Ticket #9581 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 20 months ago

Display becomes corrupted when 3d acceleration is in use

Reported by: yrro Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 4.1.2 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other

Description (last modified by frank) (diff)

After running programs that use 3d acceleration for prolonged periods, the display becomes corrupted. Sometimes, but not always, VirtualBox will crash. If not then rebooting the guest does not fix the problem; as soon as a program uses OpenGL it will start again. It's necessary to power off the virtual machine to fix the problem.

I see the problem on two machines. It crops up much more often on one machine where I've installed GNOME 3 in the guest; I guess this is because gnome-shell (3.0.2) uses the 3d hardware a lot.

I'm unable to reproduce this on demand, but I can make it more likely by running Chromium (the web browser) and browsing to a page that it renders with GPU acceleration.

The first sign is that the desktop background goes black, then comes back. Eventually windows stop updating, or only update a cropped portion of themselves. Finally, the screen will go entirely black, with bits of the edges of windows occasionally appearing and being overlayed with white boxes.

The guest is running Debian with Linux 3.0.

Host is running Windows 7 x86_64; my graphics card is an ATI Radeon HD 5850.


VBox.log Download (79.3 KB) - added by yrro 7 years ago.
virtualbox log file
shell-20111114-1.webm Download (336.4 KB) - added by yrro 6 years ago.
movie capture of screen during graphical corruption

Change History

Changed 7 years ago by yrro

virtualbox log file

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by yrro

Still present with 4.1.4.

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by yrro

(and on a differnet system with an ATI Radeon HD 4890)

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by yrro

Still present with 4.1.6 and Linux 3.1.

Changed 6 years ago by yrro

movie capture of screen during graphical corruption

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by amirpli

It still happens with 4.3.2 (Linux 3.11).

I can reproduce it on demand, using Google Earth 7.1.2, under Debian7/Gnome3.

If desired, please write me and I will add the details (long preparations steps are needed, but it then happens immediately on the start of every invocation of google-earth).

Last edited 4 years ago by amirpli (previous) (diff)

comment:5 follow-up: ↓ 6 Changed 4 years ago by frank

  • Description modified (diff)

amirpli, could you also test VBox 4.3.4? There were changes related to 3D in almost every recent VBox release.

comment:6 in reply to: ↑ 5 Changed 4 years ago by amirpli

I tested it just now with Vbox 4.3.4 (Linux 3.11) and the the 3D driver still crashes.

comment:7 Changed 20 months ago by aeichner

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

Please reopen if still relevant with a recent VirtualBox release.

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