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


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

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


can confim this works


For anyone interested, here’s the relevant VirtualBox bug:

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