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Re: [Xen-users] 3D acceleration

To: Daniel Spies <daniel.spies@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] 3D acceleration
From: Christian Horn <chorn@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 15:19:45 +0200
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On Mon, Sep 24, 2007 at 03:05:15PM +0200, Daniel Spies wrote:
> I recently was searching for information about 3D acceleration in a Xen
> guest, but sadly I found only some probably outdated information from 2005.
> Is it possible to use 3D acceleration to play games? I plan to buy a new
> CPU in order to get this Intel-VT technology, but this is the main
> condition... If yes, are there any other requirements?

Its not supported in a generic way that works with 3d-applications in
windows/linux/whatever running in the domU.
The only way to use 3d-applications at the moment is running i.e. linux
in a domU and using http://www.cs.toronto.edu/~andreslc/xen-gl/
for GL-applications to run those on the graphiccard attached to

> Another small question: Does Xen Support Seamless Window?
No. Guess the most performant way to get this is to use virtual-
box, afaik they can also use the svm/vt-extension of cpus nowadays.


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