VirtualBox

Ticket #1854 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

No Xorg guest additions in Ubuntu Intrepid / Fedora9 => Fixed with 2.0.2.

Reported by: peter76 Owned by:
Priority: major Component: guest additions
Version: VirtualBox 2.0.0 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: other

Description

When trying to install the guest additions under Ubuntu Intrepid as guest, the kernel modules build and install fine, but I get this when the installer gets to the Xorg modules:

Detected xorg 1.5 rcx, refusing to install the xorg modules. We will provide updated guest additions once xorg 1.5.0 was released finally.

Any idea when this will be fixed?

Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by frank

  • Version changed from VirtualBox 1.6.2 to VirtualBox 1.6.4
  • Component changed from other to guest additions
  • Guest type changed from other to Linux

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by ThomasNovin

Isn't there any workaround to install it anyway? I'm also using Intrepid.

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by frank

Xorg 1.5 has some major changes in handling mouse devices which is currently a showstopper for porting the VBoxMouse driver.

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by frank

  • Version changed from VirtualBox 1.6.4 to VirtualBox 2.0.0
  • Summary changed from No xorg guest additions in Ubuntu Intrepid to No Xorg guest additions in Ubuntu Intrepid / Fedora9

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by PeteCox

So what about the auto-resize feature? Could the display driver be enabled separately to the mouse driver?

comment:6 Changed 6 years ago by frank

  • Summary changed from No Xorg guest additions in Ubuntu Intrepid / Fedora9 to No Xorg guest additions in Ubuntu Intrepid / Fedora9 => Fixed with 2.0.2.

In fact, with 2.0.2 the mouse integration will work but the dynamic resizing will not work for Fedora9 (it will work for Ubuntu Intrepid). The problem with Fedora9 is that they use Xorg 1.5.0 RC5 which contains a bug making the Xorg server crash under certain conditions. We disabled the dynamic resizing feature for this Xorg version (we filed a bug report to Fedora as well). As soon as they upgrade to at least RC6, dynamic resizing should work as well.

comment:7 follow-up: ↓ 9 Changed 6 years ago by sandervl73

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

comment:8 Changed 6 years ago by michael

comment:9 in reply to: ↑ 7 Changed 5 years ago by cdukes

  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Resolution fixed deleted

Replying to sandervl73:

Why was this marked as fixed? I just installed a new copy (v2.02) today and it's still not working.

comment:10 Changed 5 years ago by ThomasNovin

xorg 1.5.0 is surely released so that shouldn't be an issue. In Ubuntu Intrepid there now xserver-xorg-core 1.5.2-2ubuntu1.

comment:11 follow-up: ↓ 12 Changed 5 years ago by michael

cdukes: Have you also installed the guest additions from 2.0.2?

comment:12 in reply to: ↑ 11 Changed 5 years ago by cdukes

Replying to michael:

cdukes: Have you also installed the guest additions from 2.0.2?

Yes, I did.

comment:13 Changed 5 years ago by ThomasNovin

How do I unsubscribe from this bug? Yeez how Trac sucks compared to Launchpad (or the VirtualBox teams implementation of it..)

comment:14 follow-up: ↓ 15 Changed 5 years ago by michael

cdukes: which of those two guest systems are you using, and what exactly is not working? ThomasNovin: I don't think that is possible, but I will see what I can do. We did not actually implement anything ourselves, but just used trac as is (we prefer to spend as much development time as possible on VirtualBox itself) and Launchpad is not yet open source.

comment:15 in reply to: ↑ 14 Changed 5 years ago by cdukes

Replying to michael:

cdukes: which of those two guest systems are you using, and what exactly is not working?

The guest is Ubuntu Intrepid, the host is XP Pro SP3

comment:16 follow-up: ↓ 17 Changed 5 years ago by michael

cdukes: You only answered half of my question :)

comment:17 in reply to: ↑ 16 Changed 5 years ago by cdukes

Replying to michael:

cdukes: You only answered half of my question :)

Oops, sorry I missed that :-) I'm unable to resize the guest or use seamless mode.

comment:18 follow-up: ↓ 19 Changed 5 years ago by michael

What output does "xrandr" produce if you run it in a console window in the guest? Seamless works fine here in an Ubuntu Intrepid guest.

comment:19 in reply to: ↑ 18 Changed 5 years ago by cdukes

Replying to michael:

What output does "xrandr" produce if you run it in a console window in the guest? Seamless works fine here in an Ubuntu Intrepid guest.

Sorry, I gave up and moved on... I'm installing Ubuntu this weekend and dumping windows altogether.

comment:20 Changed 5 years ago by michael

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

I will mark this as fixed again, since all cases that we were able to pursue were fixed. I suspect that you had modeline entries in the guest's xorg.conf file, which can interfere with dynamic resizing.

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