Ticket #1517 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 15 months ago

"Xorg -configure" messes up the display

Reported by: maybeway36 Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 1.6.0 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: other

Description (last modified by aeichner) (diff)

The command "Xorg -configure", designed to probe hardware for Xorg, locks up the OS running inside VirtualBox and you have to reset the VM. Xorg -configure is used in Puppy Linux if you choose the Xorg option, as well as in PC-BSD. Neither works properly. Most other distributions work.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by michael

Actually, it doesn't lock up the OS, it just messes up the display. You can still enter commands at the keyboard (at least on the VM I used to test this).

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by silvan

I have the same problem with openmamba Linux, since release 1.6.0. It causes the virtual machine to abort when started from livecd (it launches X -configure on boot), a workaround for this is disabling the bootsplash. If I launch X -configure from an installed system (runlevel 3) the effect is that hitting a key causes the virtual machine window to move (!).

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by michael

  • Summary changed from VirtualBox locks up at "Xorg -configure" to "Xorg -configure" messes up the display

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by frank

  • Guest type changed from other to Linux

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by medigeek

I confirm the problem with guest O/S puppy linux

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by jeng1111

Same problem with FreeBSD 7 guest. Using VirtualBox 2.0.4

Any solutions?

comment:7 Changed 15 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.

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