XP Guest using Skype 4 causing Host restart

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XP Guest using Skype 4 causing Host restart

Postby issotyo » 7. Jul 2009, 18:17

Configuration:
- KUbuntu Jaunty 64bit (Host)
- Windows XP sp 2 (Guest)
- VirtualBox 3.0.0
- Skype 4.0.27
- NAT network

Step by step to reproduce:
1. install skype 4.0.27
2. Skype try to connect to internet and successfully login
3. Couple second after, linux host sudenly restart

YMMV but I have reproduce above step twice with same result. It's almost unbelievable after skype trying to login, sudenly my jaunty restart. Is it just me, or any body experience the same thing ?
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Re: XP Guest using Skype 4 causing Host restart

Postby mike_bruns_99 » 7. Jul 2009, 19:18

Same thing on my side, I didn't realize it was Skype in the guest that caused it. I'm running a Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04 32 bit host with Windows XP 32-bit guest.
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Re: XP Guest using Skype 4 causing Host restart

Postby issotyo » 9. Jul 2009, 05:05

Thank you Mike, well it's unfortunate then. Virtual Machine restart or crash is tolerable, but it should not restart the host.
I think it must be logged as bug, but I don't know how to create bug ticket in VirtualBox bug tracker.
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Re: XP Guest using Skype 4 causing Host restart

Postby WilDCarD » 13. Jul 2009, 00:42

I'm having this issue as well. I'm running Ubuntu 8.10. I've tried it with virtualbox 3.0.0, and 3.0.2. I've also tried skype 4.2, and 3.8. The host machine crashes upon skype launch on 3.8, and crashes after skype login on 4.2. So... back to windows on real hardware.
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Re: XP Guest using Skype 4 causing Host restart

Postby issotyo » 23. Jul 2009, 12:40

WilDCarD wrote:So... back to windows on real hardware.


If you don't mind with old interface of skype, you can use skype version 2.0 at ubuntu repository.

Ok I've report it in ticket defect number 1710
http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/1710#comment:52
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Re: XP Guest using Skype 4 causing Host restart

Postby leandrokersting » 28. Jul 2009, 05:46

hi.
same is with my virtual box 3.0.2.

configuration: ubuntu jaunty 32bit(host) and windows xp sp3 (guest) and skype 4.1.0.141.

the crash and restart my host. always.

ok.thanks guys.

Brazil-RS-POA
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Re: XP Guest using Skype 4 causing Host restart

Postby the_mccloud » 28. Jul 2009, 21:12

ditto on my setup:

Jaunty 64-bit
using Pulse Audio
Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000 for sound/video capture (USB)
XP Pro x86 SP3 guest
Virtualbox 3.0.2 r49928 (PUEL)
guest additions installed
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Re: XP Guest using Skype 4 causing Host restart

Postby issotyo » 13. Oct 2009, 04:20

Hi all, here's trick from comeez. I've try it, and it works for me!
Plz share your experience :)

2009-10-08 08:59:06 changed by comeez  

Found a walk around solution for windows XP sp3 Virtualbox 3.0 on Ubuntu Jaunty.
Go to the Skype folder in the guest XP machine and right click on the skype.exe Choose Compatibility Tab and Set it to Win2000.
Mine don't commit suiside after I did that.


http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/1710#comment:71
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Re: XP Guest using Skype 4 causing Host restart

Postby bit_jammer » 25. Nov 2009, 14:09

It works for me! I've to say that it has some weird behaiviours, but works.
I'm using ubuntu 9.10 x64, vb 3.0.8 & windows xp
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Re: XP Guest using Skype 4 causing Host restart

Postby kau » 10. Dec 2009, 11:32

I downloaded Skype 4, gave it compatibility with WIN2000 and it works form me too. Weird but it works!
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