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Washed out desktop background image in Mint 19 Virtualbox VM

Post by rockadile » Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:46 pm

I have been running Mint 18.3 on Virtualbox 5.2.8 for a while with no issues. After upgrading to Mint 19, the background image is washed out. It doesn't matter which image is selected. Right clicking on the desktop, selecting "Change desktop background image" and choosing a new image and then switching back fixes it. Additionally, the selected image also appears on the login page fine. Once I log in is when it becomes washed out. I have upgraded to Virtualbox 5.2.16 as well as upgrading guest additions but the issue still persists.

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Re: Washed out desktop background image in Mint 19 Virtualbox VM

Post by ajgringo619 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:30 pm

What video driver are you using?
[Mint 19 XFCE, AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core w/16 GB RAM, 4.15.0-34-generic, Nvidia 396.54/GeForce GTX 960]
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Re: Washed out desktop background image in Mint 19 Virtualbox VM

Post by rockadile » Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:30 pm

The virtualbox driver.

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Re: Washed out desktop background image in Mint 19 Virtualbox VM

Post by ajgringo619 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:31 pm

rockadile wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:30 pm
The virtualbox driver.
Sorry...I meant on the host OS.
[Mint 19 XFCE, AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core w/16 GB RAM, 4.15.0-34-generic, Nvidia 396.54/GeForce GTX 960]
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Re: Washed out desktop background image in Mint 19 Virtualbox VM

Post by rockadile » Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:52 am

I am on Windows 10 running both Intel's driver for the Intel HD GRaphics 530 and AMD's driver for the AMD FirePro W5130M.

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Me too.

Post by windyweather » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:12 pm

Count me too. I'm using Nvidia latest driver for GTX 1060 graphics in the Win 10 host.
When I first set the BG image, it's fine. Then if I reboot, it goes washed out and over exposed when system comes back up.
I assume this is what we are talking about.

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Re: Washed out desktop background image in Mint 19 Virtualbox VM

Post by Mage of Maple » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:14 pm

I am experiencing this as well. Switching to a different background, waiting a second, and then switching back fixes it. Switch and switch back too quickly and it does not. This is a strange one ... I have not previously had this problem. (Not sure if it is caused by the update to Mint or an update to VB.)

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Re: Washed out desktop background image in Mint 19 Virtualbox VM

Post by rockadile » Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:24 pm

Just to add more information, I just did a fresh install of Mint19 in VirtualBox and I am having the same issue so it does not appear to be related to the upgrade from 18 to 19 but Linux Mint 19 itself.

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Re: Washed out desktop background image in Mint 19 Virtualbox VM

Post by ajgringo619 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:39 pm

This is really strange. I'm running Mint 19 XFCE as my main OS (in a VM; host is Windows 10 w/Nvidia GeForce 960), along with 7 other Linux OSes (Mint 19 Cinnamon/LMDE 3 Beta, CentOS 7, Fedora 28 XFCE/Gnome, Manjaro 17, Ubuntu 18.04), and I can't duplicate this error. Can anyone here install another Linux OS in a VM and see if the issue continues?
[Mint 19 XFCE, AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core w/16 GB RAM, 4.15.0-34-generic, Nvidia 396.54/GeForce GTX 960]
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