Bug 1575575 - No VM image, just grey window
Summary: No VM image, just grey window
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-boxes
Version: 28
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Christophe Fergeau
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-05-07 10:30 UTC by ell1e
Modified: 2019-05-28 20:42 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2019-05-28 20:42:40 UTC
Type: Bug

Attachments (Terms of Use)
vm1.png (list of VMs where graphical output shows fine) (30.91 KB, image/png)
2018-05-07 10:30 UTC, ell1e
no flags Details
vm2.png (fullscreen VM which shows up blank instead of actual VM output) (10.91 KB, image/png)
2018-05-07 10:32 UTC, ell1e
no flags Details

Description ell1e 2018-05-07 10:30:24 UTC
Created attachment 1432567 [details]
vm1.png (list of VMs where graphical output shows fine)

Description of problem:
The VM works after reboot, but doesn't show an image. Guest is Ubuntu 18.04.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
don't know, 100% for this VM

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Ubuntu 18.04 (installer works fine)
2. Reboot into final system

Actual results:
blank screen (see vm2.png), while the VM list clearly shows the actual gdm login of Ubuntu (see vm1.png) so the VM runs

Expected results:
actual VM image instead of blank screen

Additional info:

Comment 1 ell1e 2018-05-07 10:32:07 UTC
Created attachment 1432568 [details]
vm2.png (fullscreen VM which shows up blank instead of actual VM output)

Comment 2 Felipe Borges 2018-05-07 13:42:59 UTC
Could you please run gnome-boxes in a terminal with the following command

G_MESSAGES_DEBUG=all gnome-boxes

And post it in https://paste.fedoraproject.org/ so we can debug?


Comment 3 ell1e 2018-05-07 14:05:46 UTC
I stopped and started gnome-boxes like that, and now it just magically works again :-/ not sure what changed

Comment 4 ell1e 2018-06-20 19:19:09 UTC
Well, I haven't seen this happen again for whatever reason. I wonder if it was related to some bug with Ubuntu's KVM integration that allows resizing to the output window and such? But kinda hard to tell now...

Comment 5 Ben Cotton 2019-05-02 21:33:17 UTC
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