Vbox 2.2 breaks with compiz

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Vbox 2.2 breaks with compiz

Postby fizk » 7. May 2009, 03:21

I can't run compiz while running VirtualBox 2.2.

Here are the screenshots:
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Before comiz
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Host: Ubuntu Jaunty
Guest: Windows Vista
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Re: Vbox 2.2 breaks with compiz

Postby Perryg » 7. May 2009, 03:29

More video memory
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Re: Vbox 2.2 breaks with compiz

Postby fizk » 7. May 2009, 13:58

Perryg wrote:More video memory


It's maxed out at 128MB. Can/should I increase this?
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Re: Vbox 2.2 breaks with compiz

Postby Perryg » 7. May 2009, 17:41

Try turning off the 3d effect in the vbox settings for the windows guest. It can't use it right now anyway.
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Re: Vbox 2.2 breaks with compiz

Postby Sasquatch » 7. May 2009, 20:56

fizk wrote:
Perryg wrote:More video memory


It's maxed out at 128MB. Can/should I increase this?

What about decreasing it. If your video card has only 128 MB VRAM, it will give everything to VB and the Guest will fail to allocate the allotted memory because the Host also needs it. I usually use 8 or 12 MB of VRAM, works like a charm. You can set it to 32 if it makes you feel better.
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Re: Vbox 2.2 breaks with compiz

Postby Upsurged » 7. May 2009, 21:40

Please check this topic.

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=16991#p72229

Thanks to townk it works.

townk wrote:I ran more tests here and if I start VirtualBox with environment variable XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1 and Cairo-Dock, VirtualBox works fine:

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env XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1 VirtualBox


I put this on my launcher and it's working, but I still think that this is a workaround not a fix.
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