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I am running Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander 32Bit with Intel® Sandybridge Mobile x86/MMX/SSE2.
I have a Virtual machine with XP using VirtualBox with the following settings: VirtualBoxSettings

I've tried setting the memory value with a bigger value, but whenever I get the browser it will show something like the following: enter image description here

It is the same using IE.


  • First Edit: It used to work normally a couple of months ago (can't remember if it worked after upgrading from Ubuntu 13.04).
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marked as duplicate by Takkat, falconer, Eric Carvalho, karel, mikewhatever Feb 1 '14 at 10:22

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

Installed guest additions? – Web-E Jan 31 '14 at 20:09
@Web-E Yes sir. – Hans Jan 31 '14 at 20:10
This appears to be a bug with accelerated graphics. Try to disable 3D-acceleration from VBox settings (Reference: See also the solution running Chrome with the --disable-accelerated-compositing flag. As this is a bug it is considered to be off topic here. – Takkat Jan 31 '14 at 20:23
@Takkat That worked indeed. However I bet this is not off topic. Read this, considering that the problem occurs just on virtual machines. – Hans Jan 31 '14 at 20:40
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Solved by disabling the GPU Accelerated Canvas 2D flag in chrome:

  • Access chrome and type about:flags in the address box, hit Enter.
  • Look for GPU Accelerated Canvas 2D and hit on Disable.
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