[Pkg-virtualbox-devel] Bug#656339: virtualbox-guest-x11: chromium using GPU acceleration is unusable

Sam Morris sam at robots.org.uk
Wed Jan 18 15:08:19 UTC 2012

Package: virtualbox-guest-x11
Version: 4.1.8-dfsg-1
Severity: normal

When chromium (the web browser) decides to use GPU to accelerate
rendering, the tabs concerned become unusable in a VirtualBox virtual
machine. Tabs using GPU acceleration respond to user input, but never
redraw. The user has to kill the chromium GPU process to regain control
of the tab, which only works temporarily as chromium restarts the
rendering process shortly afterwards.

Host is Windows 7 x64 on an ATI Radeon HD 5850.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (530, 'testing'), (520, 'unstable'), (510, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.1.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages virtualbox-guest-x11 depends on:
ii  libc6                                  2.13-24
ii  libx11-6                               2:1.4.4-4
ii  libxcomposite1                         1:0.4.3-2
ii  libxdamage1                            1:1.1.3-2
ii  libxext6                               2:1.3.0-3
ii  libxfixes3                             1:5.0-4
ii  libxmu6                                2:1.1.0-3
ii  libxrandr2                             2:1.3.2-2
ii  libxt6                                 1:1.1.1-2
ii  virtualbox-guest-utils                 4.1.8-dfsg-1
ii  xserver-xorg-core [xorg-video-abi-11]  2:

virtualbox-guest-x11 recommends no packages.

virtualbox-guest-x11 suggests no packages.

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