View Full Version : [ubuntu] Sun Virtual Box display problem, after upgrade to 9.04

April 26th, 2009, 05:27 AM
After upgrading from Ubuntu 8.10 to 9.04 the display on the Sun Virtual Box management screen has gone all wonky... all the text is blurred out. (See screen shot). Note: only the text seems affected, images are fine.

I tried upgrading to latest version of Sun Virtual Box (2.2.0), but no luck. I have also tried change application fonts, screen resolution, visual effects, but nothing seems to help. I have a feeling it may be graphics card/driver related, but so far that is the only application that show this problem.

I'm relatively new to Linux, and would appreciate any help.


Screen Shot:


April 26th, 2009, 06:25 AM
I have solved the problem (sort of). I had been using the Nimbus theme. I tried switching to a different theme and then problem went away. The strange thing is, is that I switched back to Nimbus theme, and now Virtual Box still works fine. Not sure what's going on here, but at least it working for me now.

May 8th, 2009, 10:10 PM
Hmmm, so now the VirualBox GUI is working for me, but whenever I try to run a Guest, the display of the guest machine goes funny... it kind of has a transparent/faded look. Is anyone else having any similar problems?

Victor Ewert
http://www.ewert-technologies.ca (http://www.ewert-technologies.ca/)

August 17th, 2009, 09:35 PM
In case anyone is interested, it looks like this problem has been resolved in Sun VirtualBox 3.0.4:

From 3.0.4 ChangeLog:

Linux hosts: fixed problems leading to wrong colors or transparency in host windows with some graphics drivers (bug #3095 (http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/3095))