In VirtualBox 5.0.18 on Windows 10 I'm running the guest:
- Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon 64-bit
- Cinnamon 2.8.8
- Linux kernel 3.19.0-32-generic
with 3D acceleration enabled.
Everything was working fine until I updated Linux this morning and started Atom. Atom displayed partially, then showed random glitchy images on the screen, then finally loaded. Then I couldn't close it at all. When pushing ctrl-alt-esc the window would close then restart continuously. I couldn't click anything on the screen.
Now after rebooting the VM I can't click any 'system' areas - e.g. the taskbar, or notifications. I can click only the desktop to open files and things. But I can open the start menu using the Windows key.
I can start & close apps successfully with the keyboard, but not Atom, that still hangs and forces me to reboot. And I need it for work.
I've tried with and without 3D acceleration enabled.
I have all latest Windows updates and graphics drivers.
What else to try? Any idea what is going wrong?
It's not just Atom. Even though other applications (Firefox, LibreOffice) work fine, Visual Studio Code too stays frozen on the screen blocking all other apps when I minimise it:
So now I can't work. Maybe the latest Cinnamon is broken?
It's not just Mint & Cinnamon. Trying to install Visual Studio Code on Ubuntu 16.04 also has the same problems with display, and then later crashing my whole virtual machine.
There are too many variables here to pinpoint the problem - laptop graphics card, Virtualbox, Linux operating system, and the two applications themselves - Atom & VS Code.
Although at home on my old desktop pc Atom runs fine in a Linux Mint VM on Windows 10.