VirtualBox

Ticket #9009 (new defect)

Opened 3 years ago

gnome Bug 651656 - Complete Loss of access to desktop - gnome 3.0 and Virtual Box 4.0.8 - Fedora 15

Reported by: JimShip@… Owned by:
Priority: major Component: GUI/seamless
Version: VirtualBox 4.0.8 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Linux

Description

I don't know if this is a gnome bug a Virtual Box bug, or both. It is, however, very serious as it causes me to completely lose control of my disktop. I have entered this bug also in the gnome bugzilla under the subject bug number.

I am running the latest Fedora 15 with gnome 3.0. This problem did not occur with the previous version; Fedora 14. It apparently was created with the new gnome 3.0 version.

Run an operating system in virtualbox in the full screen mode (I am running Windows/XP). In this mode there are no visible controls for gnome. My complete screen is taken up by my windows/xp desktop. I then minimize the virtual box screen using the control that pops up at the bottom of the screen when you mouse over it, and I am now back onto the gnome desktop with no action bar and no way to recover. I can't get back into my virtual box window, and I can't leave the blank background image in gnome.

I did finally find a way to recover:

I must go to a non-X window (control-alt-f2 etc.) log in there and kill the virtual box process in order to get control back to gnome.

Jim Shipman

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