[rescue] A wee bit off-topic
mh1272 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 16 09:56:52 CDT 2015
>From some laptop manufacturers, the same model laptop with an "identical"
configuration/part-number is not "identical". That is, even from some
manufacturers use different parts in the same part number. The current
crop of laptops and manufacturers may have cleaned up these types of
This can present the type of problems that you described.
On Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 7:15 AM, Meelis Roos <mroos at linux.ee> wrote:
> > Who here works with Sun's VirtualBox atop Linux? I've got such
> > and instance at $PPOE and am seeining horrible stability problems
> > with CentOS 7 and VirtualBox 4.3.28 -- lockups, mainly, with the
> > VBoxSVC executable going deaf to vboxmanage's requests. The only
> > way out is to kill VBoxSVC, and the collateral damage from that is
> > that all the VMs die as well.
> I had a generic Core2Duo 8400 + 8G RAM combo for VirtualBox VM-s and had
> occasional stability problems and snapshot corruption for a long time.
> Finally found that the hardware was bad. After replacing the hardware,
> it has worked fine.
> When I supervised an OS lab at the univeristy, we told our students to
> use VirtualBox so the environment would be same for users of all laptop
> OSes they had (Windows, OSX, Linux). In every classroom full of
> students, there were about 1-2 students who had recurring trouble with
> VirtualBox. To make things worse, many of the students had identical
> laptops and some of the misbehaving ones were identical to the working
> ones... we tried to fix it software-wise (one student even reinstelled
> his host OS multiple times to get things working). In retrospect I still
> do not know if they were hardware or software problems. Only one problem
> we identified as VirtualBox problem but that hit many students and we
> told them to pick the previous minor release for a fix.
> Meelis Roos (mroos at linux.ee)
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