VirtualBox

Ticket #10054 (new defect)

Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

Auto-Resize Guest Display Not Working For Slackware Guest

Reported by: DasFox Owned by:
Priority: major Component: guest additions
Version: VirtualBox 4.1.8 Keywords: Slackware Support
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Linux

Description

Hi,

I'm running Arch x86 as the host, running Slackware 13.37 x86 as the guest in VirtualBox 4.1.8

In Slackware I only run as my desktop OpenBox 3.4.11.2 and I have the guest additions installed.

The 'Auto-Resize Guest Display' does not work, if I resize the window with my mouse, making it smaller or bigger, then click on 'Auto-Resize Guest Display', it does nothing. The only way I can get it to work is to log out of OpenBox, then log back in and then the window is resized.

This is really a pain, you can't resize the window while sitting on your desktop, so I take it, this is probably a lack of support for Slackware and I hope we can please get this fixed for Slackware and get better support for it.

THANKS

Attachments

vboxadd-install.log Download (167.7 KB) - added by DasFox 2 years ago.
VBox.log Download (54.0 KB) - added by DasFox 2 years ago.
wallpaper_resize_problems.png Download (328.0 KB) - added by DasFox 2 years ago.
small_wallpaper_off_centered.png Download (151.4 KB) - added by DasFox 2 years ago.
vboxclient.txt Download (555 bytes) - added by DasFox 2 years ago.
bootup_screen_size.jpg Download (261.8 KB) - added by DasFox 2 years ago.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by DasFox

I forgot to mention I compiled the latest kernel 3.1.5 and installed the guest additions for this kernel version...

THANKS

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by frank

Still I would like to see the VBox.log file and the log file /var/log/vboxadd-install.log from the guest, please attach both files to this ticket.

Changed 2 years ago by DasFox

Changed 2 years ago by DasFox

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by DasFox

Files attached...

THANKS

Changed 2 years ago by DasFox

comment:4 Changed 2 years ago by DasFox

Hi,

I enabled 3D Acceleration and now I can resize it, but when I drag the window around with the mouse to make it bigger or smaller and then click the 'Auto-Resize Guest Display' the Wallpaper is always not corrected, it will be not in position, also it will get torn too, depending on which way to resize it.

I've attached a screen shot to show the wallpaper split, when I made when small, then I made it larger.

Making a larger window causes the wallpaper to get split, making the window smaller cause the wallpaper to be off center...

THANKS

Changed 2 years ago by DasFox

comment:5 Changed 2 years ago by DasFox

I attached a screen shot called small_wallpaper_off_centered, this is what happens as I said when I make the window small, off centered wallpaper...

The only way for me to have the wallpaper look correct, I need to reset it after resizing...

I hope this can get fixed also for Slackware...

THANKS

comment:6 Changed 2 years ago by michael

Can you check whether the process "VBoxClient --display" is running as your logged in (to X) user on the guest? It should be started automatically when an X session starts and control resizing of the guest desktop.

comment:7 Changed 2 years ago by DasFox

How do I check that?

Thanks...

comment:8 Changed 2 years ago by michael

$ ps aux | grep VBoxClient

in a terminal should do the trick. If you don't see anything, try starting it as

$ VBoxClient-all

comment:9 Changed 2 years ago by DasFox

Hi,

ps aux | grep VBoxClient

sar       1386  0.5  0.2   5708  1864 ?        Sl   13:32   0:00 /usr/bin/VBoxClient --clipboard
sar       1395  0.0  0.2   5736  1680 ?        Sl   13:32   0:00 /usr/bin/VBoxClient --display
sar       1399  0.0  0.1   5680  1304 ?        Sl   13:32   0:00 /usr/bin/VBoxClient --seamless
sar       1486  0.0  0.1   2444   844 pts/0    S+   13:34   0:00 grep VBoxClient


VBoxClient-all

1386 ?        00:00:01 VBoxClient
1395 ?        00:00:00 VBoxClient
1399 ?        00:00:00 VBoxClient

THANKS

Changed 2 years ago by DasFox

comment:10 Changed 2 years ago by DasFox

When I pasted the results they looked ok, but then after I submitted it, everything ran together, so I'm attaching a file, vboxclient.txt

THANKS

Changed 2 years ago by DasFox

comment:11 Changed 2 years ago by DasFox

Hi,

Something else I wanted to mention since we are on the subject of screen sizes, is it possible to make the bootup screen bigger?

As a Slackware user, with experience I like to watch the bootup process to make sure everything is working ok, but with VirtualBox at present, this is impossible, the screen is to small.

I've attached a screen shot showing this;

bootup_screen_size.jpg

Hopefully there's something I can do, or can be done in the future, this is important to see the console booting...

THANKS

comment:12 Changed 2 years ago by michael

If you want to make the bootup window physically bigger you can select scale mode. If you want a different resolution you can use standard Linux methods.

Can you provide me with a copy of the VM I can download, or some way of investigating this which won't require me to spend half a day setting up a Slackware guest?

comment:13 Changed 2 years ago by DasFox

A half day, I spent 4 days preparing this image to upload, LOL...

I figured I would get this image really in shape, just in case this can be used by VirtualBox as an image people can download and install, once a few things get worked out with it.

I think you'll be pretty impressed with that Slackware install, that's 10 years of Slackware experience! :)

I need somewhere to upload it that you can provide me, it's 1.5GB and I don't have any place to upload to...

THANKS

comment:14 Changed 2 years ago by DasFox

Hi michael, I'm still waiting for a reply from you, I need a place to upload the image to?

THANKS

comment:15 Changed 2 years ago by michael

Sorry about that. I will send you an upload link by private e-mail.

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