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  • rastersoft
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    Hans de Goede has taken the driver from 52,861 lines of code down to 7,275 lines

    Whaaaaaaaaaat?????????????????????

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  • starshipeleven
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    Originally posted by artyom.h31 View Post
    Good news. However, recent versions of VirtualBox are quite unstable in my experience, so I'm looking for an alternative.
    Could you define "quite unstable"? as I use it heavily (ver 5.1.22 SUSE) and I don't see any instability.

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  • franglais125
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    I find this interesting. I thought that Virtualbox was a dying project. Not that it *is* dead, but in the process of dying. Perhaps I just got the wrong impression.

    Anyway, I'd like to use Gnome Boxes, but last time I tried it didn't support multiple screens. And the GUI options were rather limited. If I'm wrong, I'd love to know how to do that

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  • 89c51
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    Originally posted by ehansin View Post
    Does this mean when running Linux as a VirtualBox guest we can now use Wayland? That would be awesome. Maybe this addresses something else, but if fixed that would be very cool.

    https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/13471

    Last time i tried you could run weston on it. It had its issues though.

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  • GreatEmerald
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    Huh, I thought it was already mainline...
    The host driver, on the other hand, would be nice to have upstream.

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  • adler187
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    Originally posted by artyom.h31 View Post
    As far as I can remember, it doesn't support snapshots.
    It's supported snapshots since 1.0: http://blog.wikichoon.com/2014/03/sn...t-manager.html

    The rest of your criticisms may still be valid, but haven't bothered me.

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  • ehansin
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    Does this mean when running Linux as a VirtualBox guest we can now use Wayland? That would be awesome. Maybe this addresses something else, but if fixed that would be very cool.

    https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/13471
    Last edited by ehansin; 09 June 2017, 12:27 PM.

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  • pouar
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    if this happens, I could probably enable CONFIG_TRIM_UNUSED_KSYMS in my kernel

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  • bug77
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    Originally posted by artyom.h31 View Post

    Yeah, KVM/virt-manager is a very nice project, but it doesn't have a 3D acceleration (virgl is still unusable). As far as I can remember, it doesn't support snapshots. A proper support of OVF is lacking too. The GUI is not on par with VirtualBox. Gnome Box looks better, but it lacks some features.
    I have also tried VMWare Player, and it feels so heavy.
    Go Docker

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  • artyom.h31
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    Originally posted by mmstick View Post

    QEMU/KVM works just fine with virt-manager.
    Yeah, KVM/virt-manager is a very nice project, but it doesn't have a 3D acceleration (virgl is still unusable). As far as I can remember, it doesn't support snapshots. A proper support of OVF is lacking too. The GUI is not on par with VirtualBox. Gnome Box looks better, but it lacks some features.
    I have also tried VMWare Player, and it feels so heavy.

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