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Osmos 06-14-2013 08:19 PM

Proper settings in virtual box for windows 7.
I've tried all 3 debian live images, ubuntu 12.04 & 13.04, mint debian and regular mint. I get odd little errors in all of them.

Both mint have icons disappear randomly. ubuntu 12.04 is very slow, ubuntu 13.04 is so stuttery it's completely un-usable. Gnome debian doesn't load the background wallpaper all the time, if it makes it past the login to begin with. KDE debian has a couple issues I don't like (asked about in another post) so I havn't messed with it much. XFCE debian is the only one that seems to work perfectly out of everything but I'm not a fan of XFCE. All md5 hashes confirmed and verified.

Is there a certain way I need to set up each VM in virtual box or are these type of things just the way it is right now. Was hoping linux had advanced from when I last tried it a few years ago. All these little glitches and such though on nearly every distro I've tried I'm hoping this is due to bad vm setup and not normal issues with linux itself.

I'd really like to change over to linux but if this stuff is normal I'm not in to fight it the whole way.

Hardware used.

AMD Phenom II x6 1055t 2.8ghz
ATI Radeon 5770
4gb Ram
500gig platter drive
1tb platter drive
Don't remember motherboard model.
Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Virtualization is enabled in the bios.

*edit* not sure this is correct forum, couldn't find a better place.

TobiSGD 06-15-2013 01:12 AM

All the distros you mentioned not working correctly use desktops that need 3D acceleration by default. I would try it with installing the Guest Additions, this should solve the problems.

Osmos 06-15-2013 02:25 PM

Unfortunately this is with guest additions installed. First thing I do after booting the vm. In debian's case they come with them pre-installed but I update them to the most current with the latest virtual box edition.

TobiSGD 06-16-2013 05:57 AM

How much RAM do you give the virtual videocards?

ksdeiva 06-16-2013 06:04 AM


Increase the video memory look it will help !!


Osmos 06-16-2013 03:08 PM

Lets me max at 128mb, also enabling 3d acceleration.

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