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Thread: Ubuntu 12.10 pretty slow on Virtualbox

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 pretty slow on Virtualbox

    Sorry to hear that, Mark. Unfortunately, I have no further suggestions to make
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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 pretty slow on Virtualbox

    I have a macbook pro 2011 with an i7 and 16gb of ram. Ubuntu 12.10 runs horribly as well. I've installed the headers, vbox additions, and added vboxvideo to /etc/modules and then I was unable to get screens to load from unity as screens were not showing. I finally got ccsm installed and was able (with lots of time and persistence) able to uncheck the framebuffer object option (I followed this here:
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/20781.../214968#214968)

    Now my ubuntu works but it's still painfully slow. It takes 30 seconds to bring up the unity dash. Honestly I ran vm's in 2006 with a single core processor host and a guest with 128mb of ram years ago and they were much smoother than this (gui and all).. Seems we've taken several steps backwards!

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 pretty slow on Virtualbox

    I figured out the solution, just increase the number of CPU's you give to the guest OS.. This makes a huge difference. Virtualbox says that this will hurt performance but it's not true. It was a major difference.. It works reasonably fast now.

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