3D Support for Ubuntu on Virtualbox

If you are having trouble with 3D support on Ubuntu Virtual Machine, following this steps system will increase the performance. To verify is rendering software is working, run this command line on Terminal.

/usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p

If everything is green you don’t have to worry, otherwise follow this steps.

To enable 3D supported, fist you will need to update linux-headers

uname -r
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)
sudo apt-get autoremove
sudo apt-get install build-essential

Now insert vitualbox guest iso from devices and to install manually

cd /media
cd username
cd VBOX*
sudo ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run

Insert vboxvideo to /etc/modules
sudo nano /etc/modules

Add “vboxvideo” at the end of the file

Reboot the machine
sudo reboot

Check ”Not software rendered” and “Unity 3D supported” are enabled or not after rebooting
/usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p

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