VirtualBox

Ticket #9724 (new defect)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

Scale mode freezing guest consistently on WinXP guest

Reported by: cb_abq Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 4.1.4 Keywords: scale mode, 2d video acceleration
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Mac OS X

Description

Hello there.

I am running host OS Mac OS X 10.7.1 on a MacBook Pro with a 2.4 GHz core i5 and 4GB memory, VirtualBox 4.1.4 r74291, and guest OS Windows XP service pack 3, 32-bit. I have recently upgraded to this version of virtualbox, and have installed virtualbox additions 4.1.4, as well as all current Mac OS X and Windows XP updates as of this date.

I have configured 1 CPU, 1GB of system memory for the guest, 64MB of video memory, and have enabled 2D video acceleration.

I have just noticed that when I enter scale mode with host+c, the guest video freezes, and no longer seems to accept keyboard or mouse input, and the guest must then be reset. This is exactly and consistently repeatable on my machine. This only occurs when 2D video acceleration is enabled. I believe this is a bug, but I am curious if I have made a configuration error, or incorrect support assumption.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by to_to

Hi! I have the same problem. MacBook Pro(8GB memory, i7 2.4GHz) with Mac OS X 10.7.2, VirtualBox 4.1.4 r74291, guest OS Windows XP SP3.

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by kracharan

Hi! I have the same problem. MacBook? Pro(8GB memory, i5 2.53GHz) with Mac OS X 10.7.2, VirtualBox 4.1.4 r74291, guest OS Windows 7 X86.

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by toongeens

I have the same problem on a 2011 MacBook Pro with OS X 10.6.7, Virtualbox v4.1.4 r74291 guest OS Windows 7 x86

comment:4 Changed 2 years ago by LP81

I have the same problem on: MacBookPro5,2 Pro 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo - 4GB RAM OS X 10.6.8 Virtualbox v4.1.6 r74713 guest OS Windows XP

comment:5 Changed 2 years ago by Squall Leonhart

same thing is happening on Windows 7 with an XP guest, except the freeze occurs when leaving scale mode.

comment:6 Changed 2 years ago by fmDevMan

OSX 10.6.8, hosting WinXP, no 3D acceleration

Behavior occurs most notably coming out of scaled mode.

On OSX, notice that if I bring up the Dashboard and click back and forth between the guest window, the window will update and so it's possible to navigate to a proper guest shutdown. You must exit the host process to escape the problem altogether as a simple restart of guest is not sufficient.

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