Ticket #4107 (closed defect: worksforme)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

Problems with ubuntu vbox and XPCOM C++ binding

Reported by: xfernandez Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 2.2.2
Keywords: C++ XPCOM binding Cc:
Guest type: other Host type: Linux

Description (last modified by frank) (diff)

Hi people

When I try to run the C++ binding XPCOM example appears an error on the Ubuntu host (Tested on lastest and penultimate release). The error is the next one:

Error, could not instantiate VirtualBox object! rc=0x80004005

I have tested with Fedora and CentOS and it works.

It seams that there is a dependency that it isn't on Ubuntu.

Some help about this?


log.gz Download (25.0 KB) - added by xfernandez 10 years ago.

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comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by frank

So you are using VirtualBox 2.2.2 for this test, right?

Please execute the testVBoxAPILinux example like this:

strace -f -o ~/log tstVBoxAPILinux

Then compress the resulting file ~/log and attach it to this defect.

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by xfernandez

Yes! The VIrtualBox 2.2.2

I attach the log on the bug


Changed 10 years ago by xfernandez

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by frank

I did not find any obvious problem in the log. Does a VBoxManage list vms work on the same host?

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by xfernandez


I test "VBoxManage list vms" and it works.

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by xfernandez

Please, some other information about this bug?

Thank you very much

comment:6 Changed 10 years ago by frank

xfernandez, let me ask some basic questions, just to be sure your setup is correct:

  • are you able to start VMs?
  • which VBox version is that, still 2.2.2?
  • which package did you install on that Ubuntu host (exact package name please)

comment:7 Changed 10 years ago by xfernandez


I can start VMs using the basic

2.2.4 (I don't want to update to 3.0.x because I have some development do it based on this API). Has The API specification been updated on this new release?

Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 9.04 Release: 9.04 Codename: jaunty

Thank you

comment:8 Changed 10 years ago by frank

Yes, but VBox 2.2.4 is fine as well. So you installed the Ubuntu package from our website, I assume the 32-bit version?

comment:9 Changed 10 years ago by xfernandez

I use "sudo aptitude install virtualbox-2.2"

Yes I think that is 32-bit :P


comment:10 Changed 10 years ago by frank

Still no idea what's wrong. You don't work with sudo or something like that, do you? What happens if you start the VBoxSVC daemon in a separate console/xterm and then start the XPCOM example from another console/xterm?

comment:11 Changed 6 years ago by frank

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

No response, obsolete.

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