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Guest Additions not working

Postby TopStar » 6. Jan 2017, 12:06

Host: Windows 7 Professional SP1
Guest: Solaris 5.11 11.3 i86pc i386 i86pc

I have carried out the entire installation properly as far as I am aware. I attached the VBoxGuestAdditions.iso to the optical drive. I logged in as root role to /media/VBOXADDITIONS_5.1.12_11244 and carried out the install by issuing the command
pkgadd -d ./VBoxSolarisAdditions.pkg

The output does not show anything to indicate there is a problem. I have copied it below. It says it has successfully installed Guest Additions. I have rebooted the Guest, rebooted the host for good measure, but I can see that "auto-resize guest display" and seamless display is still disabled. Going crazy over this. Please can somebody help!

I have also tried uninstalling the package and reinstalling with both the -G and -d flags. Made no difference.

Output copied below for reference -
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# pkgadd -d ./VBoxSolarisAdditions.pkg

The following packages are available:
  1  SUNWvboxguest     Oracle VM VirtualBox Guest Additions
                       (i386) 5.1.12,REV=r112440.2016.12.20.16.46

Select package(s) you wish to process (or 'all' to process
all packages). (default: all) [?,??,q]: all

Processing package instance <SUNWvboxguest> from </media/VBOXADDITIONS_5.1.12_112440/VBoxSolarisAdditions.pkg>

Oracle VM VirtualBox Guest Additions(i386) 5.1.12,REV=r112440.2016.12.20.16.46
Oracle Corporation
Using </> as the package base directory.
## Processing package information.
## Processing system information.
## Verifying package dependencies.
## Verifying disk space requirements.
## Checking for conflicts with packages already installed.
## Checking for setuid/setgid programs.

This package contains scripts which will be executed with super-user
permission during the process of installing this package.

Do you want to continue with the installation of <SUNWvboxguest> [y,n,?] y

Installing Oracle VM VirtualBox Guest Additions as <SUNWvboxguest>
## Installing part 1 of 1.
/etc/fs/vboxfs/mount <symbolic link>
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/1099.vboxclient
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/LICENSE
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/VBox.sh
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/amd64/VBoxClient.Z
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/amd64/VBoxControl.Z
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/amd64/VBoxService.Z
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/amd64/pam_vbox.so
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/amd64/vboxfs
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/amd64/vboxfs_s10
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/amd64/vboxfsmount
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/amd64/vboxmslnk
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/amd64/vboxvideo_drv_110.so.Z
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/amd64/vboxvideo_drv_111.so.Z
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/amd64/vboxvideo_drv_112.so.Z
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/amd64/vboxvideo_drv_113.so.Z
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/amd64/vboxvideo_drv_114.so.Z
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/amd64/vboxvideo_drv_117.so.Z
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/amd64/vboxvideo_drv_118.so.Z
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/amd64/vboxvideo_drv_13.so.Z
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/amd64/vboxvideo_drv_14.so.Z
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/amd64/vboxvideo_drv_15.so.Z
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/amd64/vboxvideo_drv_16.so.Z
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/amd64/vboxvideo_drv_17.so.Z
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/amd64/vboxvideo_drv_18.so.Z
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/amd64/vboxvideo_drv_19.so.Z
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/amd64/vboxvideo_drv_70.so.Z
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/amd64/vboxvideo_drv_71.so.Z
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/i386/VBoxClient.Z
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/i386/VBoxControl.Z
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/i386/VBoxService.Z
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/i386/pam_vbox.so
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/i386/vboxfs
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/i386/vboxfs_s10
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/i386/vboxfsmount
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/i386/vboxmslnk
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/i386/vboxvideo_drv_110.so.Z
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/i386/vboxvideo_drv_111.so.Z
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/i386/vboxvideo_drv_112.so.Z
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/i386/vboxvideo_drv_113.so.Z
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/i386/vboxvideo_drv_114.so.Z
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/i386/vboxvideo_drv_117.so.Z
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/i386/vboxvideo_drv_118.so.Z
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/i386/vboxvideo_drv_13.so.Z
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/i386/vboxvideo_drv_14.so.Z
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/i386/vboxvideo_drv_15.so.Z
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/i386/vboxvideo_drv_16.so.Z
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/i386/vboxvideo_drv_17.so.Z
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/i386/vboxvideo_drv_18.so.Z
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/i386/vboxvideo_drv_19.so.Z
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/i386/vboxvideo_drv_70.so.Z
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/i386/vboxvideo_drv_71.so.Z
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/solaris_xorg.conf
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/solaris_xorg_modeless.conf
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/vbox_vendor_select
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/vboxclient.desktop
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/vboxguest.sh
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/vboxmslnk
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/x11config15sol.pl
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/x11restore.pl
/usr/bin/VBoxClient <symbolic link>
/usr/bin/VBoxClient-all <symbolic link>
/usr/bin/VBoxControl <symbolic link>
/usr/bin/VBoxService <symbolic link>
/usr/kernel/drv/amd64/vboxguest
/usr/kernel/drv/amd64/vboxms
/usr/kernel/drv/vboxguest
/usr/kernel/drv/vboxguest.conf
/usr/kernel/drv/vboxms
/usr/kernel/drv/vboxms.conf
/usr/lib/VBoxOGL.so
/usr/lib/VBoxOGLarrayspu.so
/usr/lib/VBoxOGLcrutil.so
/usr/lib/VBoxOGLerrorspu.so
/usr/lib/VBoxOGLfeedbackspu.so
/usr/lib/VBoxOGLpackspu.so
/usr/lib/VBoxOGLpassthroughspu.so
/usr/lib/amd64/VBoxOGL.so
/usr/lib/amd64/VBoxOGLarrayspu.so
/usr/lib/amd64/VBoxOGLcrutil.so
/usr/lib/amd64/VBoxOGLerrorspu.so
/usr/lib/amd64/VBoxOGLfeedbackspu.so
/usr/lib/amd64/VBoxOGLpackspu.so
/usr/lib/amd64/VBoxOGLpassthroughspu.so
/usr/sbin/vboxmslnk <symbolic link>
[ verifying class <none> ]
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/VBoxClient <linked pathname>
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/VBoxControl <linked pathname>
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/VBoxISAExec <linked pathname>
/opt/VirtualBoxAdditions/VBoxService <linked pathname>
[ verifying class <manifest> ]
## Executing postinstall script.
Uncompressing files...
Configuring VirtualBox guest kernel module...
VirtualBox guest kernel module loaded.
VirtualBox pointer integration module loaded.
Creating links...
(*) X Org not found, skipped configuring X Org guest additions.
Installing 64-bit shared folders module...
Installing 32-bit shared folders module...
Configuring services (this might take a while)...
Enabling services...
Updating boot archive...
ln: cannot create /lib/opengl/ogl_select: No such file or directory
/var/sadm/pkg/SUNWvboxguest/install/postinstall[396]: /lib/svc/method/ogl-select: not found [No such file or directory]
Done.
If you have just un-installed the previous guest additions a REBOOT is required.
Installation of <SUNWvboxguest> was successful.
Last edited by socratis on 6. Jan 2017, 15:10, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Guest Additions not working

