Ubuntu 10.04 guest in Virtualbox: fixing slow screen refreshes

Ubuntu 10.04: On Intel Driver and Server Frame Buffer « solaris

Server Edition

I’m very disappointed to see that the server edition console is unbearably slow under VirtualBox. Again, this is not the case with 9.10 server. To work around this issue, you need to disable the frame buffer module:

edit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer.conf and add the following line:

blacklist vga16fb

Reboot and the console should be fine.

Excellent advice! Otherwise the console really is almost unusable.

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