Debian :: Hardware Acceleration Error In Virtualbox

Nov 19, 2015

I have a Debian 8 and i installed virtualbox via this command

Code: Select allapt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,') virtualbox

When I want to install Windows 8 on my virtualbox i get this error

Code: Select allVT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration has been enabled, but is not operational. Certain guests (e.g. OS/2 and QNX) requireat y this feature.  Please ensure thou have enabled VT-x/AMD-V properly in the BIOS of your host computer.

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Debian :: VirtualBox Error - 'install Virtualbox-ose-modules Package For Kernel And Execute 'modprobe Vboxdrv'

Apr 27, 2010

my error when trying to run a VB (Virtualbox). Error as copied from error box. install the virtualbox-ose-modules package for your kernel and execute 'modprobe vboxdrv' as root. VBox status code: -1908 (VERR_VM_DRIVER_NOT_INSTALLED).


I get this when trying to launch a VB after making one with wizzard.

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Debian Hardware :: No DRI/ AIGLX Error / Card Hardware Acceleration Doens't Work?

Jul 6, 2010

I have a ATI Technologies Inc RV530 [Radeon X1600] Card which used to work fine under Squeeze until some weeks ago, after an update in didn't anymore and since I wanted to install to Lenny anyway and did a clean install of Lenny and now the card hardware acceleration doens't work. I followed url.

Since I am using a backports kernel I installed firmware-linux-nonfree from lenny-backports.

% uname -r
% lspci -v | grep VGA
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV530 [Radeon X1600] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Section "Device"
Identifier† "Device0"

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Debian :: Error - Building The VirtualBox Guest Additions Kernel Module

Jun 16, 2010

I am running Lenny and using VirtualBox OSE 1.6.6. In order to try squeeze I installed it in a VM. I tried to install Guest Additions also, but i get this error:

VirtualBox 1.6.6 Guest Additions installation
Building the VirtualBox Guest Additions kernel module...
Building the shared folder support kernel module...
Unable to build the kernel module.

I checked what /var/log/vboxadd-install.log had to say:

/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.32-5-common/include/net/neighbour.h:115: error: variably modified a at file scope
/tmp/vbox.0/utils.c: In function 'sf_path_from_dentry:


I tried with 3 versions of the kernel 2.6.32-5-686,2.6.32-5-484,2.6.32-3-686 but I cannot get it to work using any of them. Also I tried to install version 2.6.30-2-686 but I couldn't since synaptic said that it Depends: linux-kbuild-2.6.30 but it is not installable.

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Debian Hardware :: HW Acceleration For Browsers

May 25, 2014

I just installed Debian Stable on an old HP Mini 110-1033CA netbook. glxinfo indicates that I have Intel 945GME graphics. xserver-xorg-video-intel package is installed but neither google-chrome stable nor Firefox 29 appear to be able to use hardware acceleration. "about:support" and "chrome://gpu" both show that hardware acceleration is unavailable.

How can I get my graphics hardware working?

Code: Select allnathan@hpmini:~$ glxinfo | grep OpenGL
OpenGL vendor string: Tungsten Graphics, Inc
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) 945GME x86/MMX/SSE2
OpenGL version string: 1.4 Mesa 8.0.5
OpenGL extensions:
Code: Select allnathan@hpmini:~$ lspci | grep VGA
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GSE Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)

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Debian :: Disable 3D Video Acceleration With Yahoo Parameter

Mar 13, 2016

My system is a 2.0Ghz Dual Core PowerMac G5 Ram 16Gb - 2Tb HDD - It is running Jessie 8.3 [new Install] and seems stable enough.....! My system is showing the message below on boot up, but I don't know why? I have had to disable the 3D video acceleration with a Yaboot parameter "nouveau.noaccel=1' to get the system to load KDE. I am also having some bluetooth headaches (along with many other people apparently).

# systemctl systemd-modules-load.service
Unknown operation 'systemd-modules-load.service'.
root@Apple-Desktop:~# systemctl status systemd-modules-load.service
‚óŹ systemd-modules-load.service - Load Kernel Modules


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Debian :: Turn On Graphics Acceleration Again Without Having The Screen Flashing On And Off?

