[vbox-dev] [ PATCH] Fix crash on startup under Wayland
frank.batschulat at oracle.com
Wed May 20 10:47:47 UTC 2020
Testbuilds with the fix can be downloaded now:
or directly from: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Testbuilds
for Trunk any Linux 64-bit .run installer with build >= r138057 and for
6.1.X any build >= r138068
On Thu, 14 May 2020 14:43:01 +0200, Frank Batschulat
<frank.batschulat at oracle.com> wrote:
> Hans, I have filed the following bug to track this:
> [Oracle VM VirtualBox] #19583: GUI crashes when using Qt on Xwayland
> the possible fix for this is still being discussed internally.
> On Tue, 07 Apr 2020 14:00:47 +0200, Hans de Goede <hdegoede at redhat.com>
>> I noticed that with a default Fedora 32 workstation install (default
>> GNOME3 on
>> Wayland session) VirtualBox crashes immediately at startup. The problem
>> is that
>> QT5 now defaults to the Wayland backend and VirtualBox assumes the X11
>> is used and makes a bunch of unchecked X11 calls which cause NULL
>> pointer derefs.
>> The attached patch is a simple fix which fixes this by setting the QT
>> back to X11.
>> As usual, the patch is released under the MIT license.
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