Opened 15 years ago

Closed 15 years ago

#4927 closed defect (fixed)

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

Reported by: mobius Owned by:
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 (5)

comment:1 by Frank Mehnert, 15 years ago

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

comment:2 by mobius, 15 years ago

Instructions used:

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

comment:3 by Frank Mehnert, 15 years ago

priority: criticalminor

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 by Technologov, 15 years ago

No response, please close.


comment:5 by Frank Mehnert, 15 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed
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