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#26 2013-12-01 12:28:22

kinu
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Re: Virtualbox Win7 guest VM runs 1-2 minutes then freezes host

Mektub wrote:

As others said, downgrading to 4.2.18-2 solved the problem.

I see today that there is a new version: 4.3.4.1

Did anybody try it ?

Mektub

It's not working for me sad. Using kernel 3.10.

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#27 2013-12-01 17:25:10

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Re: Virtualbox Win7 guest VM runs 1-2 minutes then freezes host

Kinu,

thanks for the info.

Its taking a long time to solve the problem.

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#28 2013-12-01 18:22:51

Funkin_Stoopid
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Re: Virtualbox Win7 guest VM runs 1-2 minutes then freezes host

Hello
As Kinu, I have the same problem, even when I downgraded to 4.2.18-2 version.
I have "Guest Log: Keyboard error:31" error and the Virtual Machine stay stuck with a black screen
I'm on LTS kernel (linux-lts) and x86_64. Note that with my other computer on i686, no problems with virtualbox.

ps: when I tried with 4.3.4-1, I don't even go to this bug because I have "vt-x is not available. (verr_vmx_no_vmx)" message before.

I think since Oracle get VirtualBox, It's no more stable. I assume this is my opinion.

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#29 2013-12-01 19:04:08

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Re: Virtualbox Win7 guest VM runs 1-2 minutes then freezes host

MaxKh wrote:

I have the same issues (freezes of the host, but I cannot check the logs now) with the latest VB too.

Have to downgrade VB to 4.2.18.

Moreover - I have another PC Win7 host with Arch guest. And have an issue on Windows host too - the guest system cannot start.
So currently the latest release 4.3 is not usable

MaxKh, what did you do to downgrade. Presumably the binary package won't work with later kernels. Did you use abs & virtualbox-host-dkms etc etc?

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#30 2013-12-02 01:35:46

Grima
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Re: Virtualbox Win7 guest VM runs 1-2 minutes then freezes host

kinu wrote:
Mektub wrote:

As others said, downgrading to 4.2.18-2 solved the problem.

I see today that there is a new version: 4.3.4.1

Did anybody try it ?

Mektub

It's not working for me sad. Using kernel 3.10.

Shoot. hmm I sat in a W7 VM for 6 hours yesterday with 4 virtual CPUs, VT-x and Nested Paging activated - without any problems! It must've been luck then that my computer didn't freeze, as it normally happened within the hour for me.

local/linux 3.12.1-3
local/virtualbox 4.3.4-1

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#31 2013-12-02 07:32:33

MaxKh
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Re: Virtualbox Win7 guest VM runs 1-2 minutes then freezes host

replabrobin wrote:

MaxKh, what did you do to downgrade. Presumably the binary package won't work with later kernels. Did you use abs & virtualbox-host-dkms etc etc?

Hi replabrobin,

yes, exactly. I have virtualbox, virtualbox-guest-iso and virtualbox-host-dkms installed (4.2.18).
You do not need to build the packages from the ABS. You can use the ARM servers to find the required versions:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Ar … ck_Machine

http://seblu.net/a/arm/2013/10/15/community/os/x86_64/

virtualbox-host-dkms will build VB host modules for your kernels.

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#32 2013-12-03 18:42:12

kinu
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Re: Virtualbox Win7 guest VM runs 1-2 minutes then freezes host

Sorry about the double post.

Last edited by kinu (2013-12-04 15:51:01)

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#33 2013-12-03 19:01:16

kinu
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Re: Virtualbox Win7 guest VM runs 1-2 minutes then freezes host

Grima wrote:

Shoot. hmm I sat in a W7 VM for 6 hours yesterday with 4 virtual CPUs, VT-x and Nested Paging activated - without any problems! It must've been luck then that my computer didn't freeze, as it normally happened within the hour for me.

local/linux 3.12.1-3
local/virtualbox 4.3.4-1

This is working for me too. My 32 and 64 w7 VMs are running ok for 2 hours now. Maybe luck, I hope not.

Regards

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#34 2013-12-03 21:04:55

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Re: Virtualbox Win7 guest VM runs 1-2 minutes then freezes host

Worked about 6 hours with a WinXP 32 Bit guest yesterday. No more problems.

