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Shadow in a linux VM

  • 15 October 2020
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I am trying to run Shadow in a debian buster VM, but when I click “Start now” I get error R-300. This is with both ShadowBeta.AppImage and Shadow.AppImage.

I think the issue is there is only software video decoding in the VM, maybe Shadow on linux requires hardware decoding?


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I don’t think that what you’re trying to do is possible. While I know virtualization within virtuaization is possible, I don’t think Shadow is enabled to do so. Remember that Shadow is a VM in itself and given that it prohibits VMs to run in it, it wouldn’t surprise me if it stops itself from running in a VM.

Sorry, I was unclear. I want to run the shadow client in a linux VM, not my shadow server.

For example, Stadia and GeforceNow have (browser) clients that work in linux VMs with pure software video decoding only.

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You need HW accelerated video decoding, for the linux client vaapi. If you manage to get that working in your VM the shadow client should work.

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