Ticket #1032 (closed enhancement: fixed)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

New option for VBoxManage: startvm -type cli

Reported by: markba Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 1.5.4 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other


Currently, starting a vm is possible in two modes: gui (normal) and headless (type = vrdp). When I'm running a session of Ubuntu Server, there's no builtin VRDP-server. Nevertheless, when I want this session to run on the background, I *must* use the vrdp-option. Problem: this option is only available in the closed version of VB.

So, even when I don't use the vrdp-capabilities (because Ubuntu Server does not have them), I must use the closed version for using the vrdp-option.

I opt for adding a new option: "-type cli", possibly in the ose-version. In that way it's clear that I don't want the vrdp-option (which is nice anyway) whenever I'm using a non-Windows headless session.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by markba

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

VirtualBox 1.6.0 ships !VBoxHeadless which is probably what you want. This frontend is even available for the OSE version (without RDP support).

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