I need to create a Virtual Machine running a Linux-based OS. I have tried with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and 18.04 LTS. The problem that I can't help having is that its interface is laggy and slow in terms of its response, and it is obvious that it's due to a low video performance. A simple example: if I play a 720p video on YouTube, Firefox might crash or the image of the video usually stays frozen.
I have done a little research and the problem is, apparently, how the VM virtualises the graphic resources of my computer, since it doesn't have a videocard. However, my host computer with Windows 10 works just fine, without any troubles. I have also installed the VM in another laptop of mine, which counts with a graphic board, and the difference of performance is remarkable, for the better.
I5-5200 @ 2.20GHz 2.19GHz 8GB RAM (7.88 to be used) Intel HD Graphics 5500 250GB SSD Virtualization is on
Virtual machine specs:
4000MB RAM (have tried also with 3GB) 128MB for video 3D acceleration enabled 30GB for storage
I have read that common problems are not to have installed VirtualBox Guest Additions or not having enabled Unity 3D, but I have none of them:
My questions would be:
- Is there anything that I'm missing or could do in order to improve the performance of the virtual machine?
- Is there any Linux-based OS which would be more suitable for my computer instead of Ubuntu?
Please, let me know if you need further information. Thanks!