There's a trend with some desktop Linux distributions to use more and more "eye-candy" which puts a greater strain on GPU functions offered by hypervisors.
VirtualBox offers 3D acceleration by intercepting OpenGL requests made by the guest vm, and passing then down to the host's OpenGL library to be executed (more...)
Oracle VM VirtualBox is great for trying out the latest and greatest technologies and platforms. So when Microsoft recently announced the Developer Preview for Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1, it was with eager anticipation that FatBloke ran to the TechNet Evaluation Center to download the isos.
Oracle has just released Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure version 3.5, a major new release which introduces some great new features, but also allows a VDI deployment that can start with a single server, yet scale to the Enterprise. Here's a quick review of some of these features:
Just last week Oracle released Oracle Linux 6.4 and so it was time that Fat Bloke updated his Oracle Linux guests.
So after a simple and quick:
I was in a position to reboot into my freshly updated 6.4 vm. But after rebooting I found myself looking at a stuck screen that looked a little like this:
The reason for getting stuck like this was because the installed VirtualBox Guest Additions were configured for an older X11 server, and the new update had a newer version.
So here's how to fix this:
- At this screen, type (more...)