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Changes between Version 7 and Version 8 of LinuxAdditionsDebug


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09/28/2016 06:33:51 AM (15 months ago)
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michael
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How to check versions

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  • LinuxAdditionsDebug

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    3131These checks assume that you have installed the Guest Additions on your guest, and that the installation was successful as far as you can tell. 
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    33  * To check whether the drivers are basically working on a given Linux guest at a given time, execute ``lsmod | grep vbox`` in a command terminal on the guest system.  This will list the drivers which are working, but does not rule out more subtle problems in the drivers. 
     33 * To check which version of the Guest Additions are installed, execute `modinfo vboxguest`.  The user-space tools (`VBoxClient`, `VBoxService`, `VBoxControl`) all have `--version` options to check that those versions match, though at this time (5.1 series) `VBoxService` only answers if the drivers are loaded. 
     34 * To check whether the drivers are basically working on a given Linux guest at a given time, execute `lsmod | grep vbox` in a command terminal on the guest system.  This will list the drivers which are working, but does not rule out more subtle problems in the drivers. 
    3435 * If the drivers are not basically working, try to start them with the command `/sbin/rcvboxadd start` run as ''root'' or using ''sudo''.  This may provide information about why they are not working. 
    3536 * The most likely reason for them not to work is that they could not be built.  Try installing the build tools as described above (or investigate what is different with your particular guest) and run `/sbin/rcvboxadd setup` as ''root'' or using ''sudo'' 

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