Ticket #4927 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

Virtualbox 3.0.4 OSE "VBoxManage startvm <VM> -type gui" doesn't work

Reported by: mobius Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: host support
Version: VirtualBox 3.0.4 Keywords: windows ose gui sdl session type
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Windows


Host: Windows XP Guest: Debian GNU/Linux

ERROR: Invalid session type 'gui' Details: code E_INVALIDARG (0x80070057), component Machine, interface IMachine, callee Unknown Context: "OpenRemoteSession(a-)session, uuid, sessionType, env, progress.asOutParam())" at line 531 of file 531 of file VBoxManage.cpp

No log file is generated.

The only other option available is to use SDL, which isn't an option. This bug effectively means VirtualBox OSE is unusable in Windows.

Problems with SDL: keyboard mapping issues - shift/alt/altgr/arrow keys don't work. Fullscreen doesn't resize desktop properly, mouse cursor not visible in full screen, crashes randomly for no reason etc

Change History

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by frank

Well, I guess you compiled the OSE tree with VBOX_WITH_QTGUI = which disables the Qt GUI, correct?

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by mobius

Instructions used:

Please advise what value to set this variable to enable the gui.

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by frank

  • Priority changed from critical to minor

Please attach (use the attach button please) the following files of your OSE build tree:

  • LocalConfig.kmk (if exists)
  • AutoConfig.kmk
  • env.bat

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by Technologov

No response, please close.


comment:5 Changed 8 years ago by frank

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