Ticket #4099 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

Main window frequently doesn't populate when run from 'run dialog', flux menu or Konsole

Reported by: jamesbroadhead Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 2.2.0
Keywords: UI Main Window blank gray grey grayed greyed Cc:
Guest type: other Host type: other


Doesn't Work : 2.2.0, 2.2.2

When run from various 'Run Dialog' programs (gmrun, grun, fluxbox menu) or from the console (Konsole), the main VirtualBox window doesn't populate. This problem occurs frequently, not every time on the test machine. The window appears, with the Sun VirtualBox title, but has nothing inside it. The window cannot be closed using the window manager buttons.

The following gets VirtaulBox to work properly:

VirtualBox (windows appears blank)

killall VirtualBox

(quickly!) VirtualBox (program works fine)

From looking at ps ax immediately after closing VirtualBox, the following processes contine to run for a short time after the killall. I think that if VirtualBox is run again before these have exited, then the new instance opens correctly.


/opt/VirtualBox/VBoxSVC --automate

OS: Gentoo, using app-emulation/virtualbox-bin (not compiled from source)

WM: fluxbox

No VBox.log attached as no Guests need to be run to replicate.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by frank

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

Please reopen if still relevant with VBox 4.1.6.

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