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Old 03-25-2015, 04:04 PM   #1
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CentOS 7 Host and Virtualbox Win 8.1 Guest with Guest Additions Installed

CentOS 7 workstation with 2 x Xeon Quadcore cpus and 16 gigs. RAM.

Virtualbox ver. 4.3.26 r98988

Windows 8.1 Pro X64 guest with guest additions installed.

I installed Guest Additions software in order to get 1920 x 1080 screen resolution on Windows OS running in virtualbox.

Win 8.1 crashes within 10 seconds of logging into user account.
The OS will boot successfully. Upon clicking on the user account name, providing password, the computer will go to desktop and the virtual machine will "abort" within 10 seconds.

I have the exact same Win 8.1 installation image setup as another OS instance in virtualbox, but NO guest additions installed. This win virtual machine is completely stable and runs normally; however, will not provide a 1920 x 1080 screen res.

Has anyone had similar experience with Virtualbox Guest Addition software? Were you able to solve it?

Thanks for your time and help.
Old 03-26-2015, 02:31 PM   #2
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I think I solved the issue.

I saw the following near the end of the virtualbox log:

00:01:07.260809 2D is supported!
But I didn't see any comment about 3D acceleration supported, which I had checked in the Display Settings.

I'm guessing this "dump" data applies to the malfunction of attempted 3D display properties:
00:01:14.184403 Guest Log: VBoxMP::vboxUmdDumpD3DCAPS9: *****Start Dumping D3DCAPS9:*******
00:01:14.184530 Guest Log: VBoxMP::vboxUmdDumpD3DCAPS9: WoW64 flag(0)
00:01:14.184603 Guest Log: VBoxMP::vboxUmdDumpDword: 0x00000001, 0x00000000, 0x00020000, 0xe00a0000,
00:01:14.184728 Guest Log: VBoxMP::vboxUmdDumpDword: 0x00000320, 0x80000001, 0x00000003, 0x0019aff1,
00:01:14.184848 Guest Log: VBoxMP::vboxUmdDumpDword: 0x000e6ff2, 0x077363b1, 0x000000ff, 0x00003fff,
00:01:14.184944 Guest Log: VBoxMP::vboxUmdDumpDword: 0x000023ff, 0x000000ff, 0x00084208, 0x0001eccd,
00:01:14.185486 Guest Log: VBoxMP::vboxUmdDumpDword: 0x07030700, 0x07030700, 0x03030300, 0x0000003f,
00:01:14.185647 Guest Log: VBoxMP::vboxUmdDumpDword: 0x0000003f, 0x0000001f, 0x00002000, 0x00002000,
00:01:14.185776 Guest Log: VBoxMP::vboxUmdDumpDword: 0x00000800, 0x00008000, 0x00002000, 0x00000010,
00:01:14.185908 Guest Log: VBoxMP::vboxUmdDumpDword: 0x3f800000, 0xc6000000, 0xc6000000, 0x46000000,
00:01:14.186100 Guest Log: VBoxMP::vboxUmdDumpDword: 0x46000000, 0x00000000, 0x000001ff, 0x00100008,
00:01:14.186214 Guest Log: VBoxMP::vboxUmdDumpDword: 0x03feffff, 0x00000008, 0x00000008, 0x0000013b,
00:01:14.186328 Guest Log: VBoxMP::vboxUmdDumpDword: 0x00000008, 0x00000008, 0x00000001, 0x00000000,
00:01:14.186421 Guest Log: VBoxMP::vboxUmdDumpDword: 0x42800000, 0x000fffff, 0x000fffff, 0x00000010,
00:01:14.186502 Guest Log: VBoxMP::vboxUmdDumpDword: 0x00000400, 0xfffe0200, 0x00000100, 0xffff0200,
00:01:14.186579 Guest Log: VBoxMP::vboxUmdDumpDword: 0x41000000, 0x00000051, 0x00000000, 0x00000000,
00:01:14.186677 Guest Log: VBoxMP::vboxUmdDumpDword: 0x00000000, 0x00000000, 0x00000001, 0x0000030f,
00:01:14.186782 Guest Log: VBoxMP::vboxUmdDumpDword: 0x00000001, 0x03000300, 0x00000000, 0x00000018,
00:01:14.186851 Guest Log: VBoxMP::vboxUmdDumpDword: 0x00000020, 0x00000001, 0x00000000, 0x00000018,
00:01:14.186916 Guest Log: VBoxMP::vboxUmdDumpDword: 0x00000020, 0x00000000, 0x00000060, 0x01000100,
00:01:14.187015 Guest Log: VBoxMP::vboxUmdDumpDword: 0x0000ffff, 0x00000200, 0x00000000, 0x00000000,
00:01:14.187149 Guest Log: VBoxMP::vboxUmdDumpD3DCAPS9: *****End Dumping D3DCAPS9**********
I unchecked "3D acceleration" in the Display Settings and now the virtual machine boots and is fully functional.
So far everything appears stable but more testing is needed.
Windows 8.1 Pro X64 virtual guest (with guest additions installed) is running in 1920 x 1080 resolution.

Last edited by Sum1; 03-26-2015 at 03:11 PM.


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