Ticket #11024 (new defect)
Reproducable crashes with VNC
|Reported by:||LBurmeister||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 4.2.0||Keywords:||VNC Crash|
At least with VBox 4.1.22_OSEr80657 (with FreeBSD VNC hack) and 4.2.0_OSE (with integrated VNC server) it's possible to crash a VM running Windows XP SP3 when the desktop is viewed via the integrated VNC server: pid 80484 (VBoxHeadless), uid 1002: exited on signal 11. So far I was unable to get a crash dump. The log file is attached but doesn't show anything. The crash is NOT reproduceable when interacting directly with the VM (starting and using it by the qt4 GUI) or when connecting to the Windows integrated RDP server (NOT the VBox RDP server).
- Start a Windows XP SP3 VM and install Mozilla Firefox into it. The crash will happen after some websurfing. Good ways to "force" a crash are typing things into the google.com searchbar or heavy scrolling. A very crash prone URL is http://superuser.com/questions/84995/how-to-enable-multiple-processors-on-xp-sp-3
- A more reliable way is to connect by VNC to the VM and log into the Windows RDP server (the remote desktop) while the VNC session is still running. Chances are high that VBox will crash immediately.