Ticket #19130 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

screen resolution not restored at boot

Reported by: HarryM Owned by: none
Component: guest additions/x11/graphics Version: VirtualBox 6.0.14
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: other Host type: Linux


Not sure if this is a vbox bug or artix bug, but maybe this can help determine which. After setting the screen resolution and rebooting, the screen comes up looking like

You can see the screen resolution really is set correctly:

The Guest Additions are up-to-date:

The firefox browser can be viewed by dragging it around into the viewable area, and you can see that I was able to snapshot the monitor configuration program as well as a terminal, so the system seems to be working correctly outside of the graphics.

Please note that I disabled 3D thinking that might help, but it didn't. Video has the full 128MB. There is enough memory I think:

I admit this could be an issue with the particular configuration of this distro, which is artix, an arch-based distro without systemd. This is a recent issue that has only started NOTICING since the last GAs and/or the last repo updates -- I really don't know which might be contributing because I generally leave my VMs running for weeks at a time, unless there is some reason to restart them. I know I did not see this problem prior to this.

Other VMs have experienced problems in the same period, but they are of a different nature. In one case, I had to switch display managers from slim to lightdm because slim was experiencing long delays; again, that could well be a different issue.

Host is Devuan Ascii, with the latest updates applied.

Thank you for your POLITE responses. Please let me know if you need more information. I also realize that a maintenance update will probably be along in the next few weeks or so. Perhaps those will clear up my current issue.


Artix-2019-11-28-07-52-40.log Download (226.0 KB) - added by HarryM 3 years ago.
Artix VM log
Artix-2019-12-04-03-37-59.log Download (218.5 KB) - added by HarryM 3 years ago.
Use this log file.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by HarryM

Interesting: I rebooted the VM just after I filed this bug a moment ago, and after I confirmed the reboot request, the entire screen refreshed! But when I log in again, the same problem recurs.

Changed 3 years ago by HarryM

Artix VM log

Changed 3 years ago by HarryM

Use this log file.

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by HarryM

I just uploaded the correct log (sorry). I note that the last message was the one where it restores the resolution.

I've also been trying to force a full screen refresh within the VM. I think I read other accounts on the web where a user was able to sort of coerce the VM, if I read correctly.

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by fbatschu

  • Status changed from new to awaitsfeedback

As with all the other bugs, same question again:

please provide information about the guest OS Linux distro Atrix so we can attempt reproduce the problem. What should be used to install a VM?

Also please provide information about the host OS Devuan Ascii as well.

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by HarryM

You can download the installer ISO's for each distro at their respective home pages.

Artix: -- this is similar to the ISO I used: I am giving both because Artix is billed as a rolling release, so my installation (theoretically at least) should be the same as if I installed from the newest ISO. Just to be clear, I am using lxqt as my desktop environment in the Artix guest.

Devuan: -- here, I actually installed from the 2.0 ISO, and here is a mirror for this older ISO:

In both cases, I have applied ALL of the updates to each distro.

Last edited 3 years ago by HarryM (previous) (diff)

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by fbatschu

  • Status changed from awaitsfeedback to assigned

comment:6 Changed 3 years ago by fbatschu

  • Owner set to none

comment:7 Changed 3 years ago by HarryM

I had so many issues with Artix (which I have only ever run in a Vbox VM), that I ultimately decided to drop it.

I have not used Artix in months now. As far as I am concerned, you can close this. Thank you for your help.

comment:8 Changed 3 years ago by gombara

  • Status changed from assigned to closed
  • Resolution set to obsolete
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