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VirtualBox windows are transparent

Postby Clorow » 3. Jul 2009, 23:06

For some reason, my virtual machines have transparent windows whenever I run them. I don't know why this is; usually I just reboot the computer and everything is fine. Now that I've upgraded to 3.0.0, they stay like that forever. I rebooted; the windows were transparent. I recompiled the kernel module and rebooted, and the windows were still transparent. How do I get rid of this?
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Re: VirtualBox windows are transparent

Postby Perryg » 3. Jul 2009, 23:27

Try turning off composite in Ubuntu and try it again. If this helps there is a work-a round by using a script to start VBox: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=17823#p84267
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Re: VirtualBox windows are transparent

Postby irv » 4. Jul 2009, 00:15

If you are running Compiz do the following:
I had the same problem, here's how I fixed it:
1. Open up ccsm (if you don't have it install it using "sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager")
2. Go to "Window Rules" (and make sure it's enabled)
3. In the "No ARGB Visuals" box put the following without quotes "class=VirtualBox"
4. Hit back, close ccsm, and open up VirtualBox.

It worked like a charm for me, hope it works for you too.
I got this help off the Ubuntu forum yesterday
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Re: VirtualBox windows are transparent

Postby rafo2001 » 5. Jul 2009, 02:40

THANKS!!!

This works like a charm.
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