GuestAdditions for Linux general review

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GuestAdditions for Linux general review

Postby Technologov » 11. Jul 2011, 15:48

Hello,

I have tested multiple OSes, and so far - mostly good.

Host: Windows 7 x64 + Intel Core i7 2600K + NVIDIA GTX 560 + VBox 4.1.0_BETA2

Broken Autorun.sh:
RHEL4/GNOME
RHEL5/GNOME
Debian4/GNOME
Debian5/GNOME
Debian6/KDE
openSUSE 11.4/KDE

Working Autorun.sh:
SLES 11/GNOME
RHEL3/KDE
RHEL6/GNOME

Broken 3D acceleration:
openSUSE 11.4 x64 (openSUSE 11.4 32-bit version works) -- Regression: This worked with VBox 4.0.0.
I tried to run "Euphoria" OpenGL 3D screensaver. It runs at software-rendering performance.

For comparison, I also provide the complete testing results of 4.0.0 here:
Status: VirtualBox Wide-Scale Stability Test Matrix
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=25735
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openSUSE 11.4 64-bit-2011-07-11-15-57-05.log
VBox log of 3D acceleration failure.
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Re: GuestAdditions for Linux general review

Postby Frank Mehnert » 14. Jul 2011, 11:01

What do you exactly mean by 'broken Autorun.sh'?
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Re: GuestAdditions for Linux general review

Postby Technologov » 14. Jul 2011, 11:27

I mean, that I boot a freshly installed Linux guest, then I do "Devices->Install Guest Additions", and the script isn't being run, or fails after I enter the 'root' password. (terminal window just closes)

So there are several different bugs behind those failures.
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Re: GuestAdditions for Linux general review

Postby Frank Mehnert » 14. Jul 2011, 12:08

Sorry, but such reports are only of limited use. It is nice to know how many distributions don't work but we don't have time to test every of these distributions ourself -- which we would have to because the reports are too unspecific.

For instance, I just successfully installed the 4.1 Beta 2 additions in an openSUSE 11.4 (KDE) guest. After selecting to install the Guest Additions, a KDE dialog appeared and I have two choices: Either download images with gwenview (?) or open the CD in the file browser. Selecting the latter opens the CD content. Of course it would be nice if the autorun dialog would automatically open but after clicking autorun.sh, the root password is requested and the installation succeeds.

I'm quite sure that with VBox 4.0.10 there is the same behavior, so this is even not a regression.
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