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  1. #1
    joris20 NNTP User

    Default my VMware runs like a slug...


    i assigned it to use 2.6GB ram (i have 3gb physical + some swap) but
    STILL it runs like Vista on a pentium 1 with 64MB ram :S

    what should i do?

    vmware: workstation 6.5
    opensuse: 11.0
    cpu: AMD Athlon x64 5200+ (2x2.7GHz)
    gpu: nvidia geforce 8500 gt
    ram: 3gb physical


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  2. #2
    swerdna NNTP User

    Default Re: my VMware runs like a slug...


    Just a thought, might be irrelevant: You've left your host operating
    system too short on RAM, only left it 400Mb = 13%, so it will strangle.
    The recommended levels for the VM are a far smaller fraction of the
    whole RAM.


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  3. #3
    rjwilmsi NNTP User

    Default Re: my VMware runs like a slug...


    I don't recommend that you sign your virtual machine more than half of
    your system's RAM.

    What processes are there running on both your Linux host and Windows
    guest that are using any significant amount of CPU? My Windows guest
    suffers from the '100% CPU utilisation by svchost.exe bug' every time I
    open it up and try to access something that goes online (it's only
    Windows, I can't be bothered to work out why it does it).


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    webmania NNTP User

    Default Re: my VMware runs like a slug...


    joris20;1920024 Wrote:
    > i assigned it to use 2.6GB ram (i have 3gb physical + some swap) but
    > STILL it runs like Vista on a pentium 1 with 64MB ram :S
    >
    > what should i do?
    >
    > vmware: workstation 6.5
    > opensuse: 11.0
    > cpu: AMD Athlon x64 5200+ (2x2.7GHz)
    > gpu: nvidia geforce 8500 gt
    > ram: 3gb physical

    Yes, I have a simalar configuration and the same problem like joris20.
    My vmware workstation runs on a MS Windows 2003 Enterprise Server. When
    I start openSuse 11.1 in my VM, the cpu runs lie a mad and hangs my
    server. Windows Task Manager shows that th vmware workstations blocks
    all cpu's recources. Often I can switch off my server, only.

    On a second view I found out to switch off the my anti-virus program
    while openSuSE 11.1 boots. Abfter booting the linux I switch my
    anti-virus on, again. That my helps for a while but it doesn't solve the
    problem.

    Either openSuSE or VW worstation 6.5 has a bug. It is unnormal.

    Who knows a solution?

    Greetings, Webmania


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  5. #5
    Malcolm NNTP User

    Default Re: my VMware runs like a slug...

    Quote Originally Posted by webmania
    joris20;1920024 Wrote:
    > i assigned it to use 2.6GB ram (i have 3gb physical + some swap) but
    > STILL it runs like Vista on a pentium 1 with 64MB ram :S
    >
    > what should i do?
    >
    > vmware: workstation 6.5
    > opensuse: 11.0
    > cpu: AMD Athlon x64 5200+ (2x2.7GHz)
    > gpu: nvidia geforce 8500 gt
    > ram: 3gb physical

    Yes, I have a simalar configuration and the same problem like joris20.
    My vmware workstation runs on a MS Windows 2003 Enterprise Server. When
    I start openSuse 11.1 in my VM, the cpu runs lie a mad and hangs my
    server. Windows Task Manager shows that th vmware workstations blocks
    all cpu's recources. Often I can switch off my server, only.

    On a second view I found out to switch off the my anti-virus program
    while openSuSE 11.1 boots. Abfter booting the linux I switch my
    anti-virus on, again. That my helps for a while but it doesn't solve the
    problem.

    Either openSuSE or VW worstation 6.5 has a bug. It is unnormal.

    Who knows a solution?

    Greetings, Webmania
    Hi
    Can't you set vmware to be a exception not to scan by the anti-virus
    program?

    I don't believe it's a bug in either vmware or openSUSE. If you think
    it is, post a bug report in the appropriate places for vmware and
    bugzilla for openSUSE.

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  6. #6
    joris20 NNTP User

    Default Re: my VMware runs like a slug...


    i assigned a little less than half my ram (i have 3GB total) but still
    no luck.

    i might switch to CrossOver if possible. it seems to be quite good...

    thanks for your help though


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  7. #7
    noroyv NNTP User

    Default Re: my VMware runs like a slug...


    I'm using VMWare Server 1.0.7 on Win2003 Ent and experience the same
    problem. Have a dual core CPU, and it uses all CPU on one of the
    cores.

    Assigned 512 MB to the OpenSUSE machine. Using only syslog function on
    the OpenSUSE.

    Anyone found a fix or workaround?


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    chucktr NNTP User

    Default Re: my VMware runs like a slug...


    I run VMware 5.9 inside Linux. In other words Linux is the host. In
    running Windows inside VMware I have noticed that it is slower if I am
    using KDE4. Try switching to KDE3, it is faster.


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