Opened 13 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#8794 closed defect (obsolete)

latest update breaks Java on XP guest

Reported by: Florin Andrei Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 4.0.6
Keywords: java Cc:
Guest type: Windows Host type: Linux

Description (last modified by aeichner)

Windows XP 32bit guest, Linux Ubuntu 10.04 32bit host.

Recently, I found I cannot run any Java application that has a GUI component. Running "java -version" in Command Prompt works fine, but any Java app that has a GUI, including the Java Control Panel, results in nothing happening on the screen, and the CPU usage goes to 100% due to javaw.exe

A work-around is to go to Control Panel / System / Advanced / Environment Variables / System Variables and add a variable called "J2D_D3D" with the value "false". This will supposedly disable Direct3D in Java. But this is not a proper solution.

BTW, this bug has occurred before. This is not the first time. Please make sure it is not repeated all over again. Thank you.

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XP-2014-06-19-21-32-14.log (68.5 KB ) - added by Lukas Tribus 10 years ago.

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Change History (12)

comment:1 by Florin Andrei, 13 years ago

Also, when using the Dell DRAC (server administration software that comes with most Dell servers), the virtual media manager does not work anymore.

I add an ISO file as a new media to the manager, I attach it to the Virtual CD-ROM on the server, and everything seems fine. Yet the server never sees the virtual CD anymore.

This worked fine before.

comment:2 by SCAI_Andre, 13 years ago

I can reproduce the problem here and the suggested workaround works, too.

But it took me hours, to find this!

comment:3 by Night Train, 12 years ago

hi guys

the same problem on ubuntu natty 11.04 64 bit host - win xp 32 guest - virtualbox 4.1.4 r74291

cpu guest 100% - cpu host (dual core - one for vm) 95%

workaround it's ok

definitive solution?


night train

comment:4 by maziello, 12 years ago

hello everybody

I also can reproduce the problem and the workaround works.

I'm running a WinXP 32b under Windows7 32b.

Problem appeared with last Vbox update.

Thank you

comment:5 by Cliff, 12 years ago

As a side note, the release of 4.1.8 today still didn't fix the issue. I am adding the workaround as noted above in my virtual machines to hopefully prevent this from triggering again.

comment:6 by vasily Levchenko, 12 years ago

Could you please attach the log of the failing session?

comment:7 by Alan Burlison, 12 years ago

Still broken in VB 4.1.14, WinXP & Java 6_32 on Solaris 11. Tried all the usual workarounds - uninstall in safe mode, reinstall etc etc - the only one that works is the J2D_D3D.

comment:8 by onkeltem, 12 years ago

Shame it is not fixed yet on 4.1.18!

Last edited 12 years ago by onkeltem (previous) (diff)

comment:9 by prosdokian, 11 years ago

After a recent update to VirtualBox 4.2.4, with 64 bit host and WinXP 32 bit client, the suggested workaround cleared up the ridiculous load on my processors. Has this bug been reintroduced recently? Is there a status update on this ticket?

by Lukas Tribus, 10 years ago

Attachment: XP-2014-06-19-21-32-14.log added


comment:10 by Lukas Tribus, 10 years ago

VBox.log attached.

comment:11 by aeichner, 8 years ago

Description: modified (diff)
Resolution: obsolete
Status: newclosed

Please reopen if still relevant with a recent VirtualBox release.

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