Ticket #9938 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 21 months ago

RPM based guests have real issues with Gnome3 if the guest has more than one processor.

Reported by: Perryg Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 4.1.6 Keywords: Gnome3 Desktop SMP
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Linux

Description (last modified by aeichner) (diff)

I have been trying to track down the issue of not being able to use Gnome3 in an RPM guest.

If I install and select to use SMP (2 processors) the guest will refuse to load the Gnome3 DT at least 8 out of 10 tries. Stating there is a problem and you need to logout and try again. No matter what I do it fails except setting the processor count to (1) It then loads each and every time. Turning off 3D acceleration allows me to use SMP (2 processors) and also works every time but in fall-back mode (no Gnome3).

Needless to say this really cuts down on the guests speed and compiling time more than doubles. This does not seem to be the case with Debian based guests though as I can run with (2) processors and Gnome3 works as intended.

I have removed the openSUSE (included) guest additions and installed the latest VirtualBox guest additions but this does not seem to make a difference.

Host is Ubuntu 11.10 Kernel 3.0.0-13-generic #22-Ubuntu SMP Wed Nov 2 13:27:26 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Guest is openSUSE 12.4 Kernel 3.1.0-1.2-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT Thu Nov 3 14:45:45 UTC 2011 (187dde0) x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

I am also including (2) log files one works (1 processor) and one does not work (2 processor) but from what I see in the logs there is no indication that VirtualBox is unhappy with anything.


Works-1proc-openSUSE-12.1-2011-11-22-11-37-28.log Download (58.9 KB) - added by Perryg 6 years ago.
Working log
NoWork-2proc-openSUSE-12.1-2011-11-22-11-40-45.log Download (59.2 KB) - added by Perryg 6 years ago.
Non-working log

Change History

Changed 6 years ago by Perryg

Working log

Changed 6 years ago by Perryg

Non-working log

comment:1 Changed 21 months ago by aeichner

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to obsolete
  • Description modified (diff)

Please reopen if still relevant with a recent VirtualBox release.

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