Ticket #489 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 9 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 9 years ago.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by frank

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

Changed 9 years ago by joealwine


comment:2 Changed 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 years ago by frank

joealwine: Please could you answer my question?

comment:9 Changed 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 years ago by frank

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

Thank you for this response.

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