Ticket #5694 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

Guest additions must be reinstalled after Ubuntu guest updates

Reported by: guayca Owned by:
Priority: major Component: guest additions
Version: VirtualBox 3.0.12 Keywords: Reinstall
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Windows


On Windows Vista as host and Ubuntu 9.10 KarmicKoala as guest, with VBox PUEL 2.0.12, Guest Additions 3.0 have to be reinstalled after Ubuntu performs updates. Also, even after reinstalling Guest Additions, the host key (CTRL right) won't work: no use of Host+F, Host+L, etc. possible.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by frank

Why do you think that the guest additions must be re-installed? And do you have the dkms package installed in the guest?

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by guayca

I have to reinstall Guest Additions in order to get Guest Additions features such as folder sharing and mouse integration to work after an Ubuntu update. That's why I say it must be reinstalled.

I didn't have the dkms package installed. I installed it and will post back after a few Ubuntu upgrades to comment on any problems... or no problem!

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by frank

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

With DKMS installed the update should work automatically.

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by guayca

  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Resolution worksforme deleted

Hello, after I installed the dkms package, everything went right for months. I performed the suggested updates yesterday in Ubuntu and this morning, I had to reinstall Guest Additions again. Any idea?

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by guayca

Also, the VBox GUI crashes in Vista 50 percent of the time when I launch the virtual machine.

comment:6 Changed 8 years ago by frank

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

Please reopen if still relevant with VBox 4.0.4.

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