Ticket #18327 (closed defect: invalid)

Opened 18 months ago

Last modified 18 months ago

Guest Tools not working on Kali 18.04 -> Kali problem

Reported by: OxOOCOFFEE Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 6.0.2
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: Linux Host type: Linux


My host is Linux Cinnamon 18.04 and my guest is Kali x64 2018.04 with latest updates. After running and rebooting looks like guest is not activated

apt-get install -y virtualbox-guest-x11

By default 2d and 3d is unchecked in Display Settings. Graphics Controller is set to VMSVGA. I switched to VBoxSVGS and same deal. Desktop does not resize.

Only after switching to VBoxVGA things started to work.

My guest is setup as Linux/Debian x64 with 2G RAM, 60G disk space

Change History

comment:1 Changed 18 months ago by socratis

VBoxSVGA (for Win guests) and VMSVGA (for Linux guests) are both brand new and they still have some issues to iron out. Stick with VBoxVGA for the moment.

comment:2 Changed 18 months ago by michael

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Summary changed from Guest Tools not working on Kali 18.04 to Guest Tools not working on Kali 18.04 -> Kali problem

Resizing should work fine with VMSVGA, but from the command line you gave you are using the Additions build which comes with Kali, not the one which comes with VirtualBox. That is fine of course, but in that case you should be asking them about this problem, as we normally only look at problems which are reproducible with our builds.

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