$ yaourt -Qi virtualbox linux |egrep -i (version|name)
Name           : virtualbox
Version        : 4.3.4-1
Name           : linux
Version        : 3.12.2-1

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#35 2013-12-03 21:52:04

Mektub
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Re: Virtualbox Win7 guest VM runs 1-2 minutes then freezes host

It has been working for 4 hours on my laptop:

yaourt -Qi virtualbox linux |egrep -i "(version|name)"
Name           : virtualbox
Version        : 4.3.4-1
Name           : linux
Version        : 3.12.2-1

There is a glitch, however:

Running virtualbox full screen, if I minimize it, clicking in the underlying Arch desktop immediately maximizes virtualbox.

This doesn't happen on my desktop where I am running:

Name           : virtualbox
Version        : 4.2.18-2
Name           : linux
Version        : 3.12.2-1

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#36 2013-12-05 23:27:59

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Re: Virtualbox Win7 guest VM runs 1-2 minutes then freezes host

I had the same host freeze symptoms on my machine as well running a 32bit winxp guest. After googling around I found one or two reports that reducing the number of cores available to the guest to 1 stopped the freezing. I have not had a single lockup since doing this.

edit: currently using virtualbox/guest additions 4.3.4-1

Last edited by Axelman0 (2013-12-05 23:29:30)

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#37 2013-12-19 17:47:20

lemondreas
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Re: Virtualbox Win7 guest VM runs 1-2 minutes then freezes host

I had the same issues with Windows XP 32bit SP3,

got these packages from http://seblu.net/a/arm/packages/[ (thx MaxKh)

linux 3.11.6-1
linux-headers 3.11.6-1
virtualbox 4.2.20
nvidia 325.15-10
nvidia-utils 325.15-1
nvidia-libgl 325.15-1
lib32-nvidia-libgl 325.15-1

everything works fine now

Last edited by lemondreas (2013-12-19 17:48:22)

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#38 2013-12-31 16:57:39

Sanjeev K Sharma
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Re: Virtualbox Win7 guest VM runs 1-2 minutes then freezes host

Is Virtualbox 4.3 series  stable now?

Reports have fallen off in frequency but there seem to  be no new official comments.

https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/37432
https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=58022
https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=57842

I was having daily crashes, then downgraded to 4.2.18 - here's the result

uptime 
 11:50:22 up 44 days, 22:15,  4 users,  load average: 2.29, 1.84, 1.52

uname -a
Linux sam 3.11.6-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Oct 18 23:22:36 CEST 2013 x86_64 GNU/Linux

but now I can't upgrade the kernel - pacman won't upgrade the kernel with Virtualbox 4.2.18 and Arch doesn't seem to have  Virtualbox 4.2.22 (which runs on later kernels)

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#39 2014-01-01 01:44:49

Grima
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Re: Virtualbox Win7 guest VM runs 1-2 minutes then freezes host

Sanjeev K Sharma wrote:

Is Virtualbox 4.3 series  stable now?

Reports have fallen off in frequency but there seem to  be no new official comments.

I cannot speak for others, but at least for me it's working as usual since about 3-4 weeks ago. My system is fully updated as of today. I was in my W7 VM for about 8 hours this morning without any freezes.

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#40 2014-01-01 02:06:56

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Re: Virtualbox Win7 guest VM runs 1-2 minutes then freezes host

4.3.6 has been working nice and stable for me, too. No more freezes after the upgrade smile


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#41 2014-01-11 14:27:17

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Re: Virtualbox Win7 guest VM runs 1-2 minutes then freezes host

I guess I must have something different about my machine (perhaps because it's an atom cpu). I have tried downgrading to 4.2.18  and that doesn't work. Latest Vbox also doesn't work. What happens is that I can boot a VM just once. If I then reboot it it doesn't seem to see the boot machine and I get the message "Guest Log: Keyboard error:31". This all used to work fine on this machine.

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#42 2014-01-12 09:56:53

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Re: Virtualbox Win7 guest VM runs 1-2 minutes then freezes host

I tried installing the 4.3.6 Oracle Virtualbox package using the AUR virtualbox-bin package and that works fine. I guess the package version is broken for me somehow.

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#43 2014-01-28 18:10:27

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Re: Virtualbox Win7 guest VM runs 1-2 minutes then freezes host

With a full system update, "Guest Log: Keyboard error:31" bug is solved. I 'don't know which package resolve that, but for now It's fine.

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