VirtualBox

Ticket #8137 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 2 months ago

Ubuntu VM then Admin Console greyscreens virtualbox-ose 3.2.8 through 4.0.2

Reported by: penalvch Owned by:
Priority: major Component: GUI
Version: VirtualBox 4.0.2 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Linux

Description (last modified by frank) (diff)

Downstream bug may be found at:  https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/virtualbox-ose/+bug/660281

Binary package hint: virtualbox-ose

1) lsb_release -rd Description: Ubuntu 10.10 Release: 10.10

2) apt-cache policy virtualbox-ose virtualbox-ose:

Installed: 3.2.8-dfsg-2ubuntu1 Candidate: 3.2.8-dfsg-2ubuntu1 Version table:

* 3.2.8-dfsg-2ubuntu1 0

500  http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/universe i386 Packages 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

3) Thank you for reading this. What is expected to happen is when one launches VirtualBox-OSE via Applications -> Accessories -> VirtualBox OSE, it does so without greyscreening.

4) What happens instead is immediately after launching, it greyscreens. This started to consistently occur after attempting to close a Lucid VM, right before the GUI popup giving the opportunity to close, shutdown, or send shutdown signal showed, the VM greyscreened. Then I clicked the X on the top left and Force Quit the VM. Then the VirtualBox main window greyscreened. Then I clicked it's X on the top left, then Force Quit it. Now every time afterwards VirtualBox-OSE greyscreens upon launch. If questions exist, please ask.

ProblemType: Bug DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10 Package: virtualbox-ose 3.2.8-dfsg-2ubuntu1 ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-22.34-generic 2.6.35.4 Uname: Linux 2.6.35-22-generic i686 Architecture: i386 Date: Thu Oct 14 00:03:29 2010 EcryptfsInUse: Yes InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Beta i386 (20100901.1) ProcEnviron:

LANG=en_US.utf8 SHELL=/bin/bash

SourcePackage: virtualbox-ose

Change History

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by penalvch

Same thing happened again with a Windows Vista 32-bit VM, Ubuntu 10.10 32-bit host. Seems issue is Ubuntu host dependent.

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by penalvch

Above Windows Vista 32-bit fresh install, no guest additions, mid-installing SP1 BSoD w/ DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE.

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by penalvch

One thing that was noticed is that OOo Calc would crash on the host once every ~10 seconds it was open and virtualbox-ose would greyscreen much less frequently, even after upgrading all packages to "proposed" repository. Please see OOo Calc crashing bug:  https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openoffice.org/+bug/705297. What was noticed replacing OOo Calc with libreoffice-calc ( sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa && sudo apt-get update && sudo -y apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get -y install libreoffice-calc ) is that libreoffice-calc would crash significantly less often (~1-2 minutes) but still crash. Replaced virtualbox-ose with virt-manager & qemu, converted the ubuntu 10.10 guest into raw image ( vboxmanage internalcommands converttoraw ubuntu1010.vdi ubuntu1010.raw ) imported .raw into virt-manager and ran it, no crashing of either libre or virt-manager. Current workaround is use virt-manager.

apt-cache policy openoffice.org-calc openoffice.org-calc:

Installed: 1:3.2.1-7ubuntu1 Candidate: 1:3.2.1-7ubuntu1 Version table:

1:3.2.1-7ubuntu1 0

500  http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/main i386 Packages 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

apt-cache policy libreoffice-calc libreoffice-calc:

Installed: 1:3.3.0~rc4-1maverick1 Candidate: 1:3.3.0~rc4-1maverick1 Version table:

* 1:3.3.0~rc4-1maverick1 0

500  http://ppa.launchpad.net/libreoffice/ppa/ubuntu/ maverick/main i386 Packages 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

apt-cache policy virt-manager virt-manager:

Installed: 0.8.4-7ubuntu1.1 Candidate: 0.8.4-7ubuntu1.1 Version table:

* 0.8.4-7ubuntu1.1 0

500  http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates/main i386 Packages 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

0.8.4-7ubuntu1 0

500  http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/main i386 Packages

apt-cache policy qemu qemu:

Installed: 0.12.5+noroms-0ubuntu7.1 Candidate: 0.12.5+noroms-0ubuntu7.1 Version table:

* 0.12.5+noroms-0ubuntu7.1 0

500  http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates/universe i386 Packages 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

0.12.5+noroms-0ubuntu7 0

500  http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/universe i386 Packages

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by penalvch

Reproduced via VirtualBox OSE 4.0.4 PPA at the Terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:debfx/virtualbox && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y upgrade && sudo apt-get -y install virtualbox-ose && sudo VBoxManage convertfromraw /var/lib/libvirt/images/ubuntu1104.img ubuntu1104.vdi && sudo chmod ugoa=+rwxXst ubuntu1104.vdi

Added the virtual disk via the GUI, happened again. Going back to virt-manager until next release then will retest.

lsb_release -rd Description: Ubuntu 10.10 Release: 10.10

apt-cache policy virtualbox-ose virtualbox-ose:

Installed: 4.0.4-dfsg-1ubuntu1~maverick1~ppa1 Candidate: 4.0.4-dfsg-1ubuntu1~maverick1~ppa1 Version table:

* 4.0.4-dfsg-1ubuntu1~maverick1~ppa1 0

500  http://ppa.launchpad.net/debfx/virtualbox/ubuntu/ maverick/main i386 Packages 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

3.2.8-dfsg-2ubuntu1 0

500  http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/universe i386 Packages

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by penalvch

Upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04 and it has not happened since. This issue is considered closed.

lsb_release -rd

Description: Ubuntu 11.04 Release: 11.04

apt-cache policy virtualbox-ose virtualbox-ose:

Installed: 4.0.4-dfsg-1ubuntu4.1 Candidate: 4.0.4-dfsg-1ubuntu4.1 Version table:

* 4.0.4-dfsg-1ubuntu4.1 0

500  http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty-updates/universe i386 Packages 500  http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty-security/universe i386 Packages 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

4.0.4-dfsg-1ubuntu4 0

500  http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty/universe i386 Packages

comment:6 Changed 3 years ago by frank

Sorry, but what is greyscreening?

comment:7 Changed 2 months ago by frank

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