Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 443866
VirtualBox, xdriver=vesa, Unable to log into KDE
Last modified: 2008-04-23 15:38:38 EDT
Description of problem:
I installed Fedora 9 Pre-Release (Fedora 8.93 Rawhide), afterwards installed
the KDE packages and now try to log into KDE. This does however fail:
I can see the KDE 4 screen for a second or two, but the graphics is screwed
up, and then the system falls back to the login screen.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Everytime, just install the current Fedora 9 pre-release in a VirtualBox
machine, afterwards install KDE and try to log into it.
The output of .xsession-errors of such a failed log-in is attached.
Created attachment 303539 [details]
.xsession-errors content after a failed KDE login attempt
X's vesa driver, which VirtualBox emulates, is currently hosed. bug #427383
This is a known issue with the xorg-x11-drv-vesa and virtualization. Does not
work in VirtualBox or KVM/QEMU. Bug report already filed under
Closing this one as dupe. So you may want to follow the previous report for
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 427383 ***