[vbox-dev] Windows 10 guest additions video driver problem

Anna Fischer a.fischer at sirrix.com
Mon Jan 4 17:21:33 UTC 2016

> Betreff: Re: [vbox-dev] Windows 10 guest additions video driver problem
> Hey Anna,
> On Tuesday 29 December 2015 12:54:01 Anna Fischer wrote:
> > I run Virtualbox 5.0.10 on Gentoo Linux. I run different guest
> > operating systems, one of them Windows 10 64-bit. All my guests have
> > 5.0.10 guest additions installed. All guests work fine except the
> > Windows 10 guest: when I suspend the system (e.g. the host OS goes
> > into hibernation / suspend to RAM mode) while the VM is running, and
> > then resume the system, it seems as if the guest graphics driver
> > crashes. Initially when the VM comes back on the screen after resume,
> > it seems as if the resolution is switched to a lower resolution, and
> > then I get a message in the guest saying video driver crashed. Has
> > anyone else ever seen this? I only seem to have the problem with
> > Windows 10 as guest. All other guests still work after resume, and their
> resolution does not change.
> do you see the same problem if you suspend + resume the VM? I'm asking
> because basically this is the same what happens when you hibernate or
> suspend your host: All VMs are suspended before the host suspends and all
> VMs which were suspended before are resumed after the host resumed.

No, I don't see the same behavior, and I was expecting that it is a different mechanism. Does VBOX actually detect that the host is trying to hibernate, and then it will suspend all the VMs automatically? Is that really how it works? 
To me it looks like the host is just putting everything that currently runs to sleep, and then stores the RAM state on the SWAP partition. 

When I simply save and resume VMs (I do that all the time, btw.) it works perfectly fine.


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