Using JavaFX on VMWare / Linux

Kevin Rushforth kevin.rushforth at
Fri Feb 27 16:28:30 UTC 2015

Chien is correct that this is not a supported config. However, I know of 
cases where it has been used successfully without HW acceleration 
enabled (not sure whether it would work with HW acceleration, but there 
would be more risk in doing that).

-- Kevin

Chien Yang wrote:
> Hi Adam,
> I would like to inform you that VMware is not a certified hypervisor 
> for Oracle JDK 8 and JRE 8, and hardware rendering is not supported in 
> guest systems on Oracle VM, VirtualBox and Hyper-V Server 2012. Please 
> see this link for details information:
> - Chien
> On 2/26/15 10:43 PM, Adam Granger wrote:
>> The company I work at mandate Linux development is done on a Redhat 6.x
>> guest within VMPlayer/Workstation on top of a Windows XP host.
>> Previous debugging has led me to believe, correct me if I'm wrong, that
>> drivers in the guest used to support OpenGL via VMWare expose the guests
>> hardware/driver strings such as  "vmware" etc, not the hosts
>> hardware/driver. Sorry I've not got the details with me right now, 
>> they're
>> at work, will update later...
>> I'd like to know if
>>    1) acceleration is expected to work on the guest if the host has a
>> supported GPU configuration?
>>    2) how the whitelist / blacklist system in prism works in this case?
>>      - I believe it sees "vmware" and then assumes vmware isn't "nvidia"
>> etc. and gives up
>>      - how can it see the hosts physical GPU hardware/driver 
>> correctly to
>> make an informed choice?
>>    3) is it possible to disable/override the white/blacklist system 
>> albeit
>> at risk?
>> Kind regards,
>> Adam.

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