Discuss VirtualBox 2.2.0 Release

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Re: Discuss VirtualBox 2.2.0 Release

Postby belzecue » 10. Apr 2009, 18:00

belzecue wrote:I'm getting the same 'r6025' message and application crash when trying to set up a shared folder for an Ubuntu 8.10 VM on a Win7beta host. I can't do without shared folders so I'll have to roll back to 2.1.4 until this is fixed.

Also, with 3D enabled in the VM, quite a few screensavers in Ubuntu 8.10 will similarly kill virtualbox when running on my Win7beta host.


OK, I uninstalled 2.2 on my host (Win7Beta), reinstalled 2.1.4, reverted my VMs to pre-2.2-guest-additions, and retested the two regressions listed above: application crash on setting up folder sharing and application crash on selecting various 3D screensavers in Ubuntu 8.10 VM. I confirmed both issues work fine under 2.1.4.

Also, a third regression in 2.2 I failed to mention... with 2.2 guest additions installed on my Ubuntu 8.10 VM, the mouse remained trapped inside the VM window. When I reverted to 2.1.4 the mouse was back to the expected behaviour of seamlessly crossing the VM window border.

So that's three serious regressions that will keep me away from 2.2 until it stabilizes. VirtualBox is still the best I've used, just a shame that 2.2 went into the wild prematurely.
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Re: Discuss VirtualBox 2.2.0 Release

Postby sej7278 » 10. Apr 2009, 18:54

win7beta shouldn't be used for anything, let alone as a testing platform for virtualisation - its unsupported and shouldn't even be used anymore until rc1 comes out.

also, its well known that screensavers kill virtualisation products - use the host's screensaver, not the guest's.
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Re: Discuss VirtualBox 2.2.0 Release

Postby Perryg » 10. Apr 2009, 19:12

I fail to understand why it is so hard to fathom. OpenGL is still listed as in testing/experimental.
Which means it may or may not work for you. No problem! I have it working in some of my VM's and others it just pukes. I am sure that when it is all sorted out it will be just fine. Give it some time and see what happens.
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Re: Discuss VirtualBox 2.2.0 Release

Postby belzecue » 10. Apr 2009, 19:14

sej7278 wrote:win7beta shouldn't be used for anything, let alone as a testing platform for virtualisation - its unsupported and shouldn't even be used anymore until rc1 comes out.

also, its well known that screensavers kill virtualisation products - use the host's screensaver, not the guest's.


You are right. But it doesn't explain why everything works perfectly with 2.1.4 under Win7Beta. The 2.2 improvements/changes might not be playing well with the Win7 codebase.
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Re: Discuss VirtualBox 2.2.0 Release

Postby dekdeck » 11. Apr 2009, 13:33

Thanks to the development team for doing a great job with virtual box. i am using windows 7 host and xp pro as guest. this new version of vittuallbox gives me an error and shuts down wheni try to assign a shared folder, both while the virtual machine is online and offline. error; "virtualbox gui as stopped working"...ps. is branching snapshots going to be implemented or not, cause if it is going to be implemented it would knock down a lot of hurdles for me and i think others too.
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Re: Discuss VirtualBox 2.2.0 Release

Postby Leonid » 11. Apr 2009, 13:58

Sasquatch wrote:
Leonid wrote:
w00dy wrote:the 3d-effect works fine, but my mouse pointer is invisbible??????
any idea how i can fix this?
thx

Disable mouse pointer integration, else mouse pointer would be invisible with guest compiz.

Really? I see the Guest cursor just fine with Compiz-Fusion and mouse integration. You say the exact oposite in another thread :?.

