VirtualBox

Ticket #15813 (new defect)

Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

Windows Guest crashes when opening keyboard settings on Mac Host

Reported by: brianthesmith Owned by:
Component: GUI Version: VirtualBox 5.1.4
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: Windows Host type: Mac OS X

Description

Host: Mac OS X 10.11.6 - MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) Guest: Windows 7 64-bit VirtualBox version: 5.1.4 r110228 (Qt5.5.1)

When opening the Keyboard --> Keyboard Settings menu item the Guest immediately crashes. I have observed this in 5.1.2, 5.1.3 as well. I am new VirtualBox user so I can't confirm this wasn't also present in older versions.

I have attached a snippet of the VirtualBox Log from Guest Startup to crash when opening the menu item. It doesn't look terribly helpful.

Attachments

VirtualBoxCrashLog.log Download (5.8 KB) - added by brianthesmith 4 years ago.
VirtualBox Log file
VBox.log.zip Download (15.5 KB) - added by brianthesmith 4 years ago.
zip of the most recent log file

Change History

Changed 4 years ago by brianthesmith

VirtualBox Log file

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by socratis

Error 404: File not found.

You didn't attach the log. But that may turn out to be a good thing, because the whole VBox.log is needed, after you completely shut down the VM (or it crashes). Zip it before attaching it.

Changed 4 years ago by brianthesmith

zip of the most recent log file

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by brianthesmith

The same behavior is present when booting my CentOS 6.5 guest. Does not seem to be tied to the guest at all.

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by socratis

Oh, now I get it. Input -> Keyboard -> Keyboard preferences, as in VirtualBox VM preferences. Then the VBox.log I'm afraid is not of too much use. I distinctly remember a recent issue where a Mac user had a similar problem when they were launching the preferences of the program. I'll try to find it along with the solution (hopefully). Please check if you have a crash in the General VirtualBox preferences as well.

In the meantime, would you mind posting the "~/Library/VirtualBox/VirtualBox.xml" file, where "~" is your user home directory? That's where all the keyboard settings are stored and something there might not be right.

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by socratis

Found it! It is #15617 and the root cause is Karabiner, which has a beta that addresses the issue. Is the same thing happening in your case?

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by brianthesmith

That was it, thanks!

comment:6 Changed 4 years ago by socratis

So, I guess it can be closed as a duplicate of #15617.

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