Commit 85d7b858 authored by Pranali Deshmukh's avatar Pranali Deshmukh

help: Add 3D Acceleration Page

Add user help documentation to enable 3D Acceleration for boxes; Update General tab
within the Properties View section within the interface page to add an entry for
3D acceleration.

Ref: #611
parent aef6aa3b
<page xmlns=""
type="topic" style="task"
<revision pkgversion="3.38.0" date="2020-10-04" status="review"/>
<link type="guide" xref="index#use" />
<credit type="author copyright">
<name>Pranali Deshmukh</name>
<include href="legal.xml" xmlns=""/>
<desc>Enable 3D Acceleration for your box.</desc>
<title>3D Acceleration</title>
<cite date="2020-10-04" href="">Pranali Deshmukh</cite>
<p>This assumes the reader has a basic understanding of 3D Acceleration in general.
By the end of this page, the reader will be able to easily enable 3D Acceleration for
their boxes.</p>
<p>Boxes now gives you the ability to to enable or disable 3D acceleration for your VMs
if both guest and host support it. This should allow you to improve the performance of
your everyday graphic-hungry applications and games. It uses <sys>Virgil</sys> to create
a virtual 3D capable graphics card for your QEMU virtual machines.</p>
<title>To enable 3D Acceleration in a box:</title>
<item><p>Right-click on the box in the collection view and select
<gui>Properties</gui>, or click the menu
(<media type="image" src="figures/open-menu-symbolic.svg"><span>settings</span></media>)
button in the header bar and select <gui>Properties</gui>.</p></item>
<item><p>The <link xref="interface#properties">Properties view</link>
opens, with the General tab selected by default.</p></item>
<item><p>If 3D Acceleration is supported, the <gui>3D Acceleration</gui> switch would
appear here. By default, it is disabled. To enable 3D Acceleration, simply toggle the
switch next to it to <gui style="switch">ON</gui>.</p></item>
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<credit type="editor">
<name>Pranali Deshmukh</name>
<include href="legal.xml" xmlns=""/>
......@@ -87,9 +92,8 @@
<item><p><gui>General</gui>: displays the box <gui>Name</gui> and
<gui>Broker</gui> or virtualizer being used (such as <em>QEMU</em>). For a
remote box, this tab also displays the <gui>Protocol</gui> (such as
<em>VNC</em>), and the <gui>URL</gui> to be used for remote access. When
the box is running, the <gui>Share Clipboard</gui> switch appears
<em>VNC</em>), and the <gui>URL</gui> to be used for remote access. The
<gui>3D Acceleration</gui> switch also appears here.</p></item>
<item><p><gui>System</gui> settings: shows running graphs of CPU, disk I/O
and network activity. <gui>Memory</gui> and <gui>Maximum Disk Size</gui>
sliders can be adjusted, and the <gui>Troubleshooting Log</gui> can be
help_files = [
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