[vbox-dev] Announcement: VirtualBox 5.0.17 r106108 Guest Additions update for Linux guests - update to r106114

Larry Finger Larry.Finger at lwfinger.net
Mon Mar 28 23:30:38 UTC 2016

On 03/24/2016 08:42 AM, Larry Finger wrote:
> On 03/24/2016 06:24 AM, Michael Thayer wrote:
>> Hello Larry,
>> On 24.03.2016 01:20, Larry Finger wrote:
>>> On 03/23/2016 07:19 AM, Michael Thayer wrote:
>>>> Hello Sérgio,
>>>> Did you try r106140?
>>> Installing from "VirtualBox 5.0.17 r106140 Guest Additions installer image"
>>> works great on openSUSE TW running gdm. That had not been possible for several
>>> months. Good work!
>>> One problem remains - the link for the patch to update from 106108 to 106140 is
>>> not valid. I will need that to generate the RPMs for distribution to openSUSE users.
>> Please try again.
> Thanks. My local version is now building.

With the Guest Additions ISO for r106140, nearly every thing works for VMs with 
the Gnome desktop in openSUSE Tumbleweed with kernel 4.5.0 and gdm as the 
display manager. The exception is that the mouse pointer disappears when 3D 
acceleration is enabled. Any suggestions for debugging are welcome.

My local build of 5.0.17 patched to r106140 is more problematic. For unknown 
reasons, it is unable to add a drm device, and thus is unable to get a file 
descriptor for /dev/dri/card0. After that X tries over and over to start. I 
suspect a permissions problem. Again, any debugging suggestions are welcome.


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