[Solved] Graphic corruption with Windows 10 1903 on VirtualBox 5.2.18

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[Solved] Graphic corruption with Windows 10 1903 on VirtualBox 5.2.18

Post by Shiratori » Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:27 am

I set up a Windows 10 1903 VM in VirtualBox (newly installed from Software manager) yesterday. Windows is fully updated and has the latest Additions software installed but I am seeing strange graphic corruption in certain areas.

Thing is, it seems to be quite intermittent. Sometimes the graphics display perfectly fine and then suddenly they'll be corrupted like in the screenshots.

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$ inxi -Fxz
System:
  Host: ThinkPad-T430 Kernel: 4.18.0-25-generic x86_64 bits: 64 
  compiler: gcc v: 7.4.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.0.10 
  Distro: Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic 
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 23496C3 v: ThinkPad T430 
  serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: LENOVO model: 23496C3 serial: <filter> UEFI: LENOVO 
  v: G1ETB9WW (2.79 ) date: 02/19/2019 
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 31.7 Wh condition: 32.1/56.2 Wh (57%) 
  model: SANYO 45N1001 status: Unknown 
CPU:
  Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5-3320M bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Ivy Bridge rev: 9 L2 cache: 3072 KiB 
  flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 20751 
  Speed: 3093 MHz min/max: 1200/3300 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2859 2: 2686 
  3: 3282 4: 3232 
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics vendor: Lenovo 
  driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa 
  tty: N/A 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile v: 4.2 Mesa 19.0.2 
  direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio vendor: Lenovo 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.18.0-25-generic 
Network:
  Device-1: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network vendor: Lenovo driver: e1000e 
  v: 3.2.6-k port: 6080 bus ID: 00:19.0 
  IF: enp0s25 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel 
  port: efa0 bus ID: 03:00.0 
  IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 495.09 GiB used: 145.61 GiB (29.4%) 
  ID-1: /dev/mmcblk0 model: SD32G size: 29.32 GiB 
  ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: HGST (Hitachi) model: HTS725050A7E630 
  size: 465.76 GiB 
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 456.96 GiB used: 142.57 GiB (31.2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 47.0 C mobo: N/A 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 2873 
Info:
  Processes: 243 Uptime: 18h 26m Memory: 7.61 GiB used: 1.89 GiB (24.8%) 
  Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.4.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.20 
  inxi: 3.0.27 
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Re: Graphic corruption with Windows 10 1903 on VirtualBox 5.2.18

Post by sideband » Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:12 pm

VB 5.2.18 was released in August 2018, the latest version of VB 6.0.10 was released this month July 2019, so an upgrade to the latest version would be the first step in solving your graphics issue with the Windows 10 v1903 guest

Remove vb 5.2.18 using the package manager and download the latest version of vb from..

https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads

you need the Ubuntu 18.04 version of vb 6.0.10. This will be a .deb file which will install for you on a double click with gdebi-gtk

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Re: Graphic corruption with Windows 10 1903 on VirtualBox 5.2.18

Post by AndyMH » Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:02 pm

Installing using deb files is the easiest way to install, but if you install via deb file you don't get any updates. Follow the instructions given on the link in the previous post under 'Debian-based Linux distributions' to add a repository for virtualbox. This way you get updates. If running LM19.x then <mydist> = 'bionic'.

You still need to download the deb for the extension pack.
Homebrew i5-8400+GTX1080 Cinnamon 19.0, 3 x Thinkpad T430 Cinnamon 19.0, i7-3632 , i5-3320, i5-3210, Thinkpad T60 19.0 Mate

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Re: Graphic corruption with Windows 10 1903 on VirtualBox 5.2.18

Post by Shiratori » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:29 am

I did that and still had the issue until I set the video card to VBox_SVGA instead of VBox_VGA, although then I got some weird screen corruption at boot time.

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Once the login screen came up it worked OK, although the performance was horrendous. I think it's probably just that this old T430 isn't up to the task. No worries, I was only playing around with VirtualBox anyway so it's not the end of the world.

Thanks everyone.

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Re: [Solved] Graphic corruption with Windows 10 1903 on VirtualBox 5.2.18

Post by AndyMH » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:45 am

I think it's probably just that this old T430 isn't up to the task
I have 3xT430 and happily running win7 in VB, mainly to run office 2016 and CorelDraw. Ultimately the problem is probably win10, but how much memory have you allocated, I allocate half my memory to VB when running, 4GB on one T430, 8GB on another? How many processors have you told VB you've got, two on my standard T430's?

For full functionality in VB, you need, if you haven't done already, to install the extension pack in mint and guest additions in win.
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Re: [Solved] Graphic corruption with Windows 10 1903 on VirtualBox 5.2.18

Post by Shiratori » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:11 am

I assigned 4GB and 2 CPU cores to the VM. I also installed the extension pack and the guest additions.

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