Ticket #7212 (closed defect: obsolete)
Fedora 13 guest fails, error looks like keyboard failure
|Reported by:||jfoderaro||Owned by:|
Description (last modified by frank) (diff)
This bug report is described on the forums at http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=33034
Since that report was made I've done further testing. The failure occurs whether the host is Windows 7 or Linux.
Also it appeared that keyboard input was simply not being accepted after 20 minutes or so. Further testing showed that the keyboard input was accepted it is just that the display wasn't being updated to show the characters being entered and the results of entering such characters. It is as if X believes that a large opaque window covers the whole screen. Thus X appears to not be sending redraw events to the windows on the screen. Certain operations can force the windows to redraw themselves even without a repaint event and in that case you see the keystrokes you've been making beforehand.
This failure seems to occur more quickly if network activity is happening. I took a totally vanilla Fedora 13 install and added the Forecast Fox extension to Firefox. This caused periodic network activity to check the weather.
Within 20 minutes the guest had gotten into the state described above where windows are not redrawn so it appears that the keyboard isn't working.
The bottom line is that there is something in Fedora 13 that is not compatible with Virtual Box 3.2.6.