Ticket #1517 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 20 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 10 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 10 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 10 years ago by michael

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

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by frank

  • Guest type changed from other to Linux

comment:5 Changed 10 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 20 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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