Ticket #10765 (closed defect: invalid)
Linux Guest Additions don't get properly installed after guest graphics stack update
|Reported by:||lin-unix||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 4.1.18||Keywords:||xorg 1.12, guest additions|
There's nothing better than a story :)
My distribution, Chakra, recently updated some packages related to the graphics stack (see pacman.log) and after reboot, the system would not start the X Server - it would just drop to console (see errors.log).
I figured that there was an issue with the guest additions not working well with the update and I was correct. Uninstalling the guest additions allowed me to boot up right to the GUI login screen :)
Note the attached VBoxGuestAdditions-uninstall.log. I looked for left over files but only found /dev/vboxguest and /dev/vboxuser so I deleted those two.
Once I logged into my desktop environment (which is KDE), I clicked Devices->Install Guest Additions to reinstall the guest additions. I ran VBoxLinuxAdditions.run as root. The script claimed to compile and install everything successfully.
I then rebooted. My system booted to the login screen (no issue with the X Server or starting up the vbox services) but my screen resolution is maxed out at 1024x768 and my mouse jumps around.
Miscellaneous: My distribution likes to keep packages "vanilla". My host is OS X 10.7. Sometimes when uninstalling the guest additions, the last line in VBoxGuestAdditions-uninstall.log also says "fail!".