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Posted · Cura running on Virtual Machine

We have encountered difficulties installing Cura 2.6.2 on a virtual machine. Cura installs, but once we try to open it, an error message pops up that it is unable to access OpenGL libraries, and Cura closes. Our IT person has suggested that because this is a virtual machine, Cura isn't able to access the GPU as it would on a physical machine. We're working on a virtual machine as this creates an image, which is rolled out to the 100+ PCs in our student laboratories. The virtual machine is running Windows 10.

 

Has anyone encountered similar difficulties? Are there possible work arounds, or do we have to run Cura on a physical machine for it to access the GPU?

 

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    Posted · Cura running on Virtual Machine

    I successfully run Cura on a Ubuntu virtual machine running in a VMWare host on Windows. I have never tried a Windows VM running on a Windows host.

     

    When starting Cura, it asks the OS "can you do OpenGL?". If the OS says "no", Cura cannot start.

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    Posted · Cura running on Virtual Machine

    Our IT person was able to address the problem. They installed something (not sure if it was new libraries or drivers) on the Virtual Machine which allowed it to access OpenGL, at which point Cura was able to function properly.

     

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