VirtualBox

Ticket #1575 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

display not working properly in FEdora Core 9 live

Reported by: hramrach Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 1.6.0 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other

Description

I tried running FC 9 live cd as a guest:

 http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/9/Live/i686/Fedora-9-i686-Live.iso

It went fine but the default resolution is set to something horrendously large (probably because the host system has a non-standard 1024x1280 screen resolution). The result is that about half of the guest screen is not visible.

When I log in, go to top menu System -> Preferences -> Hardware -> Screen Resolution, and set the resolution to something sane like 800x600 or 1024x768 the bottom half of the guest screen is not properly refreshed. It is black most of the time, moving the guest windows usually displays some garbage there, moving the host window sometimes refreshes the screen until the guest mouse pointer is moved.

The host is OS X 10.4

Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by hughesjr

I see the same indications on a centos-5 host and a fedora-9 guest.

Also the video extensions seem not to work for guest additions for fedora 9.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by frank

When you install the guest additions on Fedora9 you will note the following message if you take the time to read the installer messages: Detected Xorg 1.5 RCx, refusing to install the Xorg modules. We will provide updated guest additions once Xorg 1.5.0 was released finally. Please check the vbox-users mailing list for further announcements. Detected Xorg 1.5 RCx, refusing to install the Xorg modules.

The refresh problem is a different problem.

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by hramrach

You cannot possibly install guest additions on a live CD. Since it occupies the single CD drive available in the virtual machine you would have hard time getting the guest additions there. Still it's a live CD so it's generally readonly.

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
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