GuestAdditions for Linux - breaks graphics - quadruples resolution in X
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Software1: Windows XP Pro SP2 Eng, no extra patches, VirtualBox 1.3.4 Full.
Software2: Windows XP Pro SP2 Eng, no extra patches, VirtualBox 1.3.2 Full.
Software3: openSUSE 10.2, VirtualBox 1.3.4 Full.
Software4: openSUSE 10.2, VirtualBox 1.3.2 Full.
Guest OSes: openSUSE 10.2 and SUSE Linux 10.0
Those VMs run fine before I install guest additions. LinuxAdditions breaks them totally. More specifically, it quadruples the X-server resolution to something huge like 2000x2000 or more... making it impossible to navigate such systems.
Steps to reproduce:
Install GuestAdditions for Linux on the guest OSes specified above and restart.
Before you suicide I recommend:
a) backup your guest OS VDI image
b) setup /etc/inittab to start with runlevel 3 (so your system will be navigatable without X)
Bad Workaround: kill X server (init 3), setup /etc/inittab to start with runlevel 3, reconfigure X-server to normal resolution (800x600x16-bit) (with sax2), restart X server (init 5).
Question: How to switch to a different tty when working under Linux with X on both host and guest? as "ctrl+alt+F1" combo switches the host, not the guest.