Virtualbox UI and remote X clients

Ade Lovett ade at
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 and 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:

revision 1.27
date: 2010/09/30 12:51:00;  author: decke;  state: Exp;  lines: +2 -0
- Add 2D acceleration support for Windows Guests

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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