Dec 17, 2010

I initially installed Debian Lenny on my system but couldn't get sound to work so I upgraded to squeeze hoping that the newer kernel would somehow fix that. Unfortunately, the update caused the screen to flash on and off starting at the login screen - I'd get a split second with the screen on and then it would go off for a second or two. The boot screen still allows me to boot from Lenny's linux kernel, and that still works. I also had this problem when I installed ubuntu on this computer so after some searching around I remembered that adding radeon.modeset=0 as a boot option fixed this. Now the screen no longer flashes, but everything is really slow - I think that disabled graphics acceleration? After some searching around it seems that these problems are probably caused by something called KMS in newer linux kernels but I don't really know.

Anyway, does anyone have any ideas as to how I could turn on graphics acceleration again without having the screen flashing on and off? Or suggestions for making sound work? I think in the past (on ubuntu) I ended up having to enable the proprietary graphics driver, but on the other linux distros i've tried I used proprietary graphics and flash and my computer got slower and slower and started to crash, so I'd rather stick to the open source driver if possible - i don't need really need 3d acceleration. Stability is the reason I switched to debian. My computer is running Debian squeeze amd64, intel core 2 duo e8400, ati radeon 4830, 4 gigs of ram. relevant results from lspci: 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) HD Audio Controller. 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV770 LE [Radeon HD 4800 Series] 01:00.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc HD48x0 audio maybe part of the audio problem is that there are two audio devices listed?

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Debian Multimedia :: No Hardware Acceleration On Cinnamon Live

Oct 30, 2015

I've made a persistent live USB out of an amd64 Cinnamon iso, but it has problems running on my old Dell XPS Studio 16.The laptop has an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3670, and all needed packages are installed (Xorg, libgl1-mesa-dri, xserver-xorg-video-radeon and firmware-linux-nonfree), but the system starts without video hardware acceleration.I've read that I have, in this case, to tell to use the srivers in /etc/X11/xorg.conf. To do it, I first stop lightdm and do it in tty, but it fails with a long can I give you that tty output? I tried both with > and with tee, but the file I indicate as output is created empty.

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Debian Hardware :: Unable To Disable Mouse Acceleration

Oct 30, 2015

I'm using Debian Jessie with nvidia, and i am unable to disable mouse acceleration.

I have tried using this config in xorg.conf.d but without success.

Select all Section "InputClass"
   Identifier "Cooler Master Storm Havoc Mouse"
   MatchIsPointer "yes"
   Option "AccelerationProfile" "-1"
   Option "AccelerationScheme" "none"

In the xorg log it seems as if the devices are incorrectly recognized

Select all[     6.786] (II) config/udev: Adding input device Cooler Master Storm Havoc Mouse (/dev/input/event9)
[     6.786] (**) Cooler Master Storm Havoc Mouse: Applying InputClass "evdev keyboard catchall"
[     6.786] (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'Cooler Master Storm Havoc Mouse'
[     6.786] (**) Cooler Master Storm Havoc Mouse: always reports core events
[     6.786] (**) evdev: Cooler Master Storm Havoc Mouse: Device: "/dev/input/event9"
[     6.786] (--) evdev: Cooler Master Storm Havoc Mouse: Vendor 0x2516 Product 0x1d
[     6.786] (--) evdev: Cooler Master Storm Havoc Mouse: Found 1 mouse buttons

[Code] ....

Here it seems as if the mouse is recognized twice, once as a mouse and once as a keyboard, where it says "Cooler Master Storm Havoc Mouse: (accel) keeping acceleration scheme 1" so I'm wondering if this is what causing the problem with mouse acceleration not working.

However my USB headset also seems to be recognized as a keyboard in the xorg log, but it works just fine. In xinput list and xfce mouse settings, the mouse is listed twice and even the keyboard is listed as a mouse.

