CFD Online Logo CFD Online URL
Home > Forums > OpenFOAM Installation

VirtualBox, Ubuntu, 3D acceleration error

Register Blogs Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old   June 1, 2014, 14:19
Default VirtualBox, Ubuntu, 3D acceleration error
New Member
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 1
Rep Power: 0
TheRocketMan is on a distinguished road
Hello everyone,

I have installed VirtualBox 4.3.12 and Ubuntu (2014-02-04) as well as guest additions and I am having some problems.
I am working with VB and OpenFoam for the first time so I would appreciate some help from the experts.

Here is the problem:

Everything is OK, until I try to run one sample tutorial. When trying to open paraFoam I get this error:

Anyone knows what is causing this ? Keep in mind that I am completely new to OpenFoam and VB/linux.

ps: before I didn't get this error when 3D acceleration was off. But OpenFoam requested I should turn this option on and since then I don't know how to fix it.

edit: also, I should point out I have installed guest additions. There was an error during the installation process ( I have stupidly canceled it) If I try to reinstall it its a success but I still get this mouse/keyboard notifications about mouse/keyboard integration.
Thx for help!
much appreciated
TheRocketMan is offline   Reply With Quote

Old   June 8, 2014, 14:11
Super Moderator
Bruno Santos
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Posts: 10,031
Blog Entries: 39
Rep Power: 110
wyldckat is a glorious beacon of lightwyldckat is a glorious beacon of lightwyldckat is a glorious beacon of lightwyldckat is a glorious beacon of lightwyldckat is a glorious beacon of lightwyldckat is a glorious beacon of light
Greetings TheRocketMan and welcome to the forum!

I don't use VirtualBox myself, but the experience I've seen from other users is that the 3D hardware acceleration inside the virtual machines usually doesn't work as intended.
In addition, if you're using Ubuntu and using the default desktop interface, then it's an added problem.

Therefore, the three suggestions I have for you are as follows:
  1. If you still want to try the 3D acceleration, install LXDE in your Ubuntu virtual machine, and make sure you use it as the default desktop interface. It's a lot lighter and doesn't use 3D acceleration itself.
  2. AFAIK, others usually copy the simulation folder to the real Windows system for inspecting the results.
  3. Search here on the forum for "VirtualBox" and you should find other threads on this topic.
Best regards,
wyldckat is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
blockMesh with double grading. spwater OpenFOAM Native Meshers: blockMesh 86 October 20, 2016 14:01
Native ParaView Reader Bugs tj22 OpenFOAM Paraview & paraFoam 270 January 4, 2016 12:39
GroovyBC the dynamic cousin of funkySetFields that lives on the suburb of the mesh gschaider OpenFOAM 300 October 29, 2014 19:00
OpenFOAM without MPI kokizzu OpenFOAM Installation 4 May 26, 2014 09:17
DecomposePar links against liblamso0 with OpenMPI jens_klostermann OpenFOAM Bugs 11 June 28, 2007 17:51

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 22:22.