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VBox 4.2.12 cuts bottom edge in integration mode

PostPosted: 17. Jun 2013, 09:01
by hopungo
After I updated my Ubuntu to 13.04 I noticed that VirtualBox looks strange when I try to integrate it with desktop. As well as the VB menu doesn't work. I had no such problem before. Does anyone know how to fix it? Notice that guest additions are installed.

Re: VBox 4.2.12 cuts bottom edge in integration mode

PostPosted: 17. Jun 2013, 11:23
by mpack

Re: VBox 4.2.12 cuts bottom edge in integration mode

PostPosted: 17. Jun 2013, 12:03
by hopungo
Here they are. Hope I understood you correctly.

Re: VBox 4.2.12 cuts bottom edge in integration mode

PostPosted: 17. Jun 2013, 13:28
by mpack
VBox.log wrote:00:00:01.424751 Host RAM: 3702MB total, 846MB available
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00:00:02.074931 RamSize <integer> = 0x0000000040000000 (1 073 741 824, 1 024 MB)
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00:00:02.076471 VRamSize <integer> = 0x0000000010000000 (268 435 456, 256 MB)

You don't have enough available memory on your host to give that allocation to the VM.

I'm also not convinced that you've installed the latest Guest Additions. You do have the GAs ISO mounted in the VM, but I don't think the installer has actually been run. And why so much VRAM? Most of that is probably just being wasted.

Re: VBox 4.2.12 cuts bottom edge in integration mode

PostPosted: 17. Jun 2013, 14:12
by hopungo
Thanks for your reply. I will set my RAM and VRAM settings to less values tomorrow, though I doubt it will help, because these settings were not changed since last two updates. Nevertheless, attempt is not torture, as we say in Russia :) . Oh, and I'm pretty sure that additions are the last. I specially updated them and I'll post screenshot when I get access to my workstation.

Re: VBox 4.2.12 cuts bottom edge in integration mode

PostPosted: 17. Jun 2013, 14:45
by mpack
There should be a little icon on the task/status bar of the guest OS, hovering over it should report the GAs version.

Re: VBox 4.2.12 cuts bottom edge in integration mode

PostPosted: 18. Jun 2013, 05:17
by hopungo
Set RAM to 768 MB
VRAM to 64 MB
Problem still exists.

Re: VBox 4.2.12 cuts bottom edge in integration mode

PostPosted: 18. Jun 2013, 13:57
by mpack
Then I'll leave you to someone who knows more about Linux hosts.

Re: VBox 4.2.12 cuts bottom edge in integration mode

PostPosted: 25. Jun 2013, 06:07
by hopungo
Updated VB to version 4.2.14 r86644. Installed corresponding Guest Additions. Now Integration mode does not work at all. Virtual machine simply crashes when I turn it on. Had problems with installing Extension Pack, but solved them.

Re: VBox 4.2.12 cuts bottom edge in integration mode

PostPosted: 25. Jun 2013, 14:32
by Perryg
Is what you are calling integration mode what is really called seamless?

Re: VBox 4.2.12 cuts bottom edge in integration mode

PostPosted: 27. Jun 2013, 16:56
by hopungo
Perryg wrote:Is what you are calling integration mode what is really called seamless?

Yes.

Re: VBox 4.2.12 cuts bottom edge in integration mode

PostPosted: 5. Jul 2013, 09:04
by hopungo
Updated everything to 4.2.16 r86992. Situation became more absurd: the only mode which works fine is fullscreen mode. When I try to switch from it, machine crashes. And another VM with Windows XP onboard does not start at all showing message "Failed to attach the network LUN (VERR_PDM_DRIVER_NOT_FOUND)".

UPD: I tried to switch to my distribution-provided version of VB (4.2.10), but it has the same problem.

UPD2: Switching TestBox Network to NAT mode solves problem with starting, but when I try to turn on fullscreen mode, it crashes.

UPD3: Found that disabling 3D solves problem.

UPD4: Tried to switch Desktop Environment (to LXDE) and discovered that this solves the problem. So apparently it's a Unity bug. Thanks everybody. Topic now can be closed.