Speed Up Ubuntu 15.10 Running on VirtualBox

The latest Ubuntu releases always lack good stability with not-so obvious solutions, as Ubuntu 12.04 and prior worked without any such problems. Here are some quick fixes to speed up Ubuntu 15.10 running on VirtualBox. Before you do any of this make sure your software is up to date. sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade 1. Enable 3D Acceleration Ubuntu with its Unity desktop has become quite graphics-intensive. As such it is recommended to let the VM use full power of your graphics card, and, if necessary, to increase the video memory for high resolutions....

January 30, 2016 · 2 min · 238 words · Gian Sass

Enable VT-x on the ThinkPad X200

So I got this new laptop, a ThinkPad X200 that I’m mainly going to use for web development and school, but I had a problem getting virtual machines to start. I checked the BIOS and turned on VT-x (Intel Virtualization Technology), but the OS didn’t seem to care. Turns out you have to shutdown the laptop completely: rebooting alone won’t change the setting!** **Unplug the laptop and take out the battery if you have one inserted, then wait for 10 seconds and then start again....

August 12, 2015 · 1 min · 129 words · Gian Sass