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Virtualbox 4.1.10 Released - Windows 8 adaptations


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Virtualbox 4.1.10
is available. Changleog below.



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VirtualBox 4.1.10 (released 2012-03-13)

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:

  • GUI: if 3D support on the host is not available for some reason, do not only disable this VM setting but also uncheck the checkbox
  • VMM: fixed a potential problem causing to schedule interrupts during SYSEXIT right after STI
  • VMM: fixed a potential guest memory corruption issue with page fusion
  • VMM: adjusted the module matching algorithm for page fusion a little, generally resulting in slightly more shared pages
  • Main: host interfaces no longer have "defaults" for IP address and network mask attributes
  • Main: don't depend on a password for certain guest control operations (bug #10030)
  • 3D Support: fixed Windows XP hosts support (4.1.8 regression; bugs #10071 and #10088)
  • 3D Support: rendering fixes for Linux hosts with NVIDIA graphics
  • 3D Support: fixed saved state issues (4.1.8 regression; bug #10126)
  • 3D Support: WDDM driver: fixed powershell_ise crashes (bug #10167), make WPF-based apps work with Aero enabled, fixed additional possible WinSAT crashes
  • VRDP: fixed remote clipboard compatibility issues with some clients
  • Storage: fixed a possible data corruption when compacting VDI or VHD images with snapshots (32-bit hosts only)
  • iSCSI: fixed crash when using incorrect credentials when authenticating with a LIO target (bug #10173)
  • Serial: don't abort in host mode under rare error conditions (non-Windows hosts only)
  • SDK: actually ship current C bindings
  • SDK: fixed the Java glue code for JDK 1.7.0 (bug #9848)
  • SDK: added Python example
  • Metrics: make metrics collection more robust regarding blocked VMs
  • Web service: added SSL/TLS support
  • VBoxShell: fixed Guest Additions information lookup
  • Solaris installer: fixed dependency checking while installing VirtualBox in a zone
  • Linux hosts/guests: Linux 3.3-rc1 compile fixes
  • Solaris hosts: fixed debug kernel panics while opening module CTF data (bug #9651)
  • Mac OS X hosts: fixed Python support on Lion
  • Linux Additions: make 3D passthrough work on OL/RHEL 6.2 (bug #10010)
  • Linux Additions: fixed missing implementation when copying shared folder data through kernel high memory (bug #9878)
  • Linux Additions: make sure all data is written when closing a memory mapped file on a shared folder
  • Linux Additions: added support for X.Org Server 1.12
  • Solaris Additions: fixed guest kernel driver to load properly on guest reboot (4.1.8 regression; bug #10113)
  • Solaris Additions: fixed missing 64-bit OpenGL library VBoxOGL.so (bug #10151)
  • Solaris Additions: fixed VBoxService import and start for Solaris 11 guests.
  • Windows Additions: some Windows 8 adaptions
  • Windows Additions: several fixes for shared folders (bug #9753)
  • Guest control: miscellaneous bugfixes
https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
 

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kado897

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#2
I have problems with the new version of guest additions.

1. It doesn't allow me to uncheck 3D support which I had to do with the previous version because of a hang.
2. If I install with 3D support it hangs just prior to the logon screen with high CPU and a flashing display and yes 3D is properly configured in settings with 256MB video RAM.
 

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#3
I have problems with the new version of guest additions.

1. It doesn't allow me to uncheck 3D support which I had to do with the previous version because of a hang.
2. If I install with 3D support it hangs just prior to the logon screen with high CPU and a flashing display and yes 3D is properly configured in settings with 256MB video RAM.
The previous version is incompatible with Win8 and causes BSODs:

http://www.eightforums.com/crashes-...og_violation-blue-screen-death.html#post72845
 

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Yes. I think that thread is about VB installed on a native W8CP. In my case I am running VB on seven with a W8CP guest.
 

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Hi there

I'm gonna install the new VBox today.
Up untill now I always kept the 3D support checked (error when I installed the basic 3d addons)

I could install only the additions without 3d support and the WDDM 3d support (which crashed with most apps)

I thought that aero needed 3D support even if you used the standard graphics driver from the os and that's why I kept it checked.

The standard graphics driver is I think the most stable one on VBox at the moment (if we talk about 3D checked).
- Install the additions with 3D support WDDM (256mb)
- restart go to Device Manager -> manually uninstall the VBox WDDM graphics driver
=> you will still have additions (like copy paste, shared folders) with the standard display driver (without the screen stretching: use built in resolutions or add custom ones).

It worked.

Regards
Hopachi
 

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Thanks for that Hopachi. It worked for me too. Maybe by the next release Oracle will get their act together on WDDM. VMware Player seems to have no problems with it.
 

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NoelDP

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The video drivers are barfed for me, too - I did manage to get it sorta working at one point, but the resolution was changing every 10 seconds, and the cursor appeared in a random position somewhere different to where the mouse was actually pointing (if you see what I mean!)

I gave up in the end - back to no VM additions for me.
 

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Use the method described by Hopachi above of installing guest additions, don't reboot, and then uninstalling the WDDM driver.

You can then set a resolution to fit your monitor by editing the VBOX file in Notepad++. Locate the ExtraData section and add the top line in the example below. You will need to change it to fit your monitor WidthxHeightxColor Depth. You will then have that selection when you right click on the desktop and select screen resolution. This will then give you a full scree display which fits your monitor. There is an official way of doing this with VBoxManage but this is simpler.


<ExtraData>
<ExtraDataItem name="CustomVideoMode1" value="1366x768x32"/>
<ExtraDataItem name="GUI/Fullscreen" value="on"/>
<ExtraDataItem name="GUI/LastCloseAction" value="powerOff,discardCurState"/>
<ExtraDataItem name="GUI/LastGuestSizeHint" value="1366,768"/>
<ExtraDataItem name="GUI/LastNormalWindowPosition" value="8,27,1350,687"/>​
</ExtraData>
 

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Ah - OK, that works for me - and I can still use scale mode to get the full screen in view without having to hack the VBOX file (but I'll have a go with that later :) ) - host resolution is 1366/768.


nearly forgot....

Thanks, guys!!
 

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No problem Noel but I don't think scale mode works very well. It keeps freezing with me.
 

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No problem Noel but I don't think scale mode works very well. It keeps freezing with me.
It doesn't matter too much if it does, with what I use it for - messing around with the system trying to find ways to bork and repair the Licensing :)
If it stalls a little, then things will go a little slower - if it freezes, I'll just swap to normal view and bring back a snapshot.
Rinse and repeat .
 

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