VirtualBox is crawling with any graphical OS (Windows/Linux)

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VirtualBox is crawling with any graphical OS (Windows/Linux)

Postby Razva » 4. Apr 2019, 08:34

Hello,

I have a beefy i7, 16 GB RAM, 15 inch 2018 MacBook Pro. I've installed VirtualBox (latest) and Extension Packs (latest).

Doesn't matter how many resources I allocate, all VMs, with any kind of graphical UI, are absolutely crawling. I've made a "demo", you can find it at h ttps:// screencast. com/t/Z5wwjjim (first post so can't post links).

Here's the complete log of a session: h ttps:// gist.github. com/Razva/37d72e418cd121ad7322a86e695e7a56

Is this "the norm"? Any way to improve it?

Thank you,
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Re: VirtualBox is crawling with any graphical OS (Windows/Linux)

Postby socratis » 4. Apr 2019, 09:34

Razvan, this is *not* cool! I was talking to you live on IRC, solving your problem, and you "forgot" to mention that you were simultaneously posting on the forums? Really?

I have two words for you: not cool...
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Re: VirtualBox is crawling with any graphical OS (Windows/Linux)

Postby Razva » 4. Apr 2019, 14:32

Asking on IRC and on forums is quite common. In fact, I think that this occasion is the first one on which somebody got offended because of this. We're all different, I guess, so sorry if you got offended.

Anyway, as per our discussion, I've:
  • lowered the resolution to 800x600
  • set 2 CPUs
  • enabled I/O Cache
  • set 200% Global scaling for the guest VM

Unfortunately things are not (way) faster. I'll try with another OS, as Whonix doesn't support current VBox GAs.

Thank you for your support!
Last edited by socratis on 4. Apr 2019, 16:25, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Removed unnecessary verbatim quote of the whole previous message.
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