VirtualBox

Opened 13 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#9439 closed defect (fixed)

WDDM Driver does not render desktop

Reported by: nguyer Owned by:
Component: WDDM Version: VirtualBox 4.1.0
Keywords: aero, wddm Cc:
Guest type: Windows Host type: Mac OS X

Description (last modified by Frank Mehnert)

I am using a Mac OS 10.7 host. It has a Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB graphics chip.

I have a Windows 7 Professional 64bit guest with VirtualBox Additions installed, and 3D acceleration enabled (with the WDDM driver installed). I have provided the VM 128MB of video memory, as required. When I enable the Windows 7 Aero theme, all I can see is a blue background. I am unable to see the desktop or any of the open windows. However the mouse cursor is still visible. Please see attached screenshot. The machine does not crash, and I am able to switch back to Aero Basic.

I suspect this issue is related to the Intel HD Graphics 3000, rather than the fact that it is running on a Mac. On my other computer (A Windows 7 64bit host), running an NVidia 9800GTX+ this problem does not occur.

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aero-basic.jpg (222.1 KB ) - added by nguyer 13 years ago.
Aero Basic running normally
aero-glass.jpg (68.4 KB ) - added by nguyer 13 years ago.
Aero glass theme not rendering properly

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Change History (20)

by nguyer, 13 years ago

Attachment: aero-basic.jpg added

Aero Basic running normally

by nguyer, 13 years ago

Attachment: aero-glass.jpg added

Aero glass theme not rendering properly

comment:1 by ondrej, 13 years ago

I can repro this on a 2011 MBA.

comment:2 by oreru, 13 years ago

Could reproduce this on OSX 10.6 with Intel HD Graphics 3000 chip.

comment:4 by oreru, 13 years ago

wacher, I'm not sure these two issue are related; in this ticket Aero _does_ start and "work" from a driver point of view. But the actual output is somehow corrupted.

comment:5 by wacher, 13 years ago

I think in this ticket Aero _partially_ work because of Mac OS. In the forum topics Aero doesn't work at all because of Win. The common component is the Intel GA.

comment:6 by oreru, 13 years ago

Make sense! I don't know if the issue is related, but when the wddm driver is installed, video does not show in media player, with or without 2d acceleration. The result is totally transparent where the draw surface should be.

in reply to:  6 comment:7 by nguyer, 13 years ago

Replying to oreru:

Make sense! I don't know if the issue is related, but when the wddm driver is installed, video does not show in media player, with or without 2d acceleration. The result is totally transparent where the draw surface should be.

I have seen similar issues with applications like Java based apps and IE 9, where they have a completely blank window. Usually it’s just a solid white background. This happens with the WDDM driver installed, but using the Aero basic theme. I’m not sure if it’s the same issue, but it seems related.

comment:8 by wacher, 13 years ago

Maybe Intel graphics and VB aren't friends... Here is a new Intel related issue: https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=45456

comment:10 by oreru, 13 years ago

Still defective in 4.1.6

comment:11 by dan542, 13 years ago

Same here - MacBook Pro 13" Early 2011, Intel Core i7 2.7GHz, Intel HD Graphics 3000, Mac OS X Lion

comment:12 by Frank Mehnert, 13 years ago

Component: otherWDDM

comment:13 by oreru, 13 years ago

Is it possible to change priority on this one? it is largely more important than "my glass effect is not 100% accurate"'s likes. Thank you for your consideration.

comment:14 by Arnold, 13 years ago

I have the same on my early MBP i5 with Intel HD Graphics 3000. It seems DirectX3D is not properly supported. Anyone has workarounds? I would like to stick with VirtualBox.

comment:15 by gremlin, 13 years ago

I am experiencing the same issue as the others in this thread. MBP i5 with Intel HD Graphics 3000. This one. As the others said, the UI is still responsive to clicks, etc. while the graphics are funny. I thought I caused the issue at first by accidentally installing the basic Direct3D driver in Safe Mode before installing the WDDM driver in standard mode. Apparently, the issue is more widespread, so thanks in advance VB team!

comment:16 by oreru, 12 years ago

Still present in 4.1.8

comment:17 by wacher, 12 years ago

4.1.10 It's working for some user. https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=48093 I can use Aero for some seconds, the virtual machine crash after switching to an Aero theme.

comment:18 by Frank Mehnert, 12 years ago

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

There were a lot of fixes for the WDDM driver in between. Please update to VBox 4.1.22 / 4.2.0 (including the Guest Additions).

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