Ticket #7095 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

Ubuntu guest system missing windows header/title/frame in desktop integration mode within 3D acceleration enabled.

Reported by: alien_from_far Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: 3D support
Version: VirtualBox 3.2.6 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Windows


Minor problem was found on Ubuntu guest. If 3D acceleration enabled and desktop integration turned on (HostK+L) all guest windows miss own frames. It is imposible to manipulate window (frame, like moving or closing) by mouse, by keyboard works. When i'm trying to move window by keyboard I can see window header/frame right on window internal "viewport" but the rest of window will be cutten. Since moving acion is over "viewport" moves to the new position (of window) and frame disapears again (outside of "viewport"). Host is WinXP x64.


1.JPG Download (118.5 KB) - added by alien_from_far 8 years ago.
Screenshot of missing frame (of ubuntu window). Unfortinataly i couldn't provide screenshot during windows moving process but it can be easelly recreated.

Change History

Changed 8 years ago by alien_from_far

Screenshot of missing frame (of ubuntu window). Unfortinataly i couldn't provide screenshot during windows moving process but it can be easelly recreated.

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by michael

I'm actually surprised that seamless and Compiz can work together at all. Disregarding that, is that a 32bit guest or a 64bit one? I would like to provide you with a test version of the VBoxClient guest tool that may fix the issue for you.

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by alien_from_far

Well I was nicelly surprised too... Any way it was x64 guest on WinXP x64. And I sure that it doesn't matter couse I saw exectly the same on W7x64 host and Ubx32 as guest. First version of Ubuntu is karmic, another one is lucid... OK, I'll test and report... Could you send it on my own e-mail (in registration one) please?

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by michael

Here are links to download it if that is OK for you:


All the usual disclaimers apply. What is more, those were built locally on my Ubuntu 10.04 x86-64 host, so they will probably not work everywhere (shouldn't be relevant in this case though).

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by alien_from_far

Well I replaced VBoxClient with one provided and reboot the system. Well now it's better: header/frame of windows appear in seamless mode. But what is steel present it a cut (by old window position viewport but with frame now) of visible part during window movements. And small parts of guest desktop appears in roundness of guest window frame but this is minor. What is really disturbing that is imposible to bring host os window over guest one even it is on-top. Right after host window is drawn guest draws own windows over host.

comment:5 Changed 8 years ago by gblues

This issue still occurs in the latest version (3.2.12), and is not limited to Ubuntu.

Host OS: Windows 7 Pro (64-bit)
Host GPU: nVidia GeForce 8600 GT
Guest OS: Fedora 14 (64-bit)

I'm using a custom version of the VirtualBox guest additions to work around  this bug. When I enable Compiz and activate Seamless Mode, the application windows don't have the title bar or the minimize/maximize/restore buttons. This also occurs on my laptop (Intel Mobile 4 chipset, Windows 7 64-bit host, Fedora 14 32-bit guest).

Michael, I'm reluctant to try the build you linked since I don't know if it'll be compatible with the 3.2.12 release. Would you be able to update it for the latest release? I'll be happy to give it a shot.

comment:6 Changed 7 years ago by alien_from_far

At the moment I'm on version 4.1 but still the same problem appears...

comment:7 Changed 4 years ago by frank

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