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Old 11-08-2009, 12:41 PM   #1
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Suns virtual box lagging resources on AMD dualcore Athlon 6000+


i was just wondering if virtual box is a resource hog for every one, and not just me. I feel my CPU is very powerful but nothing like an i7 but its better than what i used to run (=. so i guess its not really a problem but just maybe i didnt fine tune it enough.
 
Old 11-09-2009, 09:37 PM   #2
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Run this checklist:
Are you using a lot of resources?
Are you using a demanding desktop such as gome or kde?
Are 3d effects enabled for the desktop?
Are you using a resource hungry distro such as fedora or suse or full installs of debian, ubuntu or even slack?
Did you enable the virtual cpuflag from the bios or is it already available?
Are you running smp on the kernel or not?

Are the modules loaded and user permissions added?

Run the same checklist on the virtual machine.
 
Old 11-10-2009, 06:41 AM   #3
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Run this checklist:
Are you using a lot of resources? What ever ubuntu 9.10 runs standard.
Are you using a demanding desktop such as gome or kde? Kde
Are 3d effects enabled for the desktop? Maybe ill confirm after work
Are you using a resource hungry distro such as fedora or suse or full installs of debian, ubuntu or even slack? Full install of kubuntu 9.10 used half a tb. Split partitions
Gave / /home /user /tmp huge swap /var

Did you enable the virtual cpuflag from the bios or is it already available? Ill check
Are you running smp on the kernel or not? I don't think so I ran uname -a 2.16 I think.

Are the modules loaded and user permissions added? How?

Run the same checklist on the virtual machine.
Also I see your a bsd user/ I just jumped into pc-bsd I love how easy they made the pbi system although id rather use term. I tried pkg_add etc. Is there an indetpth system like in debian that I can search with this feature like the apt-cache search? Obviously bsd is different but maybe you.can help. My 64bit kubuntus been giving me many. Kernel erros and progs failing.
 
Old 11-10-2009, 09:57 AM   #4
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In /etc/group, there needs to be a vboxusers group created, if it doesn't already exist. You need to add your initial user account to this before you can use the machine properly.
Code:
#lsmod
shows loaded modules.
Be sure you have vboxdrv installed and loaded.
Code:
#lsmod |grep vbox
If no return for vboxdrv,
then :
Code:
modprobe vboxdrv
.
Also use the search function in synaptic and vboxdrv for the search term. Use option "name and description" to find reference.
Unless you are running intensive graphics rendering programs and using a multicore system simultaneously, swap doesn't need to be large. You can get way with 512M for swap size.
Install blackbox, fluxbox, xfce, etoile, or enlightenment- The first two are better, use right click, and are light on resources- and use the command line. You're going to be using kde services from the start and this will cut it down to only what needs to run.
What distribution are you running on the vm and what is it- Linux, BSD, solaris, etc?
 
  


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