Saturday, February 12, 2011

Slow console performance in Ubuntu

The console on Ubuntu 10.04 server is painfully slow under virtual machine. The solution is to disable the frame buffer. Just append "blacklist vga16fb" to the end of the /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer.conf, save and reboot. (To prevent gdm from loading replace "quiet splash" to "text" in the /etc/default/grub and run update-grub.)

9 comments:

  1. thx for the tip! this speeds my terminal up so much faster <3

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  2. sadly I've found that most simple operations on virtual machine slow down my entire system (virtual and real) to painful levels.

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  3. Thanks for the small tip. It'll help me later on.

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  4. thanks for telling me this! keep up the good job.

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  5. I never switched so I'm all good.

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