Ticket #9594 (new defect)

Opened 4 years ago

Losing X11 connection to Ubuntu guest VM on Mac OS Lion

Reported by: markoa Owned by:
Priority: major Component: host support
Version: VirtualBox 4.1.2 Keywords: x11 ubuntu lion
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Mac OS X


On Mac OS Lion's VirtualBox 4.0.12, I'm running Ubuntu server 10.04.02 for web development.

I'm connected to the VM via multiple ssh connections in terminal. One of the is "ssh -X vm", so I can run graphical programs on the guest. The problem is that after a couple of minutes this X11 connection is lost ("Error: cannot open display: localhost:10.0" when I run anything), and I need to create a new ssh connection to have it back.

I'm a Mac user since Lion, but my colleague has told me that this has not happenned with VirtualBox on Snow Leopard. I have not figured the exact pattern of what happens before the X11 connection is lost. Opening other ssh (non-X) connections could be a reason, although not immediately. I'm attaching my VBox.log file.


VBox.log Download (77.4 KB) - added by markoa 4 years ago.
VBox.log of a sample session

Change History

Changed 4 years ago by markoa

VBox.log of a sample session

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