VirtualBox VM crashes on switch to FullScreen

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VirtualBox VM crashes on switch to FullScreen

Postby coreychch » 12. Mar 2012, 10:38

Has anyone else experienced this? It doesn't happen after the VM has been started up normally - Fullscreen works fine in this situation. It appears to only occur after the VM has been paused (saving the state) and then resumed later. When Cmd-F is pressed, the screen goes black for about 5-10 seconds, then the VM aborts.

I am running OS X 10.7.3 and VirtualBox 4.1.8 r75467.
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Re: VirtualBox VM crashes on switch to FullScreen

Postby mpack » 12. Mar 2012, 11:26

You probably need more memory for the display (VM settings | Display | Video Memory). At the very least make sure that VirtualBox isn't giving warnings about low memory in this field.
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Re: VirtualBox VM crashes on switch to FullScreen

Postby Perryg » 12. Mar 2012, 13:56

I would be interested in knowing what guests are actually causing the problem and if they are using Gnome3 desktops.
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Re: VirtualBox VM crashes on switch to FullScreen

Postby coreychch » 13. Mar 2012, 04:26

Hi mpack,

Thanks for the tip. I had given the VM 64Mb of display memory, so I tried increasing it to 128Mb (the maximum) - no difference - problem still occurs. It wasn't giving any errors about low memory before I changed it. I have also confirmed that it only happens after the VM has been suspended and then resumed later on. When it is freshly booted up, Fullscreen works fine.

Perryg - the Guest OS in this case is Windows 7 Ultimate.
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Re: VirtualBox VM crashes on switch to FullScreen

Postby mpack » 13. Mar 2012, 11:03

It seems to me you should raise a ticket for this on BugTracker. Be sure to include a link to this discussion.
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Re: VirtualBox VM crashes on switch to FullScreen

Postby Aluizio The_Idealist » 5. Apr 2012, 13:02

Any news regarding this issue? The exact same thing happens to me.
Is it added to the bug tracker already? If so, how do I keep track of it??

Thanks and sorry for the dumb questions... This is my first post here! :)
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Re: VirtualBox VM crashes on switch to FullScreen

Postby mpack » 5. Apr 2012, 13:46

Yes, a ticket was raised - here. If you intend to add to the ticket then do not forget to add a zipped log file of a failed VM session. The log file "VBox.log" can be found in the "Logs" subfolder of the VM folder.
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