Ticket #10755 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

OpenGL Draw Over Everything else

Reported by: GortiZ Owned by:
Component: guest additions Version: VirtualBox 4.1.18
Keywords: opengl Cc:
Guest type: Linux Host type: Windows


In a clean installation of a Kubuntu 12.04 guest in a Windows 7 x64 host, when you start an opengl software it will draw over everything. Attached you'll find a png showing the glxgears drawing over konsole and kcalc (kcalc is the "in use" window as you can see from the blu glare around it), and a text file containing the output of glxinfo software. If you need any other information please ask. Regards, GortiZ


opengl_bug.jpg Download (443.1 KB) - added by GortiZ 7 years ago.
Destkop view
opengl_bug_glxinfo.txt Download (18.0 KB) - added by GortiZ 7 years ago.
glxinfo software output

Change History

Changed 7 years ago by GortiZ

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Changed 7 years ago by GortiZ

glxinfo software output

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by micgat

I have the same problem with Xubuntu 12.04 guest on a Mac OS X 10.8.2 host machine. Switching off 3D acceleration helps in my case, but causes other issues because OpenGL is required for some of the software I'm using.

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by krthie

I see related problems with VBox 4.2.0. Host OS Windows7, Guest OS Ubuntu 11.10. I'm trying to use Mayavi2 from python with mlab, trying some of the examples on

In my case, for the simplest demo, mayavi opens a window, but it's empty. It's only when I resize it that I see the figure, but it's not in the window (it's at the bottom left corner). (I can't seem to take a screenshot of this). Here's what I type

$ ipython -pylab -wthread
Python 2.7.2+ (default, Jul 20 2012, 22:15:08) 
Type "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.

IPython 0.10.2 -- An enhanced Interactive Python.
?         -> Introduction and overview of IPython's features.
%quickref -> Quick reference.
help      -> Python's own help system.
object?   -> Details about 'object'. ?object also works, ?? prints more.

  Welcome to pylab, a matplotlib-based Python environment.
  For more information, type 'help(pylab)'.

In [1]: from mayavi import mlab
In [2]: from numpy import random
In [3]: 
In [4]:
   ...: def image():
   ...:        mlab.imshow(random.random((10, 10)))

In [5]: image()
OpenGL Warning: No pincher, please call crStateSetCurrentPointers() in your SPU

Note that after resizing/closing the window or restarting ipython, usually these problems do not appear.

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by aeichner

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

Please reopen if still relevant with a recent VirtualBox release.

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