I setup a VirtualBox machine under Windows for dev related stuff (python, visual studio etc), everything works except that I cant run Blender :( it crashes with

AL lib: (EE) UpdateDeviceParams: Failed to set 48000hz, got 44100hz instead
Address : 0x00007FFD68CC702C
Module  : C:\Windows\system32\VBoxGL.dll

I can see that the gl driver is incompatiple which is fine but I am wondering if there is a way to make it work in some software opengl on Windows guest.


  • $\begingroup$ The VirtualBox has extensions, you can download and install. And there is some 3D-related settings for your VM. But the problem is not in video, but in sound. Try to disable the soundcard in your VM. $\endgroup$ – Mechanic Dec 29 '18 at 9:09
  • $\begingroup$ I do not think that it has anything to do with sound. And yes I hvae Virtualbox extensions installed and have 3d accelaration enabled. blender -nosound AL lib: (EE) ALCmmdevPlayback_open: Device init failed: 0x80070490 Error : EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION Address : 0x00007FFD73C1702C Module : C:\Windows\system32\VBoxGL.dll $\endgroup$ – yarun can Dec 29 '18 at 19:06
  • $\begingroup$ And what do you think it's all about, if not the sound (AL lib: (EE) UpdateDeviceParams: Failed to set 48000hz, got 44100hz instead)? ;-) Sometimes I see sound errors of blender via rdp on servers, where no sound installed. But it does not crash it completely. $\endgroup$ – Mechanic Dec 29 '18 at 22:18

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