[vbox-dev] Starting the virtual machine 0%

JD jd1008 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 16 10:24:59 PST 2008

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Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2008 13:52:30 +0300
From: "Dmitry A. Kuminov" <dmik at innotek.de>
Subject: Re: [vbox-dev] Starting the virtual machine  0%
To: VirtualBox developer's list <vbox-dev at virtualbox.org>
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JD wrote:

> I installed VirtualBox-1.5.4_27034_fedora7-1.x86_64.rpm on my fedora
> 7 with amd64 cpu, kernel


> I start the machine, and I get the console screen (black) and a small
>  progress bar banner pops up saying: Starting the virtual machine  0%
>  and it stays there. *Nothing happens afterwards*.
> So, I gdb'ed the running processes of vbox, and the file is attached.
>  Could someone help me gat past this issue?

1. Can you move this progress bar banner around?


2. Can you still use the main (VM Selector) window while this is
happening? E.g., open the File->Preferences dialog.


Anyway, please try to change the Qt theme (style) to see if that helps.

There is nothing in the drop down menus that will let
me change the Qt theme.
Why do you think the Qt theme has any impact
on the progress of the VM startup? If there
were a problem with the Qt libs, would not the
gui itself freeze or malfunction?

P.S. When posting the stack trace, it makes sense to do it for all
threads in all relevant processes. Yes, it's a bit of work, but VBox is

OK - I see what you meant. The stack trace of all threads
of the process VirtualBox is in the attached file.

Thanx to all who can get me past this hang.

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