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Add mks.gl.allowBlacklistedDrivers = "TRUE" in the .vmx file. It has worked for Linux Mint Cinnamon as host with kernel 3.16 and Debian 8.2 Cinnamon as guest.


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Delete your /etc/X11/xorg.conf It will make the FGLRX driver to default itself to the HD 7640G after reboot and you'll get working VAAPI with HD 8500M being completely disabled. It seems that "aticonfig --initial" command is unable to generate a proper and valid xorg.conf on a dual-adapter systems regardless of it's additional parameters. PS You may also ...


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Enable "virtualization" in your boot settings. It is "off" by default in most laptops. As pointed out by Aizuddin Zali , may be vendor have locked in "Virtualization". Therefore can you just inform what Machine (machine number , company) you are using?


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Ok all i had to do according this https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=199749 is to launch vlc with vlc --avcodec-hw=vaapi or to change vlc settings in "codec" and choose vaapi via x11 instead of vdpau.



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