Ticket #489 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

Video Problem

Reported by: joealwine Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 1.4.0 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other


Video problem with guest Gusty Gibbon (Ubuntu 7.10) Tribe 2. After installation of guest additions 1.4.0, X will not start. Error messages from Ubuntu: VBoxVideo (0): Failed to set up write-combining range (0xe0000000,0x2000000) VBoxVideo (0): Error opening kernel module: No such file or directory VBoxVideo (0): Failed to open the VBox system device - make sure that the VirtualBox guest additions are properly installed. Reinstall of guest additions does not help!

Host system is WinXP Home.


vboxadd-install.log Download (29.7 KB) - added by joealwine 11 years ago.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by frank

Please attach the file /var/log/vboxadd-install.log of your guest.

Changed 11 years ago by joealwine


comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by joealwine

Here is the log file you requested. Only have root terminal in Gusty. Used Zenwalk livecd to access virtualbox harddrive to email you the file.

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by frank

The installer hides an error during the installation of the guest additions. For some reason the program update-rc.d was not found. Please could you verify that the Ubuntu package sysv-rc is properly installed by executing

dpkg -s sysv-rc

And how did you install the guest additions? With sudo? Then please execute

sudo echo "$PATH"

Please post the results.

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by joealwine

Locate update-rc.d gives /usr/sbin/update-rc.d

dpkg -s sysv-rc gives the following:

Package: sysv-rc Status: install ok installed Priority: required Section: admin Installed-size: 268 Maintainer: Ubuntu Core Developrs <ubuntu-devel-discuss@…> Architecture: all Source: sysvinit Version: 2.86.ds1-14.1ubuntu20 Replaces: file-rc, sysvinit (<< 2.85-1) Suggests: sysv-rc-conf, bum Confilcts: file-rc Description: System-V-like runlevel change mechanism This package provides support for the System-V like system for booting, shutting down and changing runlevels, configured through symbolic links in /etc/rc?.d/. Original-Maintainer: Debian sysvinit maintaines <pkg-sysvinit-devel@…>

I installed guest additions by copying to /home/joe directory then sudo sh ./

sudo echo "$PATH" gives /usr/local/sbin: /usr/local/bin: /usr/bin: /usr/sbin: /sbin: /bin

comment:5 Changed 11 years ago by frank

Everything looks right, with one exception: Does the PATH really contain spaces between the different parts? That would be wrong.

comment:6 Changed 11 years ago by joealwine

I replaced the "vboxmouse" driver and "vboxvideo" driver in the xorg.conf file. Ubuntu 7.10 working again without the guest additions!

comment:7 Changed 11 years ago by rawlink

I have been able to reproduce this problem also. Of interesting note, I can start up X from the console, and it starts up just fine.

Also, if I just reset the video driver from "vboxvideo" to vesa, everything works fine. vboxmouse does not seem to be the problem.

comment:8 Changed 11 years ago by frank

joealwine: Please could you answer my question?

comment:9 Changed 11 years ago by rawlink


On my system the PATH does not contain spaces. Hope this helps.

I'll try to provide you with any information you ask for as well.

comment:10 Changed 11 years ago by joealwine

Hi Frank. I forgot to say the path does not contain spaces. Just a typo. I installed the new Xubuntu7.10 and got the same problem. I also have to use the reset tab to get both to start up!

comment:11 Changed 11 years ago by joealwine

Video problem is fixed with VBox 1.5.0. Installed guest additions and updates to the xorg.conf file did not cause any problems.

comment:12 Changed 11 years ago by frank

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

Thank you for this response.

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