Ticket #13471 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

VB Video driver should support Wayland -> fixed

Reported by: Rainmaker Owned by:
Component: guest additions/x11/graphics Version: VirtualBox 4.3.16
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: Linux Host type: all


Some major distributions will be switching to Wayland in the near future. Currently, the video driver included with the guest tooling does not support Wayland. Running a virtual machine results in a black screen after boot (with the correct resolution).

Tested with Fedora 21 Alpha.

The full VBox.log from a machine starting Wayland is attached.


VBox.log Download (69.1 KB) - added by Rainmaker 8 years ago.

Change History

Changed 8 years ago by Rainmaker

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by michael

We are aware of this and working on it, but there is currently no estimate for when it will be done as we have many other things to work on too.

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by Seebi

Any news here?

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by michael

Afraid not.

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by VBoxer1

With GNOME and KDE the two big Linux desktops are moving to Wayland and it has already not been possible to test the GNOME desktop in a VB machine for months now. Please, could somebody care?

comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by fusion809

I agree, I honestly don't see why there seems to be so little interest in developing Wayland support for VirtualBox.

comment:6 Changed 7 years ago by frank

We are always open for code contributions.

comment:7 Changed 7 years ago by michael

Anyone interested in contributing who has a bit of experience of how 3D works is welcome to contact us on the vbox-dev mailing list.

comment:8 Changed 6 years ago by michael

  • Component changed from guest additions to guest additions/x11/graphics

Created a wiki page relating to user contributions for 3D.

comment:9 Changed 4 years ago by michael

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Summary changed from VB Video driver should support Wayland to VB Video driver should support Wayland -> fixed

2D support has been working with Wayland for years now. With 6.0 you can get 3D support using VMSVGA.

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