Ticket #6086 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago 3.1.2 not compatible with X.Org X Server 1.7.4

Reported by: matthijs Owned by:
Priority: critical Component: guest additions
Version: VirtualBox 3.1.2 Keywords: X11 vboxvideo
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Windows


After upgrading the X-server to version 1:7.5+2 in my Debian/testing system, the X11 video driver could not be loaded anymore.

See the following exerpt from Xorg.0.log

X.Org X Server 1.7.4
Release Date: 2010-01-08
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.32-trunk-686 i686 Debian
Current Operating System: Linux vbox-mm-deb 2.6.32-trunk-686 #1 SMP Sun Jan 10 0
6:32:16 UTC 2010 i686
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/
dlopen: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/ undefined symbol: resVgaShared
(EE) Failed to load /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/
(II) UnloadModule: "vboxvideo"
(EE) Failed to load module "vboxvideo" (loader failed, 7)
(EE) No drivers available.

Thanks for correcting this.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by michael

You need to reinstall the Additions if you upgrade from a 1.6 to a 1.7 server.

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by matthijs

Ahhhh, I had not realized the Additions contained multiple versions of the X11 drivers.

After reinstalling, the screen was OK, but the mouse-integration did not work. I have corrected this by creating a new xorg.conf file as fiollows (as I remember it):

X -configure
/usr/lib/VBoxGuestAdditions/ --newmouse ./
# remove commented sections and the "Files" and "Modules" sections
cp ./ /etc/X11/xorg.conf

And than everything works as I was used to.

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by michael

I strongly suspect that the last issue is the same as ticket #5956 - it will be Debian's patches to remove the X.Org server's dependency on hal, which I have not got round to adjusting for yet. Thanks for the nice workaround description by the way.

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by frank

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

Should be fixed as of version 3.1.8 of the VBox Guest Additions.

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