Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 164008
Nothing displayed in Explorer under Bochs
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:10 EST
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Description of problem:
When I run Internet Explorer 5.5 in Windows 95 in Bochs 2.2 in Fedora Core 4, The content in Explorer is invisible. Menus, status bar, dialog boxes and all that are rendered just fine, but the actual content area is all white or sometimes isn't updated at all.
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Steps to Reproduce:
Assuming that Windows and Explorer are already installed on the guest system:
1. Run Bochs. Windows boots.
2. Launch Internet Explorer.
3. Type in google.com for example.
Actual Results: When Explorer first starts, parts of the content area go white while other parts aren't drawn at all, so that parts of the desktop and the splash window are still visible. When a page is loaded, the whole area turns white. The page does get loaded. I can move the focus from link to link with the tab key and see the addresses displayed in the status bar. It's almost as if all web pages had white text on white background and all white images.
Expected Results: The window content should be visible.
The problem does not affect all programs in the guest system. I tried Notepad and Paint, and they seemed to display their content quite OK.
The problem is new in Bochs 2.2. I replaced the Bochs package with bochs-2.1.1-1.i386.rpm from Fedora Extras for FC3, and the problem disappeared.
Created attachment 117079 [details]
Unfortunately there is nothing Fedora can do about this. Please report bugs
like this to upstream.
On the other hand, an update to bochs 2.2.1 is already scheduled and will be
shipped as soon as the Extras build system is available again, maybe that helps.
In the meantime, if you wish to try it out, you can check out the bochs module
from CVS and rebuild it locally, see http://cvs.fedora.redhat.com/extras.shtml
Additionally, I'm no longer actively using bochs myself, and it would benefit
from a new maintainer... http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Extras/OrphanedPackages
FWIW, 2.2.1 is now in the FC-4 and devel FE repositories.