Virtualbox XP guest crashing on Arch

My XP virtual worked fine under Debian for various R/C simulators.

I really hadn’t been playing with it since going to Arch but the virtuals were crashing (“Aborted”) whenever video drawing got complex. Hmmm.

I jacked with every setting that looked promising in VB, BIOS, etc.  Then I checked my video driver.  Ahhh….
Arch was using the Nouveau driver, the open source default driver for nVidia cards.  Arch was running everything so snappy I didn’t think about loading the nVidia drivers. I stuffed the legacy drivers for the GeForce 210 in there and virtualbox seems to be much happier.

sudo pacman -S nvidia-340xx

6310 scanning on arch linux

Couldn’t get the scanning subsystems to see the HP OfficeJet 6310 although the printer was visible.

Found this tidbit that said I had to edit /etc/sane.d/dll.conf and uncomment #hpaio.  Yup, that was it.

Flatbed scanner is up and running again.