Ticket #2563 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

VirtualBox 2.0.4 Crashes After Cut and Paste

Reported by: aidave Owned by:
Priority: major Component: clipboard
Version: VirtualBox 2.0.4 Keywords: cut and paste
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Linux


This usually occurs when using Outlook inside VirtualBox running XP SP2.

Cutting text from outside VirtualBox (host Ubuntu 8.04) then pasting it into VirtualBox causes a quick and immediate crash of the VM. VirtualBox manager stays open.

Sometimes it won't crash if I cut and paste from gedit into notepad. So it may have something to do with the encoding.

Copying from the VM to the host is fine.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by michael

Could you please provide a release log after such a crash? And if possible a core dump? (See

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by odoepner

I get the same crash behaviour on an Ubuntu 8.10 host, Win XP SP2 guest, while copy/pasting from Ubuntu into an Outlook window.

This might be a related issue: It says "Fixed in SVN" which is not very helpful for people who rely on stable or maintenance releases.

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by odoepner

Forgot to say: I am using "Sun xVM VirtualBox Graphical User Interface 2.0.4_OSE" which is the version "2.0.4-dfsg-0ubuntu1" of the "virtualbox-ose" package from the standard Ubuntu repositories.

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by odoepner

I followed the instructions in the wiki page about Core dumps (enabled suid core dumps and set the unlimited ulimit before I start the vm).

I will make the core dump available when the next crash happens.

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by michael

odoepner: the bug that we fixed does indeed sound like the one reported in this ticket. Would you be able to try out a more recent version of VirtualBox? You can download our builds from IIRC, the fix was backported to the 2.0 series, but obviously we can no longer fix 2.0.4, as it has already been released.

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by frank

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

Please reopen if this bug persists with the latest release 2.2.2.

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