VirtualBox

Ticket #2525 (reopened defect)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

Keyboard and mouse freeze, Vista host, Ubuntu guest

Reported by: Natovr Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 2.0.4 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Windows

Description

When I start up Ubuntu under Vista host, my keyboard and mouse freezes. The freeze happens as soon as I can see the Ubuntu GUI. I can't get host control back because the keyboard is frozen. I can't shut down the virtual machine because the mouse is frozen. Sceen activity continues, but no interface with the host or guest. I have to do a force shut-down to exit this state...

Also, this seems to be a random error... the graphics card driver crashes and the computer restarts by itself. I updated the driver yesterday (27 Oct 2008)

Attachments

VBox.log Download (38.3 KB) - added by Natovr 5 years ago.
First attempt at Ubuntu startup
VBox.2.log Download (29.6 KB) - added by Natovr 5 years ago.
Debian startup (this one, the graphics card driver crashed)
VBox.log.1 Download (29.6 KB) - added by Natovr 5 years ago.
Second Debian startup... this one, the KB and mouse crashed. Note: this is a netinst CD ISO file

Change History

Changed 5 years ago by Natovr

First attempt at Ubuntu startup

Changed 5 years ago by Natovr

Debian startup (this one, the graphics card driver crashed)

Changed 5 years ago by Natovr

Second Debian startup... this one, the KB and mouse crashed. Note: this is a netinst CD ISO file

comment:1 follow-up: ↓ 2 Changed 5 years ago by mabrahamsson

Hi,

Are you using a laptop with both wireless and wired network connections? I get the same errors though only when using the wired connection.

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ 1 Changed 5 years ago by Natovr

Replying to mabrahamsson:

Hi,

Are you using a laptop with both wireless and wired network connections? I get the same errors though only when using the wired connection.

No, I'm just using wireless, but there is a slot for wired Ethernet. I haven't used it in a while.

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by aminhosseiny

i have the same problem man!!! nobody can help us? so if there is no solution i'll try vmware...who knows more workstation?

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by sandervl73

  • Summary changed from Keyboard and mouse freeze, Vista host, Ubuntu guest to Keyboard and mouse freeze, Vista host, Ubuntu guest -> fixed in SVN/2.1.4

Fixed in 2.1.4. Wait a bit.

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by sandervl73

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

Duplicate of #1606.

comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by jswdb

  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Resolution duplicate deleted

Problem still exists: Host = Ubuntu-Linux 9.04 64-bit, Guest = Windows Vista 32-bit.

Running in a window the workaround (as described elsewhere) is to minimize and restore the guest.

However when running full-screen and the keyboard gets locked there is no way to gain back access nor to the Vista guest, nor to the underlying Linux host. Need to hit the reset-button. Not so nice.

comment:7 Changed 5 years ago by MrX1980

Please try it with v3.0.0

comment:8 Changed 5 years ago by jswdb

Thanks for your suggestion MrX1980. No change of behaviour, though. Some more observations:

  • running ubuntu Desktop 9.04 patches applied
  • running VB 3.0.0
  • running Windows Vista (SP1) in a window
  • waiting +- 15 min
  • clicking inside the VB-window, I can move around any Vista window, drag drop, etc.
  • obviously the mouse is grabbed by VB - this is also visible through the icon in the bottom-right corned of the VB-window.
  • However the keyboard icon remains grey. There is no way to grab the keyboard by typing (i.e. right-ctrl, alt, c, etc.)
  • the only way to give control back to the keyboard is clicking any host-application, then clicking the Windows-Vista guest again. Now all is well.
  • The down-side of this workaround is that it does NOT work whenever the Windows-Vista guest is full-screen (right-ctrl-F).

comment:9 Changed 4 years ago by frank

  • Summary changed from Keyboard and mouse freeze, Vista host, Ubuntu guest -> fixed in SVN/2.1.4 to Keyboard and mouse freeze, Vista host, Ubuntu guest
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