Ticket #2642 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

Linux guest additions do not work with VirtualBox 2.0.6 on a Mac OS X host

Reported by: mvanier Owned by:
Priority: major Component: guest additions
Version: VirtualBox 2.0.4 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: other


I just "upgraded" to VirtualBox 2.06 from 2.04, running a Linux guest on a Mac OS X host (Mac Pro). As soon as I did, the guest additions no longer worked (specifically, fullscreen mode doesn't work anymore), whereas they worked perfectly with 2.04. This is with an Arch Linux host, and yes, I reinstalled the guest additions. To add insult to injury, the old version of VirtualBox is no longer available on the website for Mac OS X hosts (you get a dead link). Please put up the old version, which worked. I should have known better than to upgrade so quickly.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by frank

  • Component changed from other to guest additions
  • Guest type changed from other to Linux
  • Summary changed from Linux guest additions do not work with VirtualBox 2.06 on a Mac OS X host to Linux guest additions do not work with VirtualBox 2.0.6 on a Mac OS X host

The old build was never removed, the link was just wrong, fixed. To help debugging the problem please add the VBox.log file of that VM session to this defect as well as /var/log/vboxadd-install.log and /var/log/Xorg.0.log (both files of the guest of course).

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by frank

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

No response, closing. Before re-opening this ticket make sure you upgraded to the latest release 2.2.2 (and upgrade your guest additions to 2.2.2 as well).

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