Ticket #2382 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

Host OS freezes, and only works during mouse movement

Reported by: yaku Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 2.0.2 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Linux


When I start a Windows XP virtual machine, the system comes to a complete halt - BOTH the Ubuntu host and WinXP guest. Nothing happens on the screen, nothing happens in general unless I move the mouse. When I stop moving the mouse, everything stops again. So basically the system is unusable until I quit VirtualBox (sometimes the problem stays even after the virtual machine is stopped, requiring a reboot).

This does not happen every time, but more often than not. I did not have this problem with the VirtualBox OSE version available in the Ubuntu Hardy repositories.

Some system details I thought might be relevant:

  • VirtualBox: 2.0.2 closed source edition (taken from virtualbox home page)
  • Host OS: Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04 32bit.
  • Host OS kernel: 2.6.24-21-generic (from hardy proposed repositories maybe)
  • Guest OS: Windows XP Pro SP2, latest Guest additions installed (virtual machine was created with VirtualBox OSE 1.5, and updated by the current virtualbox installer)
  • Machine: Acer Ferrari 4000 laptop (ATI graphics, AMD Turion64 processor) (at boot time there has always been a message like "BIOS bug: Timer not connected to IO-APIC", I wonder if it could have something to do with this)
  • Compiz is installed but not in use.
  • I have two mouse devices (wireless and wired, both USB)
  • Latest EnvyNG ATI proprietary graphics drivers installed
  • I have an external LCD screen in clone mode connected via DVI

A related forum thread:


VBox.log Download (71.7 KB) - added by yaku 10 years ago.

Change History

Changed 10 years ago by yaku

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by frank

Please could you boot your host with the kernel option noapic (either add this option manually to the grub command line or change /boot/grub/menu.lst) and check if that changes something for you?

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by frank

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

No response, closing.

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