Virtualbox windows 10 host - ubuntu 16.04 guest -> blank screen


#1

Host: Windows 10 with Virtualbox 5.1.4
Guest: Ubuntu 16.04 with Guest addition cd (5.1.4) installed.

After installing “guest additions cd” on my ubuntu guest, atom launches with a white blank screen and than shows a black screen. Nothing more.

Thanks for your help.


Atom now shows a black screen on startup
#2

VirtualBox has problems displaying things sometimes if 3D acceleration is enabled. Others have reported that disabling 3D acceleration fixes some graphics issues.


#3

can confim this works


#4

For anyone interested, here’s the relevant VirtualBox bug: https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/15417

They don’t have anyone to fix it and are practically begging for help at this point.