Friday, June 4, 2010

Slow Linux console window in VirtualBox?

This is probably due to poor 2D acceleration. Per default Ubuntu uses the framebuffer for console and this is badly emulated on VirtualBox/MAC. To speed-up the console disable/blacklist the VGA frame buffer in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer.conf. To do this just add the following line: "blacklist vga16fb" and then reboot. Voila! the console should now be fine.

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