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"Solution for Hardware graphics acceleration" on linux host

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VMWare Workstation: Player 16.1.2 build-17966106

Host: Ubuntu 20.04.2 latest

Guest: Windows 10, VMW tools installed

VMW complains for "Solution for Hardware graphics acceleration" and/or "No 3d support is available from the host".

VMW provides no detailed info or log.

Questions:

1. What does VMW expects on Linux host?

2. Is Guest/Windows 10 D3D supported on Linux host?

 

More info:

OpenGL and Vulkan are working correctly, under both Mesa stack and Radeon pro stack.

VMW complains for "Solution for Hardware graphics acceleration" if GLX=Radeon and Vulkan=Radeon+HD.

VMW complains for "Solution for Hardware graphics acceleration" and "No 3d support is available from the host", if GLX=Radeon and Vulkan=Radeon only (with HD config disabled).

System:

GPU: AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH (Polaris 22 XT, almost equivalent to Radeon RX 500) and Intel HD Graphics 630.

GLX: RadeonVega M GH, OpenGL 4.6

Vulkan: Both HD Graphics 630 and Radeon Vega M GH

OpenGL and Vulkan are working correctly, under both Mesa stack and Radeon pro stack.

 
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mkubecek
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Unfortunately, VMware seems to only care about NVidia GPUs (and even those only with proprietary driver) and does not officially support "3D Acceleration" on linux hosts with AMD GPUs, see e.g. this document

It should be possible to enable it on Radeon GPU with

mks.gl.allowBlacklistedDrivers = "TRUE"

But then you are on your own.

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mkubecek
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Unfortunately, VMware seems to only care about NVidia GPUs (and even those only with proprietary driver) and does not officially support "3D Acceleration" on linux hosts with AMD GPUs, see e.g. this document

It should be possible to enable it on Radeon GPU with

mks.gl.allowBlacklistedDrivers = "TRUE"

But then you are on your own.