Ticket #15982 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

guest additions fails to start with special usernames

Reported by: saber002 Owned by:
Component: guest additions Version: VirtualBox 5.1.6
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: Windows Host type: Windows


Host System: Windows 10 64bit Guest System: Windows 7 64bit Virtual Box Version: 5.1.6 Guest additions: installed

When I log into the guest system with a username "test", guest additions are working. When I log into the guest system with a username "test ö", guest additions are not working.

The problem is not the space character, it works with "test a". It is the german umlaut. If this character is part of the username (not the full name), then the additions won't start and furthermore all the functions like seamless integration and so on are not working.

This can be redproduced by others:


Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by frank

Could you install the most recent 5.1 Guest Additions from our test builds page (Guest Additions >= revision 111520)? Please check if this build fixes your problem. Thank you!

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by socratis

I can confirm that GA builds >= rev. 11520 address the issue. Guests tested: WinXP, Win7-32, Win10-64.

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by saber002

Tried it with rev. 11520 and problem is fixed.

Thank you very much!

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by frank

Thanks for the confirmation!

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by frank

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

Fix is part of VBox 5.1.10.

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