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Garry Taylor

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Virtualbox video performance
« on: July 19, 2020, 05:51:21 am »
Hi,
I'm now running ArcaOS on VirtualBox, however video performance in 16 million colours is pretty awful. I went down to 32k colours, and it is a lot better, but still performance, especially Firefox isn't great.

I've seen a YouTube video of ArcaOS in VirtualBox and that is running a lot better than mine is:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PZE_swqO5U

So, are then any options for making this run a bit better? My host is Win10, 16GB RAM, Intel integrated graphics.

I'm interested because I'm thinking of using ArcaOS on VirtualBox on a laptop vs. actually try to install natively. At least then I get wifi, sleep, touchscreen support etc. without worrying about driver support.

Thanks

Garry

jamie marchant

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Re: Virtualbox video performance
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2020, 02:44:47 am »
Install Guest Additions if they are supported:
https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch04.html

If not, try and find a VESA driver for ArcaOS. VirtualBox prefers this to SVGA/VGA. Make sure you allocate enough video ram to the VM. It's odd that you said you dropped the number of colors; everything I read about VirtualBox says it works best at high color mode. (it takes more CPU cycles to limit the colors?)

Oh, and zooming can sometimes hurt performance.