VirtualBox

Ticket #6370 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

Fedora 13 Alpha - Not installing the X.Org drivers -> fixed after 3.1.8

Reported by: didierg Owned by:
Priority: major Component: guest additions
Version: VirtualBox 3.1.8 Keywords: fedora 13 alpha xorg
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Linux

Description

Trying to install VirtualBox 3.1.4 additions on Fedora 13 Alpha I get following messages :

Installing the Window System drivers
Warning: unsupported pre-release version of X.Org Server installed. Not
installing the X.Org drivers.

xorg server is

$ rpm -qa | grep -i xorg-X11-server
xorg-x11-server-common-1.7.99.901-8.20100223.fc13.x86_64
xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.7.99.901-8.20100223.fc13.x86_64
xorg-x11-server-utils-7.4-16.fc13.x86_64

See Fedora Bugzilla  https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=569664

Attachments

Xorg.0.log Download (68.2 KB) - added by Gary.Humenuk 4 years ago.
Xorg.0.log from Fedora 13 guest
f13vbox.xorg.conf Download (1.8 KB) - added by Gary.Humenuk 4 years ago.
Sample xorg.conf to allow addons to work with Fedora 13 guest.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by michael

Thanks for reminding me that we need to add support for the new X server version, I will take a look at this as soon as I can.

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by didierg

Problem is still alive trying to install Fedora 13 Beta on Oracle VirtualBox 3.1.6

# rpm -qa xorg-x11-server* xorg-x11-server-utils-7.4-16.fc13.x86_64 xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.7.99.902-2.20100319.fc13.x86_64 xorg-x11-server-common-1.7.99.902-2.20100319.fc13.x86_64

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by michael

  • Summary changed from Fedora 13 Alpha - Not installing the X.Org drivers. to Fedora 13 Alpha - Not installing the X.Org drivers -> fixed after 3.1.6

This will be fixed in any future 3.1 (or later) releases. Note however that the 3.1 branch does not currently support mouse integration without user intervention (that is, hacking up an xorg.conf or something). This is because the development branch now emulates a USB tablet device which provides mouse integration in recent Linux guests without the need to install additional drivers. We may still fix this for the 3.1 branch though (last time I looked, a bug in the pre-release 1.8 X server made this slightly complicated, but I think that a fix has been committed, I'm just not sure whether it hit 1.8).

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by frank

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

Fixed in VBox 3.1.8

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by Gary.Humenuk

Additions are still broken with:

Host: Fedora 12 x86_64 Guest: Fedora 13 i386 beta updated to 2010-05-11 VirtualBox: Version 3.1.8 r61349

The virtual machine will boot and the additions appear to compile but they do not work. Resolution is stuck at a fixed 800x600 (or 640x480) and the mouse integration does nothing.

comment:6 Changed 4 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Resolution fixed deleted

comment:7 Changed 4 years ago by frank

  • Version changed from VirtualBox 3.1.4 to VirtualBox 3.1.8

Please attach the file /var/log/Xorg.0.log of your guest.

Changed 4 years ago by Gary.Humenuk

Xorg.0.log from Fedora 13 guest

comment:8 Changed 4 years ago by Gary.Humenuk

I can report a minor adjustment to my earlier report. Copy and paste works properly and I think that is part of mouse integration.

comment:9 Changed 4 years ago by michael

An upstream change in Fedora 13 stops it from auto-loading the vboxvideo driver, which prevents dynamic screen resizing, seamless mode and the host-drawn mouse pointer from working. We hope that this will be reverted before the actual release, otherwise we will have to work around it in future Additions versions.

comment:10 Changed 4 years ago by Perryg

Thanks Michael, Anything we can do in the meantime?

comment:11 Changed 4 years ago by Gary.Humenuk

I managed to find a work around.

As Michael pointed out, xorg is not auto loading the video and mouse drivers.

Create a /etc/X11/xorg.conf file ( X -configure ) and change the mouse driver. I have both video resizing and mouse integration working as usual.

(I have had far too much practice with xorg.conf over the years.)

Changed 4 years ago by Gary.Humenuk

Sample xorg.conf to allow addons to work with Fedora 13 guest.

comment:12 Changed 4 years ago by michael

Actually the following xorg.conf ought to be sufficient (pasted as it is very short...):

Section "Device"
	Identifier "VBoxVideo"
	Driver "vboxvideo"
EndSection

If that doesn't work, I would be interested to know if the files /etc/udev/rules.d/70-vboxmouse.rules and /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-vboxmouse.conf are present as they should be.

comment:13 Changed 4 years ago by Perryg

I had already made this change yesterday and did not have time to reply. Sorry!

It does work, video resize, mouse integration, and SF which already worked.

Do you still want those two files?

comment:14 Changed 4 years ago by michael

If it works then there is nothing to solve... and that was a pretty fast follow-up for "didn't have time to reply"!

comment:15 Changed 4 years ago by Perryg

Honestly I did this last night and was going to reply this am. But I got carried away trying to do other things. your reply reminded me to post. You know how it is. Silly openSUSE 11.2 and the SATA by default stuff. That's another story though.

comment:16 Changed 4 years ago by michael

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

It seems to me that this is working for everyone in the hope that the vboxvideo autodetection gets fixed before the Fedora 13 release. I will close this again.

comment:17 Changed 4 years ago by Gary.Humenuk

I just did a fresh install and tried the short xorg.conf as suggested. Video resizing works fine, but the mouse integration does not work. The file /etc/udev/rules.d/70-vboxmouse.rules does not exist.

I do not think this bug needs to be reopened. The full xorg.conf is an acceptable work around.

comment:18 Changed 4 years ago by michael

  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Resolution fixed deleted

Just checked, and you are right that this file does not get created with the 3.1.8 Additions for Fedora 13. Which is actually not acceptable, and needs fixing!

comment:19 Changed 4 years ago by Gary.Humenuk

I just tried Oracle VirtualBox 3.2 and the additions appear to work well with Fedora 13 Beta. I no longer need the work around.

comment:20 Changed 4 years ago by michael

  • Summary changed from Fedora 13 Alpha - Not installing the X.Org drivers -> fixed after 3.1.6 to Fedora 13 Alpha - Not installing the X.Org drivers -> fixed after 3.1.8

The fix mentioned above also went into the 3.1 branch after 3.1.8 was released.

comment:21 Changed 4 years ago by frank

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