Yeah, pardon, it's typo. Should read as "Enable mouse pointer integration...."
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Re: Discuss VirtualBox 2.2.0 Release

Postby kebabbert » 13. Apr 2009, 00:58

Holey Moley! Me. Like. This. Software. Thanks a lot VB guys! I wish you lots of S - E - X and beer in a near future! :)
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Re: Discuss VirtualBox 2.2.0 Release

Postby Sasquatch » 13. Apr 2009, 12:02

kebabbert wrote:Holey Moley! Me. Like. This. Software. Thanks a lot VB guys! I wish you lots of S - E - X and beer in a near future! :)

Let's not give them that, else the quality of the software will go down big time ;) :P.
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Re: Discuss VirtualBox 2.2.0 Release

Postby shoot-me » 13. Apr 2009, 17:01

Sasquatch wrote:
kebabbert wrote:Holey Moley! Me. Like. This. Software. Thanks a lot VB guys! I wish you lots of S - E - X and beer in a near future! :)

Let's not give them that, else the quality of the software will go down big time ;) :P.


bah humbug! In my day it was fag packets and a pint of the dark brown stuff to keep us developing useful stuff. Usually it was followed up a few months later with post review comments like 'huh - of course there's no way that would have worked like that!' :twisted:

Good progress - keep up the good work !
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Re: Discuss VirtualBox 2.2.0 Release

Postby mbl » 13. Apr 2009, 18:31

This upgrade is just a bag of problems. Stay away.
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Re: Discuss VirtualBox 2.2.0 Release

Postby greekman12 » 13. Apr 2009, 20:05

For the most part, vb 2.2 works for me....except for exporting/importing vm's.

Seems not to recognize hard disks after the vm's are re-imported.
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Re: Discuss VirtualBox 2.2.0 Release

Postby laroald » 13. Apr 2009, 21:19

I still use version 2.1.2. With all these problems with 2.2.0 I am a bit afraid about what's best to do. My host is XP prof, 2 gb ram, 7-8 guests.. and everything funks well. Now I have to make a decision about what to do; Wait for a new and better version, go directly for 2.2.0 or update by 2.1.4 before I further on update to 2.2.0? Last time I went from 1.6.4 to 2.1.2 without problems. I shouldn't be neccessary to by 2.1.4?
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Re: Discuss VirtualBox 2.2.0 Release

Postby MasterEvilAce » 13. Apr 2009, 23:17

laroald wrote:I still use version 2.1.2. With all these problems with 2.2.0 I am a bit afraid about what's best to do. My host is XP prof, 2 gb ram, 7-8 guests.. and everything funks well. Now I have to make a decision about what to do; Wait for a new and better version, go directly for 2.2.0 or update by 2.1.4 before I further on update to 2.2.0? Last time I went from 1.6.4 to 2.1.2 without problems. I shouldn't be neccessary to by 2.1.4?

Go to 2.1.4 and stay there until 2.2 is fixed.. too many problems
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Re: Discuss VirtualBox 2.2.0 Release

Postby PSatya » 14. Apr 2009, 01:21

Host: Ubuntu 9.04 (beta).
Guest: Windows XP
VM format: .vmdk

Uninstalled 2.1, installed 2.2 and reinstalled Guest Additions.
Works like a charm! I also got the sound working out of the box!
(I was not having sound with earlier versions, but I was too busy to troubleshoot that).

Great job guys!! I just love it!! :D

Thanks,
Satya
P.S: Pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del does not work anymore, but the Host+Del works fine.
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Re: Discuss VirtualBox 2.2.0 Release

Postby belzecue » 14. Apr 2009, 07:42

What a nightmare 2.2. is turning out to be...

In addition to the issues I related earlier in this thread (ignore the 3D issue, because as pointed out it's experimental), now I can't remove 2.2 from an XPSP2 PC. I run uninstall from add/remove programs, it gets halfway through the uninstall then abruptly rolls back and reports that it couldn't uninstall -- no reason given. I'm going to try installing 2.1.4 over it and hope it works. I'm very happy with 2.1.4, even with the handful of known bugs (PAE etc) and appreciate all the work done by Sun's developers and the fact that it's free. I'm sure 2.2 will turn out pretty good, but I'll wait until it has gone through one or two minor updates before trying it again.
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