Checkbox killed VBox custom resolution for Guest Additions

Bug #468393 reported by Glenn Brumfield on 2009-11-01
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
checkbox (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: xorg

Ubuntu 9.10 beta upgraded to final with Guest Additions installed in VBox 3.0.8 on Ubuntu 8.04.3.

9.10 display was perfect with Guest Additions until I ran System Testing. When Checkbox cycled through the display test, it failed during the resolution-switching portion and was unable to go back to the custom resolution set by the Guest Additions (12xx by 6xx).

Rebooting the system failed to fix this, as did reinstalling Guest Additions. I can only suppose that there is something wrong with Xorg.conf now.

Hardware: Dell Latitude D800 notebook 1.4 Ghz.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
CheckboxCommand: resolution_test
 This display is using the following resolution:


 Is this acceptable for your display?
CheckboxTest: resolution
Date: Sun Nov 1 05:45:25 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
 Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
 Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
MachineType: innotek GmbH VirtualBox
Package: xorg 1:7.4+3ubuntu7
 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: InnoTek Systemberatung GmbH VirtualBox Graphics Adapter [80ee:beef]
  Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
  Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
  Latency: 64
  Region 0: Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-14-generic root=UUID=27df35ed-022a-4935-b042-b88b48af3401 ro quiet splash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.48-generic
 xserver-xorg 1:7.4+3ubuntu7
 libgl1-mesa-glx 7.6.0-1ubuntu4
 libdrm2 2.4.14-1ubuntu1
 xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.9.0-1ubuntu2
 xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.12.99+git20090929.7968e1fb-0ubuntu1
SourcePackage: xorg
Tags: checkbox-bug
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic i686 12/01/2006
dmi.bios.vendor: innotek GmbH
dmi.bios.version: VirtualBox
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvninnotekGmbH:bvrVirtualBox:bd12/01/2006:svninnotekGmbH:pnVirtualBox:pvr1.2: VirtualBox
dmi.product.version: 1.2
dmi.sys.vendor: innotek GmbH
fglrx: Not loaded
 distro: Ubuntu
 architecture: i686kernel: 2.6.31-14-generic

Bryce Harrington (bryce) wrote :

Hmm, if checkbox is breaking people's X, it really should be disabled in the release.

affects: xorg (Ubuntu) → checkbox (Ubuntu)

I am able to regain the VBox custom resolution by running GParted from the Live-CD and repair the affected partition, but running Checkbox again will again kill the custom resolution.

Ara Pulido (ara) on 2011-03-30
tags: added: karmic
Ara Pulido (ara) wrote :

Thank you for reporting this bug to Ubuntu. Ubuntu 9.10 reached EOL on April 30th, 2011.
Please see this document for currently supported Ubuntu releases:

We are sorry that we do not always have the capacity to look at all reported bugs in a timely manner. There have been many changes in Ubuntu since that time you reported the bug and your problem may have been fixed with some of the updates. It would help us a lot if you could test it on a currently supported Ubuntu version.

I will close this bug now. If you are able to reproduce it with a current supported version of Ubuntu, please, create a new one typing "ubuntu-bug checkbox" on a terminal.


Changed in checkbox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Won't Fix
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