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Discuss the 5.1.8 release

PostPosted: 18. Oct 2016, 21:33
by frank
Discuss the 5.1.8 release here.
You can download the release here.

Re: Discuss the 5.1.8 release

PostPosted: 19. Oct 2016, 00:41
by loukingjr
I try not to whine in public however…
Running 5.1.8 on a macOS Sierra 10.12 host. The new version is actually worse than all previous 5.1 versions.
1. Audio is still screwed up in Windows 10 guests
2. Audio is now screwed up in Windows 7 guests
2. Audio is now screwed up in Ubuntu guests (out of sync).
3. For some reason it takes an inordinate amount of time to install the GAs in Windows 7 guests.

That's what I've checked just so far.

To be honest I had uninstalled VB from my Macs after installing what seems like a dozen 5.1.7 test builds. I thought I would try 5.1.8.
Maybe another time.

Re: Discuss the 5.1.8 release

PostPosted: 19. Oct 2016, 12:17
by marcthin
I am not able to use Oracle 5.1.8 release because in my linux guests (50 distributions) is het not possible to play YouTube video's and flash video's. I am now downgradet to release 5.1.2 and that release works 100 % voor al my distributions. My host is windos 10 1607.

Re: Discuss the 5.1.8 release

PostPosted: 19. Oct 2016, 15:10
by pentagonik
@loukingjr

1. Audio is still screwed up in Windows 10 guests
2. Audio is now screwed up in Windows 7 guests
2. Audio is now screwed up in Ubuntu guests (out of sync).


Can you please elaborate what exactly is "screwed up" for you and how to reproduce? Thanks!

Re: Discuss the 5.1.8 release

PostPosted: 19. Oct 2016, 15:18
by loukingjr
Probably the easiest thing to notice is play any music video on YouTube. The audio in Windows 10 quickly goes out of sync with the video and Spotify is slightly garbled.

For the other guests, the video and audio are no longer in sync. I didn't play it for long but in my Windows 7 guest, if you play something with audio after 5 mins or so the audio creates it's own noise in the background.

edit: I forgot to mention the tempo is too fast in Windows 10 guests.

Re: Discuss the 5.1.8 release

PostPosted: 19. Oct 2016, 18:08
by Organic_Marble
Has anyone confirmed that the snapshot deletion problem is fixed? The release notes show that it should be, but I would like someone to weigh in before I go down that path.

Re: Discuss the 5.1.8 release

PostPosted: 19. Oct 2016, 20:30
by socratis
Organic_Marble wrote:I would like someone to weigh in before I go down that path.

Why don't you create a full clone of the VM that you're afraid of messing up and try it out? It's faster and 100% guaranteed that you'll know if it works or not.

Re: Discuss the 5.1.8 release

PostPosted: 19. Oct 2016, 21:04
by Papolytic
Organic_Marble wrote:Has anyone confirmed that the snapshot deletion problem is fixed? The release notes show that it should be, but I would like someone to weigh in before I go down that path.

Hi - Snapshot deletion has worked fine since a couple beta builds back and is fine on a Ubuntu VM with 4 VDI's and also a W10 VM with 4 VDI's in 5.1.8.

Re: Discuss the 5.1.8 release

PostPosted: 19. Oct 2016, 22:18
by hd
Can anyone shed some light on this point in particular:
  • Storage: some fixes for the NVMe emulation with Windows guests

I've tested with 5.1.6 and 5.1.8 now on a mixed use nvme, and the performance is limited by something, but this update does not seem to address that.

In 5.1.8 my NVME experience is summarized here: https://i.imgur.com/ZRUKpyg.png
For 5.1.6 I posted a thread asking for some feedback here, which shows similar performance issues.

Re: Discuss the 5.1.8 release

PostPosted: 20. Oct 2016, 10:13
by michaln
hd wrote:For 5.1.6 I posted a thread asking for some feedback here, which shows similar performance issues.

The NVMe emulation is still very new and has not been tuned. If it does not satisfy your requirements, don't use it.

Re: Discuss the 5.1.8 release

PostPosted: 20. Oct 2016, 15:49
by Organic_Marble
Papolytic wrote:
Organic_Marble wrote:Has anyone confirmed that the snapshot deletion problem is fixed? The release notes show that it should be, but I would like someone to weigh in before I go down that path.

Hi - Snapshot deletion has worked fine since a couple beta builds back and is fine on a Ubuntu VM with 4 VDI's and also a W10 VM with 4 VDI's in 5.1.8.


Thanks very much.

Re: Discuss the 5.1.8 release

PostPosted: 20. Oct 2016, 15:49
by Organic_Marble
socratis wrote:
Organic_Marble wrote:I would like someone to weigh in before I go down that path.

Why don't you create a full clone of the VM that you're afraid of messing up and try it out? It's faster and 100% guaranteed that you'll know if it works or not.


Because I would have to install the new version of VirtualBox, wiping out the one that works, and then do it all over again to restore it if it doesn't.

Re: Discuss the 5.1.8 release

PostPosted: 21. Oct 2016, 02:28
by BrianG61UK
I run VirtualBox on a Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit host.
I have just discovered that with VirtualBox 5.1.4, 5.1.6 and 5.1.8 my FreeDOS 1.1 VM will not start at all.
I am reverting to VirtualBox 5.1.2 for now.
I am attaching the log files and configuration of the VM.
The oldest log file "VBox.log.3" is one from when it last worked, the others are fails.

VirtualBox 5.1.8 FreeDOS 1.1 VM.zip
(74.07 KiB) Downloaded 16 times


Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

Re: Discuss the 5.1.8 release

PostPosted: 21. Oct 2016, 09:25
by socratis
@BrianG61UK
You seem to have added two parallel ports in your VM, with the same exactly settings. Delete the line that is strikethrough from your .vbox file:
        <Port slot="0" enabled="true" IOBase="0x378" IRQ="7" path="LPT1"/>
<Port slot="
1" enabled="false" IOBase="0x378" IRQ="7" path="LPT1"/>


PS. FreeDOS runs fine here.

Re: Discuss the 5.1.8 release

PostPosted: 21. Oct 2016, 16:19
by BrianG61UK
socratis wrote:@BrianG61UK
You seem to have added two parallel ports in your VM, with the same exactly settings. Delete the line that is strikethrough from your .vbox file:
        <Port slot="0" enabled="true" IOBase="0x378" IRQ="7" path="LPT1"/>
<Port slot="
1" enabled="false" IOBase="0x378" IRQ="7" path="LPT1"/>


PS. FreeDOS runs fine here.

I never really looked closely in there before.
There's a lot of stuff that doesn't really make any sense.
Why on earth are there 8 network cards, each with a unique MAC address?

The line you said to delete seems to be present in the configuration of all my VMs, even ones where I'm pretty sure I have never asked for any LPT ports, so it can't be there because I issued a strange VBoxManage command. It's there on VM's I set up completely through the GUI.