Ticket #9768 (closed defect: worksforme)
Cannot connect to VM with RDP client after VirtualBox upgrade
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Host computer: x86 server running SME 8.0b7, a Centos 5 / Red Hat derivative Linux distro, VirtualBox 4.1.4, and Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-4.1.4-74291.vbox-extpack.
[root@lucas ~]# uname -r 2.6.18-274.3.1.el5
[root@lucas ~]# uname -m i686
Virtual machine: x86 server running SME 8.0b7, a Centos 5 / Red Hat derivative Linux distro.
My setup was originally working properly with virtualbox 4.1.2 and Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-4.1.2-73507.vbox-extpack installed. The problem surfaced once I upgraded VirtualBox and the extension pack to 4.1.4.
The VM apparently starts normally. However, I cannot connect with an external RDP client.
I have checked and rechecked my installation, extension pack, config.php, the VM settings, etc., all with no luck.
All installs were as root. Execution of VirtualBox is as root from rc7.d , as follows: cp /etc/rc5.d/S20vboxdrv /etc/rc7.d/. cp /etc/rc5.d/S35vboxballoonctrl-service /etc/rc7.d/. cp /etc/rc5.d/S35vboxweb-service /etc/rc7.d/.
Contents of vbox.cfg: VBOXWEB_USER='root' VBOXWEB_HOST=127.0.0.1 VBOXWEB_PORT=18083
relevant config.php settings:
- Username / Password for system user that runs VirtualBox */
var $username = 'vbox'; var $password = 'pass';
/* SOAP URL of vboxwebsrv (not phpVirtualBox's URL) */ var $location = ' http://127.0.0.1:18083/';
Disable authentication var $noAuth = true;
/* Enable advanced configuration items (normally hidden in the VirtualBox GUI)
- Note that some of these items may not be translated to languages other than $ */
var $enableAdvancedConfig = true;
Authentication library. var $authLib = 'Builtin';
websrvauthlibrary setting: vboxmanage setproperty websrvauthlibrary null
It seems that the VDRE server isn't running.
[root@lucas ~]# VBoxHeadless -s myvmname Oracle VM VirtualBox Headless Interface 4.1.4 (C) 2008-2011 Oracle Corporation All rights reserved.
VRDE server failed to start. VRDE server is inactive.
How can I determine why the VDRE server isn't running?