Virtualbox UI and remote X clients
ade at FreeBSD.org
Fri Oct 22 20:02:35 UTC 2010
It would appear that ever since 3.2.8_1 of virtualbox-ose, a number of additions were made to unconditionally enable some kind of hardware acceleration in the UI.
This completely breaks the UI with a variety of QT errors, when running on a remote X11 displays, so far I've tested X11.app and XQuartz.app on OSX, cygwin/X on Windows 7/XP, and even an Xvnc server running on a FreeBSD/amd64 box.
It looks like it was this commit:
date: 2010/09/30 12:51:00; author: decke; state: Exp; lines: +2 -0
- Add 2D acceleration support for Windows Guests
- Bump PORTREVISION
This needs to be made into an OPTION (default on or off, I don't care), but as it stands, the UI is unusable on apparently anything but a local X11 display -- which most machines, holding a number of vbox images, are unlikely to have.
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