Select allVirtual core pointer                       id=2   [master pointer  (3)]
⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer                 id=4   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ Cooler Master Storm Havoc Mouse            id=9   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ Cooler Master Storm Havoc Mouse            id=10   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ Logitech USB Keyboard                      id=11   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard                      id=3   [master keyboard (2)]

[Code] ....

in dmesg, the mouse is also listed twice, once as a mouse and once as a keyboard


Select all[    5.891478] input: Cooler Master Storm Havoc Mouse as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.2/usb6/6-1/6-1:1.0/0003:2516:001D.0002/input/input11
[    5.891586] hid-generic 0003:2516:001D.0002: input,hidraw1: USB HID v1.11 Mouse [Cooler Master Storm Havoc Mouse] on usb-0000:00:1d.2-1/input0
[    5.896154] input: Cooler Master Storm Havoc Mouse as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.2/usb6/6-1/6-1:1.1/0003:2516:001D.0003/input/input12
[    5.896236] hid-generic 0003:2516:001D.0003: input,hiddev0,hidraw2: USB HID v1.11 Keyboard [Cooler Master Storm Havoc Mouse] on usb-0000:00:1d.2-1/input1

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Debian Hardware :: Video Acceleration For Xpress 200M?

Mar 13, 2010

I installed Lenny on my HP/Compaq nx6125 (the Sempron 32 bit model). Although X is running OK, I can't get video acceleration working. Games like Nexuiz are unusable, and programs like Stellarium and Google Earth simply fail to load. i attached some information below.

Currently, I had the free radeon driver installed. The non-free fglxr drivers are available, but I read that they do not support old chipsets like the 200M. I would like to know some pointers or instructions on how to get acceleration working. Most of the information I read seems to be outdated.

tommy@tardis:~$ glxgears -info
Warning, xpress200 detected.
GL_RENDERER† †= Mesa DRI R300 20060815 x86/MMX+/3DNow!+/SSE2 NO-TCL
GL_VERSION† † = 1.3 Mesa 7.0.4


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Sep 10, 2010

I just set up my Debian Squeeze (previously I was an Ubuntu/Kubuntu user) with KDE and Catalyst 10.8 to run my HD5070 graphics card. I've read alot on various forums of all the 5xxx users like me unable to properly setup the system and others who say thier video watching, wine game playing and composition are working fine. The problem is tearing while playing video or manipulating windows within the DE. I have read ALOT about this subject as it is obviously very important to me. I've read alot 60+ page threads on phoronics full of names like xv and libva and about using mplayer with gl so on and so forth. Problem is, I can't find a wiki to explain how they mesh together. My questions are:

1. Are certain libraries compiled with acceleration support?
2. If so, why are other libraries not compiled with acceleration support?
3. I get a feeling the libraries these guys are using are different ffmpeg and stuff that those in the repos. Are they?
4. If so, where do you get them?

In short, how does one get compositing and watch a movie tear free (the tearing occurs with or without compositing)? No amount of xorg.conf playing fixes it and the driver is properly installed with direct rendering.

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Oct 20, 2010

I have a Slackware 13.1/64-current system running the kernel that I have installed the most recent nvidia drivers for (as of yesterday or day before) 260.19.12. If I boot up into run level 4 after running nvidia-xconfig in a console and run glxinfo as root I get:


bash-4.1# glxinfo
name of display: :0.0
Error: couldn't find RGB GLX visual or fbconfig

If I edit /etc/profile or /home/username/.bash_profile and add the following:



I have set both X=0 and X=1 as reported by [URL] I get the screen of information except it says


direct rendering: No (LIBGL_ALWAYS_INDIRECT set)

my lspci -v for the graphics card looks like this:

05:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G86 [GeForce 8500 GT] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: XFX Pine Group Inc. Device 2353
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16


I am sure I missing something from my xorg.conf but at this point I am not sure what I have been searching on this for days to no avail. From the log the only thing that looks like is a problem is it doesn't load the keyboard and mouse but it gets loaded later on in the file.

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Mar 9, 2011

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Here's my glxinfo output:
name of display: :0.0
display: :0† screen: 0
direct rendering: Yes
server glx vendor string: SGI
server glx version string: 1.2
server glx extensions:


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May 24, 2011

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My graphics cards:

Code: Select all $ inxi -Gx

Graphics: Card-1: Intel 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
Card-2: NVIDIA GM108M [GeForce 930M] bus-ID: 01:00.0
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