Ticket #1515 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 23 months ago

desktop background not cleared in seamless mode when using Compiz

Reported by: rafael.chang Owned by:
Priority: major Component: GUI/compiz
Version: VirtualBox 1.6.0 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Linux

Description (last modified by aeichner) (diff)

VirtualBox 1.6.0
Host OS: Fedora Core 8.
Guest OS: WindowsXP.

When using Virtualbox in seamless mode with Compiz enabled, windowXP desktop backgroup corrupts Fedora Core 8 desktop background.


  • Enable Compiz on Fedora Core 8.
  • Launch VirtualBox with Windows XP in seamless mode.
  • Start Internet Explorer.
  • Minimize IE, then maximize IE several times.
  • Fedora's background will get corrupted with WindowsXP background.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by knutik

I have same problem.

VirtualBox 1.6.0
Host OS: Ubuntu 8.04 (GNOME 2.22.1, Linux 2.6.24-17-generic, Compiz)
Guest OS: Windows XP

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by mykeys

Same problem here. Even worse, when enabling compiz and seamless mode, my ubuntu desktop is unusable.

VirtualBox 1.6.6

Host OS: Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 5 (Linux 2.6.27-2-generic, nvidia-glx-new (177), "normal" effects scheme set in gnome 2.23.91) Guest OS: Windows XP SP3 with all updates, Virtualbox 1.6.6 guest additions installed

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by mykeys

It seems that it happens only when having no windows opened in the guest system, or having a fullscreen window opened.

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by frank

  • Component changed from other to GUI
  • Description modified (diff)

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by frank

  • Host type changed from other to Linux
  • Component changed from GUI to GUI/compiz

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by kilpatds

Still happens under VirtualBox 2.2, with the current tools installed in the windows guest.

comment:7 Changed 9 years ago by kilpatds

Er, more information.

Host: Fedora 10, i386
Nvidia drivers, version 180.29
Compiz 0.8.3-2
VirtualBox 2.2.0_45846_fedora9

Guest: Windows XP, up to date. Guest Additions re-installed after 2.2 update.

comment:8 Changed 9 years ago by ETMegabyte

I am having the same issue. Here are my specs:

Host O/S: Ubuntu 8.1 x64 running Compiz Guest O/S: Windows XP Pro VBox Version: 2.2.0

Seamless appears to function correctly as long as I do not minimize all of the guest OS windows. If all of my Guest OS windows are minimized, a botched up copy of the Guest OS' background takes up the screen. Interestingly enough, if I hover the mouse over the taskbar icon of any of the minimized programs, the screen clears up immediately.

Also, if I close all my applications on the Guest OS, the problem appears again. It clears right up when I run an application in my Guest OS.

comment:9 Changed 23 months ago by aeichner

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to obsolete
  • Description modified (diff)

Please reopen if still relevant with a recent VirtualBox release.

Note: See TracTickets for help on using tickets.
ContactPrivacy policyTerms of Use