VirtualBox

Ticket #3862 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

Switching off seamless mode makes VB window disappear

Reported by: dimitris Owned by:
Component: GUI/seamless Version: VirtualBox 2.2.2
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: Windows Host type: Linux

Description (last modified by frank) (diff)

Host is Kubuntu 9.04, guest is XP SP3 with 2.2.2 guest additions.

Steps to reproduce:

  • Start guest; it was last not in seamless mode, so it starts in its own window.
  • Host-L to go to seamless mode.
  • Host-L to go back to its own window.
  • Guest window doesn't appear, and neither do any programs' windows that were displaying on the guest's desktop.
  • VB is still sort-of responding: If I "explicitly" switch to the VB window using the KDE taskbar, and then press Host-L, VB switches back to seamless mode.

Attachments

VBox.log Download (48.5 KB) - added by dimitris 10 years ago.
log from a run that started in non-seamless mode and was switched back and forth a few times.
VBox.2.log Download (49.1 KB) - added by dimitris 10 years ago.
Updated log, running the Jaunty version of VB
WinXP-2009-05-11-18-04-23.log Download (70.8 KB) - added by diafero 10 years ago.
log file when reproducing the issue
Windows XP-2009-06-30-12-52-23.log Download (35.4 KB) - added by lispnik 10 years ago.

Change History

Changed 10 years ago by dimitris

log from a run that started in non-seamless mode and was switched back and forth a few times.

Changed 10 years ago by dimitris

Updated log, running the Jaunty version of VB

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by dimitris

I originally reported this using the Intrepid build. I noticed there are Jaunty-specific builds available on the download server, so I installed that instead. The problem remains, with one apparent change:

When I switched from seamless to normal mode, I had a command window open on the guest's desktop. That was displayed now, but cropped smaller than its size and much smaller than the VB window size.

comment:2 follow-up: ↓ 3 Changed 10 years ago by diafero

I have exactly the same issue with the same system: Kubuntu 9.04 with KDE 4.2.2, no matter whether compositing is enabled or disabled, X.Org X Server 1.6.0.

When I disable seamless windows, the parts which were transparent in seamless mode stay transparent, just the windows size is fixed. I have to reboot the system (which is hard as I have to make sure the right parts of the screen are actually shown when disabling seamless mode) to fix the issue.

Changed 10 years ago by diafero

log file when reproducing the issue

comment:3 in reply to: ↑ 2 Changed 10 years ago by diafero

just the windows size is fixed.

I just noticed that even that is not done correctly: The menu bar at the top and the icons at the bottom do appear, but the window does *not* get a title bar after leaving seamless mode.

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by cesera

I have more or less the same problem. With a Windows XP guest (with the taskbar at the top) when I switch back out of seamless mode, all I can see is the outline of the taskbar in dark blue and the outline of the full VB windows as a very light transparent box, but no menubar, title bar, taskbar or window edges. With a Ubuntu client I cannot see anything but the transparent box. In both cases I have to use "VBManage vmcontrol <vm> poweroff" to shut the vm down.

This is on a Kunbuntu Jaunty 64 bit host.

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by dimitris

This problem is still present with VB 2.2.4.

comment:6 Changed 10 years ago by lispnik

I can reproduce this problem on VirtualBox 2.2.4 and 3.0 on Ubuntu 9.04 (log attached).

Changed 10 years ago by lispnik

comment:7 Changed 10 years ago by Shirakawasuna

I can confirm similar behavior in 3.0.8 on archlinux in both Windows XP and Windows 7 Guests. To ensure that the behavior is the same: switching to seamless mode works fine, switching back to windowed results in a loss of large portions of the window and no window border. The only way to recover is to switch back to seamless mode or to save the state and resume.

comment:8 Changed 4 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to obsolete
  • Description modified (diff)
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