Ticket #95 (closed defect: fixed)
Corrupt Video when changing screen properties in WinXP as Guest, Ubuntu Host after installing Guest Additions
|Reported by:||mwichmann||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 1.3.6||Keywords:||corrupt video resolution background color wallpaper screen properties|
- Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft)
- WindowsXP SP2
- VirtualBox versions
- 1.3.4 and 1.3.6 with GuestAdditions installed
Description: The video output of the WinXP guest becomes totally messed up. Problem remains after guest reboot.
How to reproduce: Right click on WinXP desktop and choose Settings, the try to change either the background color or the wallpaper. As soon as properties are applied the problem occurs and persists.
Observation: The guest is obviously running at 1024x768, while the WinXP screen resolution setting shows a contradictary reading of 640x480.
Workaround: Don't mess with the guest's screen properties. Booting in VGA mode (F8 while WinXP booting) lets you boot into your system then maybe a system restore might do it.