VirtualBox crashes after upgrading to macOS Catalina (#18990)

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Re: VirtualBox crashes after upgrading to macOS Catalina (#18990)

Postby Vousdoo » 9. Oct 2019, 21:11

FWIW - I had the very same problems trying to get VB running a Windows 10 instance.

I tried a number of the suggestions posted previously in this thread. Each time I attempted to run Windows 10 and each time it crashed with the same message as described in this thread.

Steps I tried...

Added and then removed VB.app from Privacy settings (adding made no difference for me).
Ran VBoxManage setextradata global GUI/HidLedsSync 0 (also made no difference for me).
Noted the following message in my terminal console - [i]The default interactive shell is now zsh. To update your account to use zsh, please run `chsh -s /bin/zsh`.

Ran the above command and then re-ran VBoxManage setextradata global GUI/HidLedsSync 0

This time Windows booted up albeit with errors. The auto-fix in Win 10 ran for a while and it re-booted and then Win 10 started up again. Win 10 stated it could not complete recent updates so it rolled those back. Once complete, Win 10 login appeared and after logging in all is well now (except for the recent update it rolled back, will look into that later).
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Re: VirtualBox crashes after upgrading to macOS Catalina (#18990)

Postby Júnior » 9. Oct 2019, 21:29

No meu caso funcionou o comando abaixo:
VBoxManage setextradata global GUI/HidLedsSync 0

Mac Catalina e VirtualBox 6.0.12
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Re: VirtualBox crashes after upgrading to macOS Catalina (#18990)

Postby socratis » 9. Oct 2019, 22:05

CarlJazz wrote:Any other workaround?

It's in the first post... wait until 2019-10-15.
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Re: VirtualBox crashes after upgrading to macOS Catalina

Postby socratis » 9. Oct 2019, 22:07

d3xsky wrote:I would also like to confirm that after update for VBox is out we need to do:

    VBoxManage setextradata global GUI/HidLedsSync
if I'm not mistaken?

Correct. If you want to simply undo a "setextradata" setting, you run that command with the Token alone, no Value.
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Re: VirtualBox crashes after upgrading to macOS Catalina (#18990)

Postby Júnior » 9. Oct 2019, 22:23

Júnior wrote:No meu caso funcionou o comando abaixo:
VBoxManage setextradata global GUI/HidLedsSync 0

Mac Catalina e VirtualBox 6.0.12

==>> Infelizmente parou de funcionar.... NÃO DEU CERTO
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Re: VirtualBox crashes after upgrading to macOS Catalina (#18990)

Postby ling_vb » 9. Oct 2019, 23:22

That did not fix it for me. If I click on the OSX desktop or anywhere outside the VBox VM window, the VM aborts. I turned off Mouse Integration, no joy. I checked and VBox is listed/checked under Accessibility. Weird. I am running VBox 6.0.12, on OSX 10.15, with a Win 10 Pro VM. As stated previously, it was working fine yesterday before I upgraded to Catalina.
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Re: VirtualBox crashes after upgrading to macOS Catalina (#18990)

Postby etpataskala86 » 10. Oct 2019, 00:58

Did you try the other method of turning off System Integrity Protection via Recovery Terminal then installing the latest test build? That worked for me, 2019 Macbook Pro on 10.15 Catalina.

If not, instructions here: https://developer.apple.com/library/arc ... ction.html
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Re: VirtualBox crashes after upgrading to macOS Catalina (#18990)

Postby ckh1024 » 10. Oct 2019, 04:51

Hi,

I just updated to catalina, Virtualbox has problem in catalina, My guest VM is Win7, sometimes it can launch till desktop and crashed, and sometimes during startup and crash.
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Re: VirtualBox crashes after upgrading to macOS Catalina (#18990)

Postby il_ragno » 10. Oct 2019, 10:15

Vousdoo wrote:Noted the following message in my terminal console - The default interactive shell is now zsh. To update your account to use zsh, please run `chsh -s /bin/zsh`.

Ran the above command and then re-ran VBoxManage setextradata global GUI/HidLedsSync 0

Thanks Vousdoo

VBox 6.0.12

All I did was the:
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chsh -s /bin/zsh

Exited the terminal and restarted then did the:
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VBoxManage setextradata global GUI/HidLedsSync 0

Fired up VBox and it'll all been fine since. Both W10 and XP guests working fine.
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Re: VirtualBox crashes after upgrading to macOS Catalina

Postby jss » 10. Oct 2019, 13:56

socratis wrote:Another thing to try is to enter the command:

    VBoxManage setextradata global GUI/HidLedsSync 0


Thank you, worked for me with macOS 10.15 and VB 6.0.12 :D
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Re: VirtualBox crashes after upgrading to macOS Catalina (#18990)

Postby ling_vb » 10. Oct 2019, 15:53

I chose not to disable system protection as last time I did that for a similar problem (not with VBox) it created other problems. Glad I waited. I tried this solution and it worked. Thanks.
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Re: VirtualBox crashes after upgrading to macOS Catalina (#18990)

Postby tca47 » 10. Oct 2019, 17:14

I used the command:
VBoxManage setextradata global GUI/HidLedsSync 0

and it worked. It seems like the crashing has stopped.

What does this command actually do, and do I need to get rid of it when a stable release is working?

Thanks.
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Re: VirtualBox crashes after upgrading to macOS Catalina (#18990)

Postby moonlight20 » 10. Oct 2019, 17:43

Having the same issue here. Hopefully the next update will address this issue. Thanks for the information.
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Re: VirtualBox crashes after upgrading to macOS Catalina (#18990)

Postby gfusys » 10. Oct 2019, 20:16

I am having a similar and very strange experience. After upgrading to Catalina, my VMs (Windows and Ubuntu) run fine but if I click on any other window on the host (Finder for example), they instantly crash and I get an "Aborted" state.
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Re: VirtualBox crashes after upgrading to macOS Catalina (#18990)

Postby jamataran » 10. Oct 2019, 20:27

Same here.

The guest crashes when klicking outside the client window. I tryied allowing "full access" to the app but it still failing
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