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Why is VMWare Workstation so slow on Linux?

Why is VMWare Workstation so slow on Linux?

I'm using Fedora Core 12 quad-core Linux box. However, when I run VMWare Workstation (running a single virtual XP box, running nothing) it slows to a crawl. The load average jumps from 0.11 to 4 or even 7 when I am using the virtual box. The mouse stops responding within the virtual box, and even on Fedora itself when the load average gets high enough.

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Do you have the VMware tools loaded in your VM? That would probably help. How much memory does your system have? How much memory and how many CPUs does your VM have allocated to it? Is your system doing anything other than run slow when you run your VM? (Does it start swapping more, does disk I/O go up considerably?)