Ticket #18862 (new defect)

Opened 14 months ago

Last modified 14 months ago

The Guest window will flicker with the package virtualbox-guest-additions

Reported by: luispautt Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 6.0.10
Keywords: Guest Additions Cc:
Guest type: Linux Host type: Mac OS X


Since version 28 of Fedora, the package comes with the distribution but with VirtualBox 6; when using Fedora 30 the package Guest Additions is having issues with the VBoxSVGA graphics card, as it start to wake up the guest window (it turns white and then goes back to normal), but if I use the VMSVGA controller it does not do it. However the screen does not dinamically resizes, whereas with the VBoxSVGA it does it but then it fails. I have had to remove the package and install the Guest Additions CD Image.

My OS: MacOS as Host. Guest: Fedora 30 Package: virtualbox-guest-additions

Change History

comment:1 Changed 14 months ago by socratis

  1. It's usually better and faster, if issues get first addressed in the  VirtualBox forums, a lot more eyes there. More than 95% of the issues are resolved in the forums, which keeps the developers focusing on the bug fixes and enhancements, and there is no need for another ticket to keep track of. For example, yours is most probably not a bug and someone from the developers has to deal with it and close it as "Invalid".

Plus a discussion and analysis on the bug tracker is going to help me, you, and potentially a future drive-by user or two. Not so in the forums, many more tend to benefit...

  1. The VBoxSVGA option is for Windows guests. The VMSVGA one is for Linux guests.
  1. You were supposed to follow these steps when you filed the bug, and provide a VBox.log:

    Attach a (full) log file ("Machine" menu/"Show Log" in the main VirtualBox Manager window) straight away to save time for you and for us. The log file contains a lot of useful information about both the host and the guest systems as well as information about what happened during a particular machine run. Please do not cut and paste it.

But I'd rather have you open a new thread in the  Linux Guests section of the forums. Please be sure to mention that you came from the bug tracker and include the ticket number.

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