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Old 05-17-2008, 11:07 PM   #1
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KDE super slow in FreeBSD 7


I installed FreeBSD 7 a few days ago in a virtual machine in Virtual Box. The machine has a 10 gb harddrive and 512 mb of ram. I know this shouldn't be causing it because I have CentOS 5.1 running in an exact same configuration and it runs as almost as fast as the host OS(which is slackware 12.1). I installed KDE and it runs so slow its not even funny. I tried following this thread http://www.bsdforums.org/forums/arch...hp/t-5403.html but there is no noticable speed increase. Any reasons why it is so slow?
 
Old 05-19-2008, 01:23 AM   #2
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CentOS uses Gnome while you are trying to use KDE, you are comparing apples to oranges here.
 
Old 05-19-2008, 05:18 AM   #3
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I installed FreeBSD 7 a few days ago in a virtual machine in Virtual Box.
I admit, my knowledge of virtualbox is limited, but as far as vmware goes, I know some stuff.
In vmware, one must install vmware tools, in order for the virtual machine to function better; doesn't virtualbox require the same ?
 
Old 05-19-2008, 10:13 AM   #4
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I know this shouldn't be causing it because I have CentOS 5.1 running in an exact same configuration and it runs as almost as fast as the host OS(which is slackware 12.1).
I'm not sure I agree with that conclusion. To really demonstrate that the problems aren't being caused somehow at the virtualization level, I'd remove it from the picture entirely (i.e. install on a standalone box).

I am also not familiar with virtualbox, but I can tell you I'm running both CentOS 5.1 and FreeBSD 7.0 instances (w/ FreeBSD 6.3 host) under qemu, without gui, and they perform comparably. (Yes, I know qemu is emulator and virtualbox is virtual machine...) Point is: I don't think FreeBSD is the problem. I'd check the virtualbox mail archives for known issues.
 
Old 05-19-2008, 12:47 PM   #5
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CentOS uses Gnome while you are trying to use KDE, you are comparing apples to oranges here.
You can install KDE in CentOS, you aren't forced to use Gnome

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I'm not sure I agree with that conclusion. To really demonstrate that the problems aren't being caused somehow at the virtualization level, I'd remove it from the picture entirely (i.e. install on a standalone box).

I am also not familiar with virtualbox, but I can tell you I'm running both CentOS 5.1 and FreeBSD 7.0 instances (w/ FreeBSD 6.3 host) under qemu, without gui, and they perform comparably. (Yes, I know qemu is emulator and virtualbox is virtual machine...) Point is: I don't think FreeBSD is the problem. I'd check the virtualbox mail archives for known issues.
I don't really have a free box at the moment to install FreeBSD on, but I'll check the mail archives. Another problem I have is that kde is being really unstable, for example, I tried launching the control center and it will crash the first couple of times I try to launch it, and it will eventually launch
 
  


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