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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 11:02 am    Post subject: VirtualBox: 'NS_ERROR_CALL_FAILED' / 'NS_ERROR_ABORT'... Reply with quote

Hi,

I have an adapter to connect my laptop with the OBD-terminal of my car. Unfortunately there's only software for Windows and no option to use it with linux. (It is recognized by the kernel but there's no kernel module for it.) I have been able to use it with XP running in inside of virtualbox.


But this does not work anymore since virtualbox just throws errors at me when I start it - it spits out windows with errors but the command line remains clean.
It always starts with:

Quote:
Der globale Extradata-Schlüssel GUI/UpdateCheckCount konnte nicht auf den Wert {2} gesetzt werden. Callee RC: NS_ERROR_CALL_FAILED (0x800706BE)

(I would translate it to something like: 'The global extra-data-key GUI/UpdateCheckCount could not be set to value {2}.')

A few seconds later (doesn't matter if I click 'OK' in the first appearing window or not):
Quote:
Der globale Extradata-Schlüssel GUI/Toolbar/MachineTools/Order konnte nicht auf den Wert {None} gesetzt werden. Callee RC: NS_ERROR_ABORT (0x80004004)

('The global extra-data-key GUI/Toolbar/MachineTools/Order could not be set to value {none}.')

Then, after clicking 'OK':
Quote:
Der globale Extradata-Schlüssel GUI/Toolbar konnte nicht auf den Wert {} gesetzt werden. Callee RC: NS_ERROR_CALL_FAILED (0x800706BE)

('The global extra-data-key GUI/Toolbar could not be set to value {}.')

And then some more of this kind...

Afterwards the window of virtualbox is being rendered newly but any action in it will provoke this chain of error-boxes again. I can't fire up any virtual machine due to this behavior...

I played around with it and found out that I could open the settings-dialogue but any changes in there aren't saved - the next time I open it (doesn't matter if virtualbox was restarted or not) everything is set back to the original settings.

I switched from virtualbox to virtualbox-bin in January because of this (and because emerging app-emulation/virtualbox-5.1.30 took more then 8 hours (with distcc it didn't compile)) but the errors remain and I tried different versions oft it since then. At the moment I have app-emulation/virtualbox-bin-5.2.12.122591 on the machine.

I searched the forums and the net but found no solution that worked for me(!), nor found a resource that would teach me the cause of the errors...

I tried several times to re-emerge virtualbox(-bin) and virtualbox-modules in different orders, unmerge them completly, reboot so to be 100%sure the modules are not loaded and then re-emerge them, delete ~/.config/VirtualBox and all other folders of it - even starting with a complete new user - but nothing helped.

I found some people with more or less similar problems who tried to find help but either their solutions don't work for me or they were told to use a newer version or they did not get reactions. One person asked on the virtualbox-forums with virtualbox running on gentoo got the answer that she/he should seek for help on the gentoo forums because gentoo would use virtualbox in some kind of different way...

For now it's some months since I could not use virtualbox and now my car's idiot light saying I should check the engine comes up frequently I think the time has come for me to try it and ask if someone here might know what I could do.

Thanks a lot for your attention!
Andy
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was so glad to see your forum post. This has been happening to me for months on my old, but up-todate x86 home machine with no resolution and no apparent solution found on the internet. I've even tried deleting all traces of VirtualBox personal files, unmerged virtualbox-bin and virtualbox-modules, rebooted, re-emerged the same, even trying the non-bin virtualbox. I've even done emerge -e system and emerge -e world.

VirtualBox just won't start without these extra data GUI errors, and does not show me any virtual machines, eventually crashing on its own.

I've managed to move my personal files and virtual machines to a backup x86 machine I use for development and a new x86-64 personal desktop and with a bit of tweaking of the virtual machine locations, everything works fine.

I haven't quite given up, but I'm confounded and frustrated. You are not alone.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It may be some odd permission issue, have you tried to run it as root?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, and thank you for your reply. No difference as root.

As user, when I run VirtualBox from the terminal, I get errors like the following:
Code:
Qt WARNING: QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 3243, resource id: 23074713, major code: 40 (TranslateCoords), minor code: 0
Qt WARNING: QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 11672, resource id: 23075295, major code: 40 (TranslateCoords), minor code: 0
Qt WARNING: QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 12992, resource id: 23075523, major code: 40 (TranslateCoords), minor code: 0
Qt WARNING: QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 20774, resource id: 23076225, major code: 40 (TranslateCoords), minor code: 0


The kernel log shows:
Code:
[  679.193623] traps: nspr-2[12582] general protection ip:b76caa12 sp:b5cfee98 error:0
[  679.193629]  in libpthread-2.27.so[b76bd000+1d000]
[  724.805599] traps: nspr-2[12727] general protection ip:b7639a12 sp:b5de6e98 error:0
[  724.805606]  in libpthread-2.27.so[b762c000+1d000]
[  804.892480] traps: nspr-2[12984] general protection ip:b7718a12 sp:b5ec5e98 error:0
[  804.892489]  in libpthread-2.27.so[b770b000+1d000]
[  850.516210] traps: nspr-2[13131] general protection ip:b7635a12 sp:b5de2e98 error:0
[  850.516216]  in libpthread-2.27.so[b7628000+1d000]
[  987.449519] traps: nspr-2[13566] general protection ip:b76f8a12 sp:b5ea5e98 error:0
[  987.449525]  in libpthread-2.27.so[b76eb000+1d000]
[ 1033.067573] traps: nspr-2[13713] general protection ip:b764ea12 sp:b5dfbe98 error:0
[ 1033.067583]  in libpthread-2.27.so[b7641000+1d000]
[ 1603.400892] traps: nspr-2[15707] general protection ip:b76e1a12 sp:b557de98 error:0
[ 1603.400904]  in libpthread-2.27.so[b76d4000+1d000]


This is without any personal .VirtualBox, .config/VirtualBox, or VirtualBox VMs directories. VirtualBox modules are running and I'm in the vboxusers group.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You run Virtualbox GUI or you start the VM with VBoxManage?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm trying to run the gui, but neither will run successfully.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have similar issue with virtualbox. I try virtualbox-5.2.22 and virtualbox-6.0.4 and binary versions with same result.
After small but long investigation I found that downgrade to gcc-7 solves problem for me.

My system is ~x86. Seems it's very important.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Freeky wrote:
I have similar issue with virtualbox. I try virtualbox-5.2.22 and virtualbox-6.0.4 and binary versions with same result.
After small but long investigation I found that downgrade to gcc-7 solves problem for me.

My system is ~x86. Seems it's very important.

Downgrade from what version? If your running unstable, your experience can probably not be generalized.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

figueroa wrote:

Downgrade from what version? If your running unstable, your experience can probably not be generalized.


Downgrade from gcc:8.2.0. Yes, I'm on unstable branch.
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