Ticket #10620 (new defect)
screen locks in host OS, despite actively working in fullscreen guest OS
|Reported by:||sf_basilix||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 4.1.14||Keywords:||screen lock host OS|
I am running Ubuntu 12.04 (64 bit) as the host OS and Windows 7 (64 bit) as the guest OS (in fullscreen mode). If I work long enough in the Windows 7 environment and then go back to my host OS (using cube rotate in compiz), the host OS presents my desktop for 1-2 seconds and then locks the screen with a password lock screen. Once I enter my password, the screen is then unlocked and I can proceed to work in Ubuntu.
This is easily repeatable and was not the case when running Windows XP (32 bit) as a guest OS on Ubuntu 10.04 (64 bit host OS). Previous releases kept the host OS from locking, despite working in the guest OS. If no actions were taking place in the guest OS, then the host OS would lock, after the predetermined time period for locking a screen would pass.