VirtualBox Guest Additions stopped working with the 2.6.32-16 kernel

Bug #536929 reported by Conscious User on 2010-03-10
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This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Virtualbox
Fix Released
Unknown
virtualbox-guest-additions (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

I'm running Lucid Alpha 3 fully updated inside a VirtualBox in Karmic, also fully updated. After a recent kernel upgrade from 2.6.32-15 to 2.6.32-16, the Guest Additions stopped working, as in X does not properly start anymore and goes to low-resolution mode.

To confirm the issue, I reinstalled a fresh daily build of Lucid: X stopped working after I installed the guest additions. Until then I was using VirtualBox OSE from the Karmic repositories. Switched to VirtualBox from Sun's site and got the issue again. Finally, I downgraded to 2.6.32-15 and the issue was gone in all cases.

ProblemType: Bug
AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.21.
AplayDevices:
 **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
 card 0: I82801AAICH [Intel 82801AA-ICH], device 0: Intel ICH [Intel 82801AA-ICH]
   Subdevices: 1/1
   Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
Architecture: i386
AudioDevicesInUse:
 USER PID ACCESS COMMAND
 /dev/snd/controlC0: conscioususer 1074 F.... pulseaudio
CRDA: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
Card0.Amixer.info:
 Card hw:0 'I82801AAICH'/'Intel 82801AA-ICH with STAC9700,83,84 at irq 5'
   Mixer name : 'SigmaTel STAC9700,83,84'
   Components : 'AC97a:83847600'
   Controls : 34
   Simple ctrls : 24
CurrentDmesg:
 [ 31.187647] eth0: no IPv6 routers present
 [ 39.226343] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
 [ 39.256447] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
Date: Wed Mar 10 22:41:28 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=90adbc57-8700-40f6-9378-d9d3a9d0157e
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Alpha i386 (20100310)
IwConfig:
 lo no wireless extensions.

 eth0 no wireless extensions.
Lsusb:
 Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
 Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
MachineType: innotek GmbH VirtualBox
Package: linux-image-2.6.32-16-generic 2.6.32-16.25
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-16-generic root=UUID=fd756065-b134-4bb6-9847-d59e530ff3cd ro quiet splash
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_US.utf8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-16.25-generic
Regression: Yes
RelatedPackageVersions: linux-firmware 1.32
Reproducible: Yes
RfKill:

SourcePackage: linux
TestedUpstream: No
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-16-generic i686
dmi.bios.date: 12/01/2006
dmi.bios.vendor: innotek GmbH
dmi.bios.version: VirtualBox
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvninnotekGmbH:bvrVirtualBox:bd12/01/2006:svninnotekGmbH:pnVirtualBox:pvr1.2:
dmi.product.name: VirtualBox
dmi.product.version: 1.2
dmi.sys.vendor: innotek GmbH

Conscious User (conscioususer) wrote :
Ryan Steele (rgsteele) wrote :

The issue with Xorg failing to start appears to be an incompatibility between the VirtualBox Guest Additions and the new version of the kernel. There is a workaround in the bug report here:

http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/6198

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
André Pirard (a.pirard) wrote :

Whatever the kernel (2.6.32-16 or 2.6.31-20) my 10.04 i86 beta 1 is running,
Sun's VB 3.1.4 with contained Guest additions :
- does not integrate the mouse
- sets the screen to 1152×864 but it no longer resize to window's size

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → New
Surbhi Palande (csurbhi) wrote :

Andre Pirard, Virtual Box 3.1.4 is non open source edition. Can you try doing this with the virtualbox-ose package that comes with Ubuntu?
Do let us know if the bug persists with this package. Thanks!

Surbhi Palande (csurbhi) on 2010-03-25
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
importance: Undecided → Low
Gabe Gorelick (gabegorelick) wrote :

I can confirm on virtualbox OSE in Karmic, running a Lucid guest. This advice [1] fixes the problem. You have to install guest-additions, then *before* you reboot, edit /usr/src/vboxvideo-3.1.4/vboxvideo_drm.c and then run sudo /etc/init.d/vboxadd setup.

[1] http://maxolasersquad.blogspot.com/2010/03/ubuntu-1004-lucid-lynx-alpha-in.html

affects: linux (Ubuntu) → virtualbox-guest-additions (Ubuntu)
Changed in virtualbox-guest-additions (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Gabe Gorelick (gabegorelick) wrote :

This is fixed in VirtualBox svn [1].

[1] http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/6198

Changed in virtualbox:
status: Unknown → Fix Released
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