VirtualBox

Ticket #1989 (reopened defect)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

VLC causes rdesktop-vrdp to blank screen

Reported by: xeno Owned by:
Priority: major Component: RDP
Version: VirtualBox 3.0.8 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Linux

Description

When running a video with VLC (perhaps other software) in a Windows guest, deattach the rdesktop and reattach it again, the screen appears black. When restarting the machine with "controlvm foo reset", the screensize change (while booting vbox splash -> windows splash -> windows), but the screen keeps black.

Attachments

VBoxVRDP_Debian_Lenny_64bit.zip Download (76.6 KB) - added by sunlover 5 years ago.
VBoxVRDP.so for VBox 2.1.2. Host: Debian Lenny 64 bit.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by mark.himsley

I am getting exactly the same effect.

For me the host OS is Ubuntu 8.04, the guest OS is Windows 2000, and if it makes any difference the PC I'm running the Remote Desktop client on is Windows XP.

This is all I get when I run VBoxHeadless.

$ uname -a
Linux bedroom 2.6.24-19-generic #1 SMP Wed Aug 20 22:56:21 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux

$ VBoxHeadless -startvm temp_Windows_2000_Pro
VirtualBox Headless Interface 1.6.4
(C) 2008 Sun Microsystems, Inc.
All rights reserved

Listening on port 3389

That's it... Nothing seems to go wrong, but a disconnect/reconnect of the RDP client makes the remote screen go black.

So, instead, I have to run the virtual machine in VirtualBox GUI and RDP connect to that.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by vbbasti

Same happens to me, but it hasn't anything to do with vlc or something.

Version: 2.02

Host: Ubuntu 8.04

Host: W2k

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by sunlover

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Summary changed from VLC causes rdesktop-vrdp to blank screen to VLC causes rdesktop-vrdp to blank screen -> Fixed in 2.1.2

Should be fixed in 2.1.2. Please reopen if the problem persists.

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by xeno

  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Resolution fixed deleted

I'm sorry, but i must reopen this ticket because the problem persists.

rdesktop-vrdp open, vlc in guest, rdesktop close and reopen, screen is black.

A "VBoxManage controlvm $guest poweroff" needs ~1 minute to poweroff the guest.

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by sunlover

  • Version changed from VirtualBox 1.6.4 to VirtualBox 2.1.2
  • Summary changed from VLC causes rdesktop-vrdp to blank screen -> Fixed in 2.1.2 to VLC causes rdesktop-vrdp to blank screen

xeno, thanks for feedback. You are right, the fix in 2.1.2 was not correct. Which host OS do you use (64 or 32 bit, which linux distribution)? I'd like to send you a fixed version of VBoxVRDP for testing.

comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by xeno

Hi,

i am using a 64bit Debian Lenny machine.

comment:7 Changed 5 years ago by sunlover

Sent you an email.

comment:8 Changed 5 years ago by xeno

The file you sent me is 1.8megs in size as a zip file and ~4megs unpacked. The old VBoxVRDP.so is just ~170kb. If I replace the old file with the new, I can't start the guests anymore. Did you sent me the correct file?

comment:9 Changed 5 years ago by sunlover

The file was larger because it contained the debug information. It turned out that the binary was indeed not suitable for Debian Lenny. I'll attach a new binary for it (without debug info).

Changed 5 years ago by sunlover

VBoxVRDP.so for VBox 2.1.2. Host: Debian Lenny 64 bit.

comment:10 Changed 5 years ago by xeno

I'm happy to report, that this bug seems to be fixed in 2.1.3. I think this ticket can be closed :)

comment:11 Changed 5 years ago by frank

  • Summary changed from VLC causes rdesktop-vrdp to blank screen to VLC causes rdesktop-vrdp to blank screen => Fixed in SVN

Thanks for the feedback! The fix will be included in the upcoming maintenance release.

comment:12 Changed 5 years ago by frank

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

Fixed in 2.1.4

comment:13 Changed 4 years ago by jtalarico

  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Resolution fixed deleted

I'm seeing this same behavior now in 3.0.8, Mac Snow Leopard host with Windows 7 guest OS. Initial connection works fine but after a dropped connection and reconnect, it's always black.

I've configured the VM to allow multiple connections since a single connection doesn't allow a reconnect after a dropped connection.

comment:14 Changed 4 years ago by frank

  • Version changed from VirtualBox 2.1.2 to VirtualBox 3.0.8
  • Summary changed from VLC causes rdesktop-vrdp to blank screen => Fixed in SVN to VLC causes rdesktop-vrdp to blank screen
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