VirtualBox

Ticket #1951 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

Ubuntu 8.04 host, Windows XP guest, video screen gets corrupted

Reported by: rober1s Owned by:
Priority: major Component: GUI
Version: VirtualBox 1.6.4 Keywords: Video screen corrupt. locked
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Linux

Description

For no apparent, repeatable reason, the video screen turns mostly black with colored sprinkles (kind of pretty, actually, but useless ;-{)

The result is that VB is locked and a reboot is required. Usually the corruption occured as I was moving the mouse over a window boundary in the XP guest, say from Outlook to Firefox. This happens within the first 15 minutes of trying to use the virtual XP guest.

Host: roberts@igor:~$ uname -a Linux igor 2.6.24-19-generic #1 SMP Fri Jul 11 21:01:46 UTC 2008 x86_64 GNU/Linux roberts@igor:~$

--Doug

Attachments

vbox-corrupt-screen.png Download (298.1 KB) - added by rober1s 6 years ago.
Screen grab of the corrupt VBox guest

Change History

Changed 6 years ago by rober1s

Screen grab of the corrupt VBox guest

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by ka2

Makes VirtualBox useless for running Windows XP.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by frank

Never seen that. Can you attach the VBox.log file of such a session after the corruption happend?

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by Dsen

If this issue is quite reproducible - could you please try to run XP machine with 'image' & 'sdl' modes to let me know if this is some separate mode related bug or appears both in sdl & image modes.

For running VirtualBox in each mode use such commands: VirtualBox -rmode image -startvm <Your VM name without angle brackets> VirtualBox -rmode sdl -startvm <Your VM name without angle brackets>

Thank you in advance.

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by Dsen

Brr, incredible weird tracker's formatter, sorry...

Image mode: VirtualBox -rmode image -startvm <Your VM name without angle brackets>

Sdl mode: VirtualBox -rmode sdl -startvm <Your VM name without angle brackets>

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by rober1s

Well, I was able to reproduce the problem in sdl mode, but not image mode. That does not prove that the problem only occurs in sdl mode: there does not seem to be any one action that causes the video to become corrupted. I'll go back to image mode again and try some more.

--Doug

comment:6 Changed 6 years ago by rober1s

I still cannot make the video go corrupt in image mode.

I'll go back to sdl mode, corrupt the video, and send the VBox.log.

--Doug

comment:7 Changed 6 years ago by rober1s

How bizarre. No what I do now, I cannot make the video go corrupt in sdl mode. I made one change to my virtual machine: I added a virtual drive. I'll take that back out and see if I can get it to crash again.

--Doug

comment:8 Changed 4 years ago by frank

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

Obsolete.

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