Ubuntu – Android 3D acceleration in androVM with primusrun

12.04androidhybrid-graphicsvirtualbox

I have been trying an Android Virtual Machine called androVM on an Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit laptop with Intel/Nvidia hybrid graphics configuration as the guest OS (details on the graphic cards below). I tested some of the graphics-intense applications, like Angry Birds, and AnTuTu, a benchmarking application, running virtualbox and AndroVMplayer with primusrun, but they seem really slow, no difference whatsoever as when run without primusrun. I have also tried optirun, which simply crashes with a segfault. How can I enable OpenGL acceleration for this VM in my hybrid graphics system?

The AndroVM version I am running is this one:

androVM_vbox86tp_4.1.1_r6.1-20130222-gapps-houdini-flash.ova

And I am following the installation instructions as explained here:
AndroVM 20130222 release | AndroVM blog

Under Virtualbox, I have the switched Graphics options set to 128MB Video Memory and Enabled 3D Acceleration and 2D Acceleration. My host BIOS has its virtualisation options activated. Here are my hardware details:

sudo primusrun lshw -class display

*-display               
   description: VGA compatible controller
   product: GT218 [GeForce 310M]
   vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
   physical id: 0
   bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
   version: a2
   width: 64 bits
   clock: 33MHz
   capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
   configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0
   resources: irq:16 memory:d2000000-d2ffffff memory:c0000000-cfffffff memory:d0000000-d1ffffff ioport:d000(size=128) memory:d3000000-d307ffff
*-display
   description: VGA compatible controller
   product: Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
   vendor: Intel Corporation
   physical id: 2
   bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
   version: 18
   width: 64 bits
   clock: 33MHz
   capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
   configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
   resources: irq:52 memory:d3400000-d37fffff memory:b0000000-bfffffff ioport:e080(size=8)

When using optirun ./AndroVMplayer, I get this:

[VGL] WARNING: The OpenGL rendering context obtained on X display
[VGL]    :8 is indirect, which may cause performance to suffer.
[VGL]    If :8 is a local X display, then the framebuffer device
[VGL]    permissions may be set incorrectly.
Got command 1002
Got command 1002
Got command 1
Got command 1002
Segmentation fault (core dumped)

And here are the details of my virtualbox installation:

 dpkg -l virtualbox* | grep ii    

ii  virtualbox                                4.1.12-dfsg-2ubuntu0.2                               x86 virtualization solution - base binaries
ii  virtualbox-dkms                           4.1.12-dfsg-2ubuntu0.2                               x86 virtualization solution - kernel module sources for dkms
ii  virtualbox-guest-additions                4.1.12-1                                             transitional package for virtualbox-guest-additions-iso
ii  virtualbox-guest-additions-iso            4.1.12-1                                             guest additions iso image for VirtualBox
ii  virtualbox-guest-dkms                     4.1.12-dfsg-2ubuntu0.2                               x86 virtualization solution - guest addition module source for dkms
ii  virtualbox-guest-utils                    4.1.12-dfsg-2ubuntu0.2                               x86 virtualization solution - non-X11 guest utilities
ii  virtualbox-guest-x11                      4.1.12-dfsg-2ubuntu0.2                               x86 virtualization solution - X11 guest utilities
ii  virtualbox-qt                             4.1.12-dfsg-2ubuntu0.2                               x86 virtualization solution - Qt based user interface

If I run it with optirun, I get the following error:

> [VGL] WARNING: The OpenGL rendering context obtained on X display
> [VGL]    :8 is indirect, which may cause performance to suffer. [VGL] 
> If :8 is a local X display, then the framebuffer device [VGL]   
> permissions may be set incorrectly.
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glUseProgram:1913
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glUseProgram:1913
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glUseProgram:1913
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glUseProgram:1913
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glUseProgram:1913
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glCompileShader:351
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glGetShaderiv:1215
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glGetShaderInfoLog:1238
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glUseProgram:1913
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glGetUniformLocation:1382
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glUseProgram:1913
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glUseProgram:1913
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glUseProgram:1913
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glUseProgram:1913
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glCompileShader:351
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glGetShaderiv:1215
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glGetShaderInfoLog:1238
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glGetUniformLocation:1382
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glGetUniformLocation:1382
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glUseProgram:1913
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glUseProgram:1913
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glUseProgram:1913
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glUseProgram:1913
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glUseProgram:1913
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glUseProgram:1913
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glUseProgram:1913
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glUseProgram:1913
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glUseProgram:1913
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glCompileShader:351
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glGetShaderiv:1215
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glGetShaderInfoLog:1238
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glGetUniformLocation:1382
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glGetUniformLocation:1382
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glUseProgram:1913
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glCompileShader:351
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glGetShaderiv:1215
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glGetShaderInfoLog:1238
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glUseProgram:1913
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glGetUniformLocation:1382
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glGetUniformLocation:1382
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glGetUniformLocation:1382
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glUseProgram:1913
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glUseProgram:1913
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glUseProgram:1913
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glUseProgram:1913
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glUseProgram:1913
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glUseProgram:1913
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glUseProgram:1913
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glUseProgram:1913
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glCompileShader:351
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glGetShaderiv:1215
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glGetShaderInfoLog:1238
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glUseProgram:1913
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glGetUniformLocation:1382
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glGetUniformLocation:1382
> error 0x501
> sdk/emulator/opengl/host/libs/Translator/GLES_V2/GLESv2Imp.cpp:glUseProgram:1913
> error 0x501 AndroVMplayer: ../../src/xcb_conn.c:180: write_vec:
> Assertion `!c->out.queue_len' failed. Aborted (core dumped)

Best Answer

openGL uses specific rules when running an android environment. I'm not able to answer your question fully, but I can recommend you to an Android dev kit. developer.android.com/sdk/‎ Once this is set up, it will automatically configure your setup for optimum use of the rendering, and it can supply a 3d Android environment.