VirtualBox

Ticket #6444 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 2 months ago

Display is blank or garbled when guest is in text mode

Reported by: mlaker Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 3.1.6 Keywords: text mode display garbled scrambled corrupt
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other

Description (last modified by frank) (diff)

My host and guest are both 64-bit Ubuntu 9.10. When the guest boots, it does so in text mode; the guest display is usually a black rectangle with a light grey surround, making it impossible to (for example) use the Grub menu.

If, on a booted system, I use RightCtrl+F1 to move to a text-mode virtual console, the display is garbled; see the attached interactive.png. At the very least (as shown here), the line length seems to be wrong and the background colour, which should be black, is also wrong. Sometimes, characters I type don't appear at all. This makes it difficult or impossible to (for example) rescue a system on which X won't start.

I'll also attach my VirtualBox log.

Attachments

Main-2010-03-27-17-25-09.log Download (55.8 KB) - added by mlaker 4 years ago.
VirtualBox log
interactive.png Download (55.4 KB) - added by mlaker 4 years ago.
PNG showing garbled display when guest is in text mode

Change History

Changed 4 years ago by mlaker

Changed 4 years ago by mlaker

PNG showing garbled display when guest is in text mode

comment:1 Changed 2 months ago by frank

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