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Running under VirtualBox

Postby Marciano on Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:42 pm


I have experimented running Sublime Text under Virtual Box (on a Mac OSX host). Everything is fine using the --opengl switch or the "renderer opengl" option. It's slow largely because Virtual Box's support for OpenGL is still experimental, but it works.

Only one quirk; when the cursor is in the text area, it becomes almost invisible. It's black and thin, and so disappears over a dark background. I do not recall having the same issue when running natively (using Bootcamp on my Mac). Does this make sense?

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Re: Running under VirtualBox

Postby jps on Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:54 pm

The cursors are rendered with line primitives, while most of the rest of the UI is rendered with textured quads. It sounds like the OpenGL under VirtualBox simply isn't drawing GL_LINES correctly.
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