Re: nvidia drivers..
Kee - in Virtual Machine installations the Nvidia drivers must be installed and working correctly on the host (physical) machine. They will then work automatically and correctly in the virtual machines, regardless the virtual OS installed. Virtualbox handles this. You will need to allocate some memory in your virtual machine if you need to use hardware acceleration; but if this is the case running in a virtual machine is only going to slow and impair your productivity. If you need high performance graphics, run in native mode (no virtual session).
The main purpose of Virtualbox is 1) testing and evaluating an OS or product, and 2) Hosting websites and web servers. Neither of these functions require high end graphics.
Set up the Nvidia drivers on the host, then configure Virtualbox as recommended in the very through and easy to use instructions. You will need to find out how much video memory you have, and the other details about your hardware. If you don't maintain the computer, get the person who does to give you a hand the first time and you will save a lot of time and trouble.
Last edited by fudoki; April 4th, 2011 at 07:39 AM.
AMD 9950 X4 w/8Gb on Asus M3A-H/HDMI w/ Nvidia 780G chipset and Asus Nvidia 7650GT w/256Mb running Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" AMD64