things just sometimes stick and dont display correctly. Ubuntu 15.04 with unity.

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first picture should have looked like this:

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This is really really bad quality. I can't disable 3d acceleration, the apps would become annoyingly slow, unusable.

Is there something I can do?

Change unity with smth else?

pull the plug on virtualbox?

change from virtualbox to vmware?


  • Q: What is your physical host's video hardware? Did you install a corresponding Linux drver? The screen resolution of your Unity guest? What OS is your physical host running? – paulsm4 Jul 22 '15 at 6:47
  • it's windows 8.1 resolution is up to 1920x1080 I generally use it in windowed mode. It's a intel HD graphic card of an asus notebook. I didn't know I am supposed to install drivers when using Virtualbox? – Toskan Jul 22 '15 at 7:11
  • it is still buggy, even in full screen mode – Toskan Jul 22 '15 at 7:14
  • Yes, by all means download the latest Linux Graphics Installer from Intel, and see what it recommends: 01.org/linuxgraphics/downloads – paulsm4 Jul 22 '15 at 7:16
  • there is no installer for ubuntu 15.04 – Toskan Jul 22 '15 at 7:32

i actually ended up using lubuntu install instead, worked better for me. I think there is a known problem with ubuntu 14 and the graphics card

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