Lightroom Classic: When I go to slideshow neither preview nor play is active

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I can't preview or play slideshows
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Dana P Williams

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Rikk Flohr, Official Rep

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Sometimes weird behavior is corrected/cured by resetting the preferences. 

Reset Procedure:

1. Close Lightroom.
2. Hold down [Alt/Opt]+[Shift] while restarting Lightroom. 
3. Overwrite the Preferences when prompted by the dialog.
4. Close Lightroom.
5. Restart Lightroom.

Does the behavior continue after resetting the preferences?
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Simon Chen, Principal Computer Scientist

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Can you playback a video within the app?
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Dana P Williams

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Hey, thanks for taking the time to comment!   But, after resetting the preferences, lightroom was kind enough to tell me that my graphics card is not supported -- hence the disabling of preview and play!   Would have been nice to have seen that message at the start of all this!   I think it is because I run lightroom via VirtualBox on my linux machine.   As my friends tell, it is my own fault.  (I can play videos.)