[vbox-dev] Seamless mode is broken on 5.2.x (X11 guest on X11 host)

Michael Thayer michael.thayer at oracle.com
Wed Jan 17 06:51:17 GMT 2018

Hello Hans,

Thanks for the feedback!  We think we have found the breaking change and
hope to fix it soon.


15.01.2018 20:10, Hans de Goede wrote:
> Hi All,
> It seems that seamless mode is broken when using 5.2.x as a host,
> I've tested this with both 5.2.2 host + guest as well as
> with a 5.2.4 host + guest.
> This is with the official vbox host RPM packages on top of F27
> x86_64 running a GNOME3 session in Xorg mode, with a F27
> x86_64 guest also running a GNOME3 session in Xorg mode.
> There are 2 problems:
> -1 the coordinates seem to be off, see e.g. :
>  https://fedorapeople.org/~jwrdegoede/Screenshot%20from%202018-01-15%2016-24-45.png
> -The window does not refresh if I type something in the
>  terminal then it does not show, until I leave seamless
>  mode again.
> Both problems go away if I downgrade the host to 5.1.30,
> while keeping the guest-additions at 5.2.2 (not tested
> with 5.2.4).
> Regards,
> Hans

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