VirtualBox

Ticket #8913 (closed enhancement: fixed)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 months ago

Possibility to start Headless from the/a GUI

Reported by: mduft Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: GUI
Version: VirtualBox 4.0.8 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Linux

Description (last modified by frank) (diff)

Hey!

Since the VirtualBox GUI is giving me headaches currently (another bug), i switched to running headless vms (which is better anyway, as a X server crash will not tear down my vms). However i miss the possibility to conveniently start and stop vms, and connect to their VRDE server.

Any chance to get buttons for this in the normal GUI?

In the meantime, i have written a small script, which may (or may not) help others with the same problem, or may even be the start of a solution (naaa... :)). it's public domain, so, anybody, just take it ;)

how it works: create two shortcuts (panel, desktop) to the script, one passing 'manager' as argument, which will start the script in manager mode (which allows to start/savestate headless vms), and one passing 'vrdemanager' as argument, which will start the script in VRDE manager mode (which allows you to spawn rdesktops for all VRDE servers currently active in running vms (headless or not...).

hth, markus

Attachments

vboxhstart.sh Download (4.2 KB) - added by mduft 3 years ago.
improved startscript. now sets rdesktop window title to vm name and port.

Change History

Changed 3 years ago by mduft

improved startscript. now sets rdesktop window title to vm name and port.

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by ndastur

I would second this. Would be good to be able to start and stop VMs from the GUI

comment:2 Changed 3 months ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Description modified (diff)

Press shift when you click on the "Start VM" button and the VM will be headless.

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