VirtualBox

Ticket #8635 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

With recent updates to Ubuntu 11.04 the VirtualBox Guest Additions are ignored -> fixed as of March 17

Reported by: VosaxAlo90 Owned by:
Priority: major Component: 3D support
Version: VirtualBox 4.0.4 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Linux

Description

Hi,

I have discovered that with the recent updates to Ubuntu 11.04, the VirtualBox Guest Additions doesn't works anymore. I have Ubuntu 11.04 installed since the beginning of March 2011 and I have saved several snapshots. Until the 15 of March all worked well, but suddenly, beginning with the updates of the 18 of March, the Guest Additions have stopped to work. I have other virtual machines installed with other Linux versions (e.g. Ubuntu 10.04), but here all works fine.

The consequence is that I can't test the new Unity interface anymore.

I attach my Vbox.log.

Attachments

VBox.log Download (82.2 KB) - added by VosaxAlo90 3 years ago.
Vbox.log of the boot and logout

Change History

Changed 3 years ago by VosaxAlo90

Vbox.log of the boot and logout

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by frank

Of course, because they changed the X server ABI. The next VirtualBox maintenance release will support Natty.

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by VosaxAlo90

Ah, ok. Fine thanks. And it's possible to know a release date for the next maintenance release? Or at least a period (days, weeks, ...)?

Many thanks

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by michael

I'm afraid that we don't do any public release schedule, at least partly because we like to be able to "release when we are ready". However for now you could install the Guest Additions package in the Natty repository - as far as I know it is very close to the released 4.0.4 Additions with fixes backported to make it work on current Natty. If that doesn't do the trick we could provide you with an Additions pre-release.

comment:4 follow-up: ↓ 5 Changed 3 years ago by michael

  • Summary changed from With recent updates to Ubuntu 11.04 the VirtualBox Guest Additions are ignored to With recent updates to Ubuntu 11.04 the VirtualBox Guest Additions are ignored -> fixed as of March 17

comment:5 in reply to: ↑ 4 Changed 3 years ago by VosaxAlo90

Replying to michael:

Thank you Michael, but, at least for me, your suggestion doesn't works. The ISO from the package in the Natty repository don't have any effect.

comment:6 follow-up: ↓ 7 Changed 3 years ago by michael

I believe that the package is virtualbox-ose-guest-x11, and installs the Additions directly without an ISO image. You will probably need to install virtualbox-ose-guest-dkms first if it isn't a dependency of virtualbox-ose-guest-x11.

comment:7 in reply to: ↑ 6 Changed 3 years ago by VosaxAlo90

Replying to michael:

I believe that the package is virtualbox-ose-guest-x11, and installs the Additions directly without an ISO image. You will probably need to install virtualbox-ose-guest-dkms first if it isn't a dependency of virtualbox-ose-guest-x11.

Ok Michael, now it's perfect! Many thanks to you for the support.

Now I can use again the very promising Ubuntu Unity.

Best Regards

comment:8 Changed 3 years ago by klaus

Just to mention it so that I can find this again with the usual keywords: this change adds support for X.org 1.10 (and isn't really Natty specific).

comment:9 Changed 3 years ago by frank

See Downloads for 4.0.5 guest additions with support for X.org 1.10.

comment:10 Changed 3 years ago by frank

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

The 4.0.6 additions contain support for X.org 1.10 and should fix this ticket.

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