VirtualBox

Ticket #6120 (closed defect: worksforme)

Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 19 months ago

Unable to change display resolution in Windows 2000 (128MB VRAM)

Reported by: Dr. T Owned by:
Priority: major Component: guest additions
Version: VirtualBox 3.1.2 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Mac OS X

Description (last modified by frank) (diff)

I installed a Windows 2000 Professional guest in VirtualBox 3.1.2 on Mac OS X 10.5.8 host.

Without guest additions, it offers me only 640x480 and 800x600 display resolutions.

I installed guest additions.

Whenever I try to resize the display by resizing the VirtualBox window from the default 640x480, the display enters into a perpetual "redraw display" loop, while staying at 640x480 resolution (although in Control Panel, it shows the amended display resolution). I am completely unable to find the cause of this, or a workaround.

Attachments

VBox.log.1 Download (80.0 KB) - added by Bookworm 3 years ago.
Virtualbox Log of exact error from different user.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by sunlover

Please attach VBox.log of the VM with reproduced problem.

Changed 3 years ago by Bookworm

Virtualbox Log of exact error from different user.

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by Bookworm

Kubuntu Natty guest, running Windows 2000 Server, SP4 with Post SP4 rollup.

Related problem - attempted to do clean install with 128 megs ram to test driver again, and system restarts setup at least once, sometimes twice.

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by Bookworm

Clean install. Install drivers on Gold - "the graphics driver returned an unexpected error" Install drivers on SP4 - "the graphics driver returned an unexpected error". Installed DX9 - no change.

Installed Virtualbox 4.1.0 video drivers. No difference (using clean snapshots)

comment:4 Changed 2 years ago by Lostsole

Hi all,

I had the same issue on Win7(Host) with Virutal box 4.1.12

For windows 2000 Server Simple fix that work for me:

I seen the below on another thread and what I seen was the memory size. But the tread was for something else. I too had 128MB of memory set!

Adapter type: VirtualBox Graphics Adapter Chip type: VBOX DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC Memory size: 8MB/32MB Adapter string: VirtualBox Video Adapter Bios information: Version 0xB0C2

Once I change the memory to 32 MB. The bug gone away!

I now have full screen! 1280 by 920 in my windows 2000 server Guest VM.

I think that the driver needs to be fix to work with more that 32MB of memory!

Version 0, edited 2 years ago by Lostsole (next)

comment:5 Changed 19 months ago by frank

  • Description modified (diff)
  • Summary changed from Unable to change display resolution in Windows 2000 to Unable to change display resolution in Windows 2000 (128MB VRAM)

comment:6 Changed 19 months ago by frank

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

Not reproducible with VBox 4.1.22 including the 4.1.22 Guest Additions. Tried with several different sizes for Video RAM and for System RAM.

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