdl rnejdl at
Wed Sep 29 22:09:05 UTC 2010

 On Wed, 29 Sep 2010 16:27:24 -0500 (CDT), "Sean C. Farley" 
 <scf at> wrote:
> On Wed, 29 Sep 2010, Rusty Nejdl wrote:
>> On Sat, 25 Sep 2010 20:21:31 -0500 (CDT), "Sean C. Farley" 
>> <scf at> wrote:
>>> Here is a patch that adds 2D acceleration.  I am not sure if the 
>>> VirtualBox_LIBS.freebsd line is needed or not, but it does not cause 
>>> any apparent regressions.  I tested this with the Nvidia driver, and 
>>> it shows improvement within the VM.  I do not know how other drivers 
>>> will work.  EXA may be required over XAA.
>>> If the patch does not make it through the mailing list filter, it 
>>> can also be found here:
>> I've been testing this since you sent it out on 64bit FreeBSD and 
>> have seen no issues whatsoever.  Not sure about how much speed up 
>> though but no stability issues.
> That is good to hear.
> Sean

 Just found the enable 2d acceleration checkbox.  I only works for 
 Windows clients that you have installed the 2d acceleration drivers.  
 Using it for Diablo II has a noticeable improvement.  No mouse 
 stuttering that I have seen since then.

 Rusty Nejdl

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