[vbox-dev] Call for testing, second try (Linux and Solaris Guest Additions)

Mihai Hanor mhanor at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 8 12:02:54 GMT 2014

Using the previous guest additions (such as 4.3.21-97052 and older), my Ubuntu 14.04 VMs retained the resolution even at login screen (though no resizing was possible), which was a nice thing. This doesn't happen with the test guest additions. The VM starts with a fixed resolution (1024x768 in my case), which is less pretty on a maximized VM window.

      From: Michael Thayer <michael.thayer at oracle.com>
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 Subject: [vbox-dev] Call for testing, second try (Linux and Solaris Guest Additions)
Second try<1>, hopefully with the first regression fixed.  I have 
already found one new one myself: I started a terminal, switched to 
seamless mode, switched to a virtual terminal and back and cancelled the 
switch back to seamless.  Result: the second guest screen was set to a 
0x0 resolution (checked with xrandr) and blacked out.

All additional testing is welcome, I will fix my regression tomorrow and 
any others (if there are any, which is quite likely) as fast as I can as 
they are reported!




<1> https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Testbuilds

On 03.12.2014 22:43, Michael Thayer wrote:
> A number of changes and fixes were made to the graphics components of
> the Linux and Solaris Guest Additions recently, particularly related to
> disappearing guest screens and switches to virtual terminals.  I would
> really appreciate any testing by anyone who uses these guests to make
> sure that I haven't introduced any regressions with the fixes.  If you
> would like to help please download a Guest Additions test build<1> (the
> changes may not all be in the other builds yet), install it, use it and
> let me know if any new problems have appeared.  I hope they will not,
> but I would rather know about it.
> Thanks!
> Michael
> <1> https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Testbuilds

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