[vbox-dev] Problem with Guest Additions 4.3 in Windows guest

Andreas Löffler andreas.loeffler at oracle.com
Wed Oct 16 09:05:39 UTC 2013


Hi Magnus,

ah, glad it worked for you now. Thanks for the pointer, I'll update the 
documentation accordingly.

Cheers, Andreas



On 16.10.2013 11:08, Magnus Madsen wrote:
> Hi Andreas,
> I am using the API directly - and quickly testing, it looks like it is
> working if I try to use VBoxManage.
>
> I just went through the source for VBoxManage and I found the problem :)
>
> It looks like you are required to use IGuestProcess.WaitFor to wait
> until the session has been started - but only if the Guest Additions in
> the VM using the new API version 2 (for VirtualBox 4.3)
>
> This might be a good idea to have documented in the SDKRef document, as
> the description for IGuest.createSession doesn't mention this and it
> seems a bit strange that it is only needed when the Guest Additions are
> the newer version.
>
> (There is no need for separate logic for the older versions of the
> additions - the WaitFor command successfully works in this case as well)
>
> Many thanks!
>
> Magnus
>
>
> On Wed, Oct 16, 2013 at 10:41 AM, Andreas Löffler
> <andreas.loeffler at oracle.com <mailto:andreas.loeffler at oracle.com>> wrote:
>
>     Hi,
>
>     are you using the API itself or some frontend / client which ships
>     with VBox? If using the API, please have a look at the SDK reference;
>     it contains the things which might need adjustment when using your own
>     client code with former versions of VBox.
>
>     BTW, did executing with VBoxManage work for you so using the 4.3
>     Additions? Did the VM log tell something additional if not?
>
>     Andreas
>
>
>
>     On 16.10.2013 10:11, Magnus Madsen wrote:
>
>         Hi!
>         Great thanks for the new 4.3 version being released.
>
>         There looks to be a problem with guestcontrol though.
>         VMs using an older version of the Guest Additions work like
>         normally in
>         my application, but if I upgrade the additions to 4.3, the
>         GuestSession
>         is always in the GuestSessionStatus_Error state and I am unable to
>         execute anything towards the Guest Additions.
>
>         Is there a change in how the API should be used with the new
>         version of
>         Guest Additions, or is this an error?
>
>
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