Eliminating freezing in VMWare on Xubuntu


When running Xubuntu in VMWare on an Xubuntu host, the whole virtual OS would freeze for up to minutes at a time, especially after upgrading the host to Xubuntu 17.10. I've updated my GRUB settings as follows and that seems to have resolved the problem:

In /etc/default/grub I changed this line:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"

to:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash transparent_hugepage=madvise"