Ticket #1905 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

enabling Serial Port throws VERR_PDM_DRIVER_NOT_FOUND

Reported by: Transient Owned by:
Priority: major Component: uart
Version: VirtualBox 1.6.4 Keywords: serial PDM
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Mac OS X


If I enable a serial port in the VM settings I get the error below:

Unknown error creating VM. VBox status code: -2823 (VERR_PDM_DRIVER_NOT_FOUND).

Result Code: 0x80004005 Component: Console Interface: IConsole {d5a1cbda-f5d7-4824-9afe-d640c94c7dcf}

My serial port settings are as follows, although it doesn't seem to matter which port number or path is used:

Port Number: COM1 Port Mode: Host Device Port Path: /dev/tty.serial0

Also, selecting Host Pipe throws a different error.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by frank

Connecting a virtual serial port to a physical serial port on your host is not supported for MacOS X and Solaris. What error do you get when trying to use the host pipe?

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by Transient

When I choose Host Pipe with the same settings, then I get VERR_NET_NOT_SOCKET but I think that makes sense. If I change the settings to create a new pipe in my home folder then it works.

Is there some way to connect the pipe to the physical serial port?

Also, what is the reasoning behind not supporting this on OS X and Solaris? Was there a decision specifically not to support it, or is it just something that hasn't been coded yet? Just trying to understand the situation.


comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by frank

Host serial ports of MacOSX and Solaris are not yet supported just because of lack of time. Of course we will add this support in later releases.

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by frank

  • Component changed from other to uart

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by frank

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

Fixed some releases ago. Make sure you test VBox 2.2.0.

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