Ticket #10589 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

Display problems when maximizing a full-screen Gnome VM when 3D acceleration is turned on

Reported by: Darrin Owned by:
Priority: major Component: 3D support
Version: VirtualBox 4.1.16 Keywords: Gnome 3D Maximize Paint
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Linux


Host : VirtualBox 4.1.16r78094 running Xubuntu 12.04 (XFCE4 desktop) This is a 64-bit AMD host with 6 cores and 16GB memory.

Guest : ubuntu 10.04 running Gnome desktop

Problem : Running VM in fullscreen mode, minimize to go the host desktop. When I switch back to the VM again, I still see my host desktop. If I click, anywhere on the desktop, then I start to see part of the VM's desktop. If I click down in the bottom-right corner of the screen, then about 90% of the VM desktop appears. Prior to release 4.1.16, the VM desktop did not appear upon clicking. Bug 10503 sounds similar And fixes for it MAY contribute to the improvement. Running a tail -f on the Vbox.log file shows nothing at all is being written to the log file while this is happening. I'm attaching the log anyway.

To work around this, I can EITHER A) turn off 3D acceleration or B) Switch the Guest to the XFCE4 desktop.

The VM is set up as follows : Base memory = 3250MB Processors = 2 Video Memory = 128MB Acceleration = 3D Remote Desktop = Disabled IDE Controllers have "Use host I/O cache" enabled Audio Driver : PulseAudio Audio Controller : ICH AC97 Network Adapter : Intel Pro/1000 MT Desktop (NAT) USB (0 active) Shared Folders (none) Drivers - proper video driver is installed on host (Nvidia) as well as guest (via guest additions) and all packages are up to date on host and guest.


VBox.log Download (67.3 KB) - added by Darrin 6 years ago.

Change History

Changed 6 years ago by Darrin

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by misha

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

This should be fixed with VBox 4.3. Please give it a try, and re-open if needed.

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