Ticket #14258 (new defect)

Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

Detachable broken when 3d acceleration is enabled

Reported by: jeremywj Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 5.0.0
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: other Host type: other


If you enable 3d acceleration for a VM it will not boot in detachable mode.


VBox.log Download (65.3 KB) - added by gvoima 7 years ago.
vbox.log of VM Jalokahvi.
vbox_vm_aborted_detachable.png Download (138.9 KB) - added by gvoima 7 years ago.
Greyed out menu's and aborted state VM.

Change History

Changed 7 years ago by gvoima

vbox.log of VM Jalokahvi.

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by gvoima

I too have this same problem.

I'm running Debian Jessie 8.x latest (jessie main sources) host. I have a Liquorix kernel, 4.1-6.dmz.1-liquorix-amd64. NVIDIA drivers 340.93 (275 GTX gpu) installed from nvidia website by hand. Everything 3D related works just fine.

And the problem is that if I have 3D acceleration enabled, no matter what guest OS, there's a popup that then disappears and the VM screen opens up and is completely black and the menu's are all greyed out, like you see in the screenshot attached. I can't close the VM from the red X, it doesn't respond to it. I have to kill from terminal. The VM itself in VBox Manager window goes straight to Aborted mode.

I did a fresh install of VirtualBox (apt-get purge) and use the Debian Jessie source from

Otherwise it works great.

Last edited 7 years ago by gvoima (previous) (diff)

Changed 7 years ago by gvoima

Greyed out menu's and aborted state VM.

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by zohars

Same here.

Host: Kubuntu 15.04 64bit, Using Open Source (Recommended Driver) ATI drivers from xserver-xorg-ati.
Guest: Any OS
VirtualBox: 5.0.6 r103037

I also tried running VM headless by terminal and re-connecting to it via gui. This is what happens:

  1. I open a terminal and run "VBoxHeadless -s <vm name>". On the terminal I get:
    Oracle VM VirtualBox Headless Interface 5.0.6
    (C) 2008-2015 Oracle Corporation
    All rights reserved.
    VRDE server is listening on port 3389.
    And the VM starts up - I can see it booting in the preview pane, it's accessible by network, etc.
  2. I double click the VM in the VirtualBox GUI to re-connect to the headless VM.
    On the GUI I get the same new window described by gvoima (greyed menu items, black content). The VM status turns to "Aborted".
    On the terminal (with the VBoxHeadless command still open) I get:
    X Error of failed request:  BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)
      Major opcode of failed request:  7 (X_ReparentWindow)
      Resource id in failed request:  0x8800020
      Serial number of failed request:  42
      Current serial number in output stream:  43
    and the command exits with errorlevel of 1.

As stated by gvoima, this only happens when "3D acceleration" is checked. If I uncheck it all works as expected.

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