Bug 88899 - libinput crashes Xorg startup on VirtualBox
Summary: libinput crashes Xorg startup on VirtualBox
Alias: None
Product: Wayland
Classification: Unclassified
Component: libinput (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Wayland bug list
QA Contact:
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-02-01 15:11 UTC by Dario Freddi
Modified: 2015-02-04 23:59 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:
i915 platform:
i915 features:

Xorg log (10.82 KB, text/plain)
2015-02-01 15:11 UTC, Dario Freddi
evemu-describe on Virtualbox Mouse Integration (1.83 KB, text/plain)
2015-02-02 12:39 UTC, Dario Freddi

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Description Dario Freddi 2015-02-01 15:11:29 UTC
Created attachment 113020 [details]
Xorg log
Comment 1 Dario Freddi 2015-02-01 15:12:34 UTC
When running Xorg with libinput on VirtualBox, the server crashes. This behavior is not reproducible with the evdev driver, which works as expected instead.
Comment 2 Peter Hutterer 2015-02-01 21:21:14 UTC
record the virtual box input devices with evemu-describe please and attach the output here. Looks like libinput isn't happy with one of them.
Comment 3 Dario Freddi 2015-02-02 12:39:36 UTC
Created attachment 113051 [details]
evemu-describe on Virtualbox Mouse Integration

Attached evemu-describe for the device
Comment 4 Peter Hutterer 2015-02-03 01:07:46 UTC
the quick fix for this is to run a s/malloc/zalloc/ across libinput. The longer fix is this patch series here:
Comment 5 Peter Hutterer 2015-02-04 21:16:32 UTC
Fixed with the three patches leading up to

commit 154b3cf74941c26cdf77a24136c273ee7d9f6e65
Author: Peter Hutterer <peter.hutterer@who-t.net>
Date:   Tue Feb 3 09:37:53 2015 +1000

    Don't init pointer acceleration on absolute devices
Comment 6 Dario Freddi 2015-02-04 23:59:36 UTC
Thanks for the quick resolution!

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