[TriLUG] TriLUG Digest, Vol 869, Issue 1
randy at electronsweatshop.com
Mon Oct 26 18:09:58 EDT 2009
John Brier wrote:
> Anyway the actual Windows XP VM was too underpowered to play video
> smoothly with playOn. My host was a Debian 5.0.1 Athlon 64 3200+ with
> 2 GB memory. I gave the windows guest 1 GB of memory and playon
> claimed the CPU was not adequate (it has a little color coded rating
> red/yellow/green) The CPU was listed as yellow. also, fwiw playon has
> a minimum requirement of 512 MB of memory.
> My system doesn't have virt extensions, I imagine if it did the guest
> might perform well enough. I may have to upgrade my router/server to
> accommodate this in the future. Hope this helps others.
Virtualization extensions may help out in this scenario. You may also
try to add more virtual video memory to the VM. I have no idea if that
will be used heavily in this scenario, as I am not too familiar with
graphics systems, but it's probably worth a shot since it's easy to do.
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