Ticket #6108 (new defect)
infinite resolution switching loop - WinXP Guest on WinXP x64 or Ubuntu 9.10 AMD64 Host
|Reported by:||uboot||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 3.1.2||Keywords:||resolution switching loop, flicker flickering|
I faced this bug with VirtualBox 2.x and it is still there with 3.x. I'm running a WinXP Pro Guest under both - WinXP x64 and Ubuntu 9.10 AMD64.
Certain applications like Internet Explorer (e.g. when opening an xps document) and FritzBox USB-over-LAN (.NET application) put VirtualBox into some endless resolution switching loop - it permanently switches the screen resolution of the Guest, causing screen flickering and window resizing and it is very hard to get control over the virtual machine.
Enabling/Disabling 2D/3D acceleration, Automatic Window Resize, Seamless or Fullscreen mode does not help.
Guest Tools are up to date.
The only thing that ends this killing the application inside the Guest OS via Alt-F4.