I am using android studio and using Genymotion as my virtual device in Ubuntu 14.0.4 LTS. I was having a good time with Genymotion. Since a week as i run Virtual machine to use Genymotion computer Suddenly Freezes. But as soon as i close the Virtual machine machine starts working smoothly.What can be the problem? is it the problem with my machine?


Genymotion is a known resource hog. Maybe you need to add more RAM. Then you can allocate more RAM to the VirtualBox VM.

A guest OS in VirtualBox can be configured to use up to 256MB video memory. To increase the video memory to 256MB, open the terminal and type:

VBoxManage modifyvm "Name of VM" --vram 256  

You can also configure the number of processors in the VirtualBox settings.

  • its already 4GB it was working well before... – niroz thapa Aug 27 '16 at 2:54
  • It will work faster with 8GB RAM. Storing the VirtualBox files on an SSD speeds up performance too. – karel Aug 27 '16 at 2:55
  • yes i now it but i mean to say that it was working fine even with 4 gb but now it always freezes. The solution only i have is to Format my device which i cannot do it. Is there any resources for this to run as before? – niroz thapa Aug 27 '16 at 2:58
  • lol, i have a ssd, 8gb ram and Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti GPU on it, and the vm can use 4 cores 8gb of ram and all my gpu and even it freezes – Paulo Roberto Rosa Feb 26 '19 at 17:05
  • In VMware Workstation 12 and later for graphics-intensive applications, 2GB of video memory can be allocated for additional workload processing power. – karel Feb 26 '19 at 17:14

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