Ubuntu

Video mode change in client should not create a new window

Reported by era on 2009-03-30
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This bug affects 4 people
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Virtualbox
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virtualbox-ose (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: virtualbox-ose

It appears that when a Virtualbox instance changes its video mode, this causes Virtualbox to destroy its window and create a new one.

If the user has switched to a different workspace in the meantime, the new window will be drawn in the currently active workspace, effectively causing Virtualbox to appear to switch workspaces on its own.

While booting a client image (e.g. any recent Ubuntu live CD), this happens multiple times in fairly rapid succession.

This is annoying a disruptive when you are attempting to get some other work done while booting an image. I frequently click "start" and switch to a different workspace in order to do some other work while the image starts, but because of this behavior, Virtualbox will not stay on the workspace where I started it. Instead, it pops up on top of the current window, in the worst case stealing password input or other sensitive keystrokes.

vnix$ apt-cache policy virtualbox-ose
virtualbox-ose:
  Installed: 2.0.4-dfsg-0ubuntu1
  Candidate: 2.0.4-dfsg-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 2.0.4-dfsg-0ubuntu1 0
        500 http://fi.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/universe Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

vnix$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 8.10
Release: 8.10

era (era) wrote :

Still there in Jaunty.

era (era) on 2009-11-09
description: updated
summary: - Booting a virtualbox instance redraws the window many times
+ Video mode change in client should not create a new window

Thank you for posting this bug.

Has this phenomenon occurred in updated virtualbox-ose/host/guest?

Changed in virtualbox-ose (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Aidan Furlan (aidan-epochlabs) wrote :

This bug no longer occurs for me.

aidanf@doctor:~$ apt-cache policy virtualbox-ose
virtualbox-ose:
  Installed: 3.2.0-dfsg-1ubuntu1~lucid1
  Candidate: 3.2.0-dfsg-1ubuntu1~lucid1
  Version table:
 *** 3.2.0-dfsg-1ubuntu1~lucid1 0
        500 http://mirror.internode.on.net/pub/ubuntu/ubuntu/ lucid-backports/universe Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     3.1.6-dfsg-2ubuntu2 0
        500 http://mirror.internode.on.net/pub/ubuntu/ubuntu/ lucid/universe Packages

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for virtualbox-ose (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in virtualbox-ose (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
Shahar Or (mightyiam) wrote :

Dear ones,

This occurs for me running 10.10, VirtualBox 4.0.0.

Should be reported upstream.

Blessings,
Shahar

Changed in virtualbox-ose (Ubuntu):
status: Expired → New
Changed in virtualbox:
status: Unknown → New
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in virtualbox-ose (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Michael (michaeljt) wrote :

I don't see this in the development version of VirtualBox (didn't try out 4.1). The last comment here is a year and a half old - is this still affecting anyone?

era (era) wrote :

Michael: Clearly, if the status was changed to Confirmed only yesterday, somebody is still experiencing this.

Phil Davidov (davidovp69) wrote :

This is occurring in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid and the VirtualBox 4.1

era, Phil, please let's continue this on <https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/8234>.

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