VirtualBox

Ticket #3865 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

64-bit Vista Home Premium additions problems/fixed in 3.0.8

Reported by: bqbauer Owned by:
Priority: major Component: guest additions
Version: VirtualBox 3.0.0 Keywords: 64-bit Vista Home Premium guest
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Solaris

Description

I first noticed this with 2.1.4, and it still exists with 2.2.2. 64-bit Vista Ultimate is NOT affected. Everything below applies to a 64-bit Home Premium guest on a 64-bit OpenSolaris 2008.11 host unless otherwise mentioned.

With guest additions installed, the guest display won't resize or properly enter seamless or full screen mode. "Auto Resize Guest Display" is enabled. The mouse pointer shows the Vista pointer below my OpenSolaris pointer. 32-bit Vista is not affected, nor are other 32 or 64-bit guests, such as XP (32-bit), Ubuntu 8.x and 9.x, OpenSolaris, or Solaris 10u6. I've recreated the problem on multiple hosts. I've also installed a Vista 64-bit Home Premium guest from scratch with no success. 64-bit Ultimate works perfectly.

With 2.2.2 on Home Premium, I noticed that the additions are installing a secondary, inactive, graphics adapter called "(Default Monitor) on VirtualBox Graphics Adapter", but when I enable it, it just flickers endlessly until I shut down the guest.

Attachments

VBox.log Download (50.1 KB) - added by bqbauer 5 years ago.
Log file from most recent session after disabling UAE in Vista and reinstalling additions for 2.2.2.
install_ui.log Download (3.6 KB) - added by bqbauer 5 years ago.
install.log Download (58.2 KB) - added by bqbauer 5 years ago.

Change History

Changed 5 years ago by bqbauer

Log file from most recent session after disabling UAE in Vista and reinstalling additions for 2.2.2.

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by bqbauer

I just installed 64-bit Vista Business and guest additions work perfectly as well. I then installed 64-bit Vista Home (not Premium), and had the same problems, so it appears the problem is with only 64-bit Vista Home and Home Premium.

In hindsight, I had never installed less than Vista Business, so this problem may have existed far earlier than 2.1.4.

I'll gladly test any version of additions to help resolve this quickly. I can reinstall the OS any number of times.

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by bqbauer

Problem is not fixed in 2.2.4. See also another report with the same problem on a Linux host as reported in this thread:

 http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=17067

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by bqbauer

Tested 2.2.5 and 3.0.0 Beta1 on OpenSolaris, and additions still don't work for 64-bit Vista Home Premium guest display driver. No change I can detect to its behavior or lack thereof.

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by pentagonik

Please start the Guest Additions installer with the "/l" switch. After installation (or failure) you should get a "install_ui.log" in the installation directory. Attach this file to this defect then. Thanks!

Changed 5 years ago by bqbauer

Changed 5 years ago by bqbauer

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by bqbauer

Done! Just to be safe, I attached two logs (install.log, install_ui.log), both of which were created.

The logs are from a fresh, never before used installation of 64-bit Vista Home Premium that I created just for these logs.

comment:6 in reply to: ↑ description Changed 5 years ago by bqbauer

Replying to bqbauer:

I first noticed this with 2.1.4, and it still exists with 2.2.2.

Can ticket info be updated so that it includes versions 2.2.4 and 3.0.0? I posted it for 2.2.2, but the problem persists and I don't want the version in the original report to cause this to be neglected.

comment:7 Changed 5 years ago by sandervl73

  • Version changed from VirtualBox 2.2.2 to VirtualBox 3.0.0

comment:8 Changed 5 years ago by sandervl73

I wonder what's so different about Vista Home Premium then. Works just fine on Vista Ultimate.

comment:9 Changed 5 years ago by bqbauer

It's odd, but 100% reproducible. It's the only version of Vista that has this problem, and only the 64-bit version as mentioned. Unfortunately, 64-bit Home Premium is what ships with a LOT of computers, so if you want to use that license on the same computer as a guest instead of host, this problem arises.

comment:10 Changed 5 years ago by josephburnett

I have this exact same problem with VirtualBox 3.0.4 and Vista Home Premium 64-Bit.

comment:11 Changed 5 years ago by josephburnett

Host: Ubuntu 8.04, Virtual Box 3.0.4 Guest: Vista Home Premium 64-Bit

comment:12 Changed 5 years ago by ptitmain

I confirm this bug report. I just tried to install a Vista Home Premium (French Vista Family basic) using the 64 bit version. When installing the guest addition in Safe mode or normal mode, a second monitor is detected. Setting the "virtualbox monitor" as the main monitor tries to adapt the display to the window size but it seems Vista tries an re-tries to adapt the screen infinitely.

Tested with Virtualbox 3.0.6.

comment:13 Changed 5 years ago by pentagonik

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

We just fixed the problem using the Guest Additions in combination with Vista Home 64; the fix will be available with the next upcoming version of VBox (or check out latest sources on SVN). Closing this defect for now.

comment:14 Changed 5 years ago by sandervl73

  • Summary changed from 64-bit Vista Home Premium additions problems to 64-bit Vista Home Premium additions problems/fixed in 3.0.8

comment:15 Changed 5 years ago by bqbauer

As an end user and the person who submitted the bug, I can confirm this is resolved. Thanks!!

comment:16 Changed 5 years ago by frank

Thanks for the feedback!

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