VirtualBox

Ticket #1743 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

VBoxHeadless crashes with X server on Solaris (even in GNU screen). => fixed in next version

Reported by: cmihai Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 1.6.2 Keywords: VBoxHeadless, XOrg, Solaris, SXCE
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other

Description

When X crashes it also takes down VirtualBox:

cthulhu% ./VBoxHeadless -s CentOS51 VirtualBox Headless Interface 1.6.2 (C) 2008 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All rights reserved

Listening on port 3389 X connection to :0.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).

If I export DISPLAY to something else, VirtualBox lives happily through X crashes:

env DISPLAY=vboxftw /opt/VirtualBox/VBoxHeadless -s SomeMachine

Now I can crash X all I want, VBox stays up.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by klaus

This sounds like VBoxHeadless tries to set up clipboard sharing with the X server. Can't verify right now though.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by michael

Right. I will check when I have a moment.

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by mesmerism

This happens on linux too (Slackware 10.2), not just Solaris. VBoxHeadless doesnt seem to be able to run without a local head, which doesnt make any sense. Technically, VBoxHeadless shouldnt have any dependencies on X Server or Client. right?

At least the DISPLAY workaround works for me as well.

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by mesmerism

forgot to mention the version Im using: VBoxManage -v 1.6.4r33808

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by michael

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Summary changed from VBoxHeadless crashes with X server on Solaris (even in GNU screen). to VBoxHeadless crashes with X server on Solaris (even in GNU screen). => fixed in next version

This will be fixed in whatever version comes after 1.6.4.

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