VirtualBox

Ticket #1021 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

Windows XP Guest Crashes on Gutsy Host - Clipboard Error

Reported by: Tybion Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 1.5.4 Keywords: clipboard
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other

Description

The Windows XP host aborts regularly while it is not being used with log error - 'vboxClipboardConvertUtf8: clipboard conversion failed. RTUtf16ToUtf8Ex() returned VERR_INVALID_UTF16_ENCODING. Abandoning.' It seems to crash when I am performing clipboard operations elsewhere in my Xubuntu session.

The host is running on Xubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy)

The last time it crashed was while I was pasting the text of the above error from a terminal window into google (using Firefox) - the paste into the google search field failed, and at the same time the Virtual Box Windows XP session crashed. After it had crashed, I then tried pasting the same message into the google search field a second time, and it worked.

I think it shouldn't be hard for you to replicate this problem, yourself. (I might be off-line for the next 2 weeks.)

Attachments

VBox.log.2 Download (30.9 KB) - added by Tybion 10 years ago.
VBoxSharedClipboard.so Download (107.9 KB) - added by michael 10 years ago.
Updated clipboard handler for VirtualBox 1.5.4, for 32bit Linux hosts with glibc 2.4 or newer (built on Kubuntu 7.10)

Change History

Changed 10 years ago by Tybion

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by Tybion

To clarify - the pasting I describe above is NOT in the Windows XP session - it is elsewhere in my Xubuntu session.

FYI, In the Windows XP session, I am running a VPN client and then RDPing to a Windows XP PC via the VPN tunnel (using mstsc.exe). No other software is running on the guest system.

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by michael

Sorry to have taken a while to respond. Can you try out the updated clipboard library which I will upload and see if you can still reproduce the issue? Just replace the equivalent file in your own VirtualBox installation (making a backup first of course).

Changed 10 years ago by michael

Updated clipboard handler for VirtualBox 1.5.4, for 32bit Linux hosts with glibc 2.4 or newer (built on Kubuntu 7.10)

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by Tybion

Thanks, Michael.

The updated clipboard library improves things substantially.

Now, it seems that regardless of what I do the Windows XP guest does not crash - and that is important.

There are 2 cases that give different results:

  1. Run Windows XP guest (without running mstsc.exe - ie. RDP client)

Copying to clipboard and pasting from clipboard works fine - both from guest to host, and host to guest.

  1. Run Windows XP guest (running mstsc.exe - ie. Microsoft RDP client)

I think that mstsc.exe does some special stuff with the clipboard - which seems to stuff things up. I can't copy to clipboard successfully on the xubuntu host - when I copy then paste (both of these on xubuntu host), I end up with corrupt characters. I can copy into the clipboard on the Windows XP guest, though, and then paste into somewhere on the xubuntu host. ie. host->guest - No good, guest->host - OK

Regards, Tybion

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by sandervl73

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

Try again with 1.6.0 and report back if it's still relevant. Thanks.

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