VirtualBox

Ticket #3843 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

Network adapter disabled on every boot of VM, though settings says enabled.

Reported by: 3vi1 Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: network
Version: VirtualBox 2.2.0 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Linux

Description

I have a WinXP guest (Ubuntu 9.10 host). Everytime I start it, the network adapter is disabled, thouth the settings show it enabled. I can right-click it and enable it using the adapter icon on the VBox window.

I used to always disable the adapter when shutting the VM down, to save time while it timesout trying to run logout scripts for a VPN connection that's not connected. This worked fine in VBox 2.1. The adapter would always be enabled on the next boot (as the machine settings indicate). Only since updating to 2.2 have I seen this odd behavior where the settings show the adapter to be enabled, but launching the VM shows otherwise. This even occurs if I don't disable the adapter when shutting the vm down.

I've tried disabling/re-enabling the adapter, and even changing the type - but the VM still always starts with the adapter disabled.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by 3vi1

I figured out why it was showing this behavior: Somehow 'cable="false"' had made its way into the config.

I didn't see any way to change this setting through the GUI, so I edited the file manually and the VM is now behaving as expected.

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by frank

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

3vi1, this setting can be changed if you go into the details settings dialog of the VM network settings. I suggest you to upgrade to version 2.2.2, the dialog was improved with that version.

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Resolution duplicate deleted

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by frank

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

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by skychoi

  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Resolution worksforme deleted

comment:6 Changed 3 years ago by frank

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

Please reopen if still relevant with VBox 3.2.12 / 4.0.2.

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