VirtualBox

Ticket #18957 (new defect)

Opened 6 months ago

Last modified 6 weeks ago

Frequent freezes in display output since 6.0

Reported by: cremor Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 6.0.12
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: Windows Host type: other

Description

Since I updated from 5.2.x to 6.0.x I have problems with my Windows 10 guest. The problems manifest as freezes/pauses/hangs in the UI. The whole display output freezes and a bit later suddenly jumps to the desired output. This is especially visible in continuus animations, but annoying everywhere, especially while typing text.

This happens at least with:

  • VBoxVGA without 3D acceleration
  • VBoxSVGA without 3D acceleration
  • VBoxSVGA with 3D acceleration

I didn't test VMSVGA. 2D-video acceleration settings don't seem to have an effect on the problem.

When I downgrade to 5.2.x (last I tried was 5.2.22) the problem is gone.

With 6.0.2 and 6.0.4 it was very easy to reproduce the problem, nearly every start of the guest showed it. With later versions (6.0.10 and especially 6.0.12) it got better (harder to reproduce). Now the problem only shows up every ~10 starts of the guest.

To get or "fix" the problem it is not enough to do a restart of the guest. A full shutdown and cold start is requried. Additionally the problem can also start when you resume the guest from a saved state. But it seems like a resume can not "fix" it.

More information and multiple log files from older VirtualBox versions can be found in the forums:  https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=91836

Configuration details:

  • VirtualBox 6.0.12 (I could also reproduce it with 6.0.2, 6.0.4 and 6.0.10)
  • No extension pack installed
  • Guest Additions 6.0.12
  • Host OS: Windows 10 x64 1809 (I could also reproduce it with 1803)
  • GPU: Intel HD Graphics 530 with driver 26.20.100.6912 (I could also reproduce it with 25.20.100.6519)
  • 2 monitors with 1920x1080 resolution (I could also reproduce it with just 1 monitor)
  • All monitors (both host and VM) at 100% scaling
  • Guest OS: Windows 10 x64 1809 (I could also reproduce it with 1709)
  • Guest is running in full screen mode
  • Guest settings:
    • 3 of 4 CPU cores (I could also reproduce it with just 2 cores assigned)
    • 10 of 16 GB RAM
    • VRAM at maximum (128/256 MB)
    • All other settings are at their default for a Windows 10 x64 VM

Attachments

VBox short display freezes (VBoxVGA without 3D acceleration).log Download (157.4 KB) - added by cremor 6 months ago.
VBox short display freezes (VBoxSVGA with 3D acceleration).log Download (187.8 KB) - added by cremor 6 months ago.
VBox short display freezes (VBoxSVGA without 3D acceleration).log Download (163.9 KB) - added by cremor 6 months ago.
Here the problem startet after a resume from a saved state
6.1.2 VBoxSVGA without 3D.log Download (161.0 KB) - added by cremor 2 months ago.
6.1.2 VBoxVGA without 3D.log Download (148.8 KB) - added by cremor 2 months ago.

Change History

Changed 6 months ago by cremor

Here the problem startet after a resume from a saved state

comment:1 Changed 2 months ago by Emerzon

Similar issue here with Linux as a Guest, Windows as Host. Also using Intel 530 Graphics.

comment:2 Changed 2 months ago by cremor

That's interesting. I would have thought that the problem is Windows specific, but seems like it isn't. Could an admin please change the guest type in the ticket to reflect this?

Emerzon, are you using the VMSVGA graphics adapter?

I've also got some news: I still have the problem with VirtualBox version 6.1.2, at least with VBoxSVGA and 3D disabled (will test other settings later). I'll attach the log file.

Changed 2 months ago by cremor

comment:3 Changed 2 months ago by cremor

VirtualBox 6.1.2 with VBoxVGA and 3D disabled also still has the same problem. I'll attach the logs.

Changed 2 months ago by cremor

comment:4 Changed 6 weeks ago by forumber

I got exactly the same problem since the version 6.0. VBoxVGA with WDDM is bearable (not smooth but at least there is no frequent freezes) but VBoxSVGA with WDDM is not bearable.

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