Postby scottgus1 » 6. Jan 2017, 14:36

If you have a running Virtualbox window with a running guest in it, then you have a question for the Guests subforums, not the Host subforums. The Solaris guest is running, so you'd post in Solaris Guests.
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Re: Guest Additions not working

Postby socratis » 6. Jan 2017, 15:12

Moved to "Solaris Guests" from "Windows Hosts". See scottgus1's comment above...
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Re: Guest Additions not working

Postby TopStar » 6. Jan 2017, 16:22

Apologies. Will do so in future. Hope someone can help!
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Re: Guest Additions not working

Postby TopStar » 6. Jan 2017, 19:16

socratis wrote:Moved to "Solaris Guests" from "Windows Hosts". See scottgus1's comment above...


I don't mind the topic being moved. but looks like no one even checks this particular forum. The last post is 18th Nov. Not sure if I will ever get a reply for my post :(

By your criteria, there are dozens of other posts in the Windows Hosts forum which also should be moved....I cannot post URLs so I cannot point to them.
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Re: Guest Additions not working

Postby socratis » 6. Jan 2017, 20:08

• You do not have a problem with your Windows Host.
• You do have a problem with your Solaris guest.
• Ergo, you should be in the Solaris guests forum.

The fact that there are not that many Solaris users that can share your experience and might have a solution, has absolutely nothing to do with this. More eyes does not mean more answers. Wrong forum means more dilution. Yes, there maybe a few topics that are not in the right place. We're trying to improve the situation.
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Re: Guest Additions not working

Postby BelJoost » 6. Jan 2017, 20:14

TopStar wrote:
socratis wrote:Moved to "Solaris Guests" from "Windows Hosts". See scottgus1's comment above...

I don't mind the topic being moved. [...] Not sure if I will ever get a reply for my post

Seems to be the best way to get you your question answered. People experienced with Solaris would be following that forum.

By your criteria, there are dozens of other posts in the Windows Hosts forum which also should be moved....I cannot post URLs so I cannot point to them.

Why bother? I don't think posting those urls will help you getting your question answered.

TopStar wrote:"auto-resize guest display" and seamless display is still disabled

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(*) X Org not found, skipped configuring X Org guest additions.
[...]
ln: cannot create /lib/opengl/ogl_select: No such file or directory
/var/sadm/pkg/SUNWvboxguest/install/postinstall[396]: /lib/svc/method/ogl-select: not found [No such file or directory]

I have no experience with Solaris so just suggesting. You mention having display issues. Both X.org and opengl have something to do with getting things displayed. It also seems the installer is having issues with both. I'd look into that.
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Re: Guest Additions not working

Postby TopStar » 9. Jan 2017, 16:15

Thanks for the tip on X-org not found. I had completely overlooked that. I sorted the problem.

I found on a forum that Guestbox Additions will not work on CLI. Solaris 11.3 gets installed only as CLI. If I want the Gnome Desktop, I have to install it separately.

So I first fixed the publisher proxy on my Solaris Guest (as this is a work laptop and it would not connect to the internet through the network)
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pkg unset-publisher solaris
pkg set-publisher -P -g http://pkg.oracle.com/solaris/release/ --proxy https://ProxyURL:port solaris

Then downloaded and installed the solaris-desktop package, shutdown and restarted the machine
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pkg install solaris-desktop
shutdown -i0 -g0 -y

After it rebooted, it booted with the gnome desktop. I then went to the terminal and ran the command to install guest additions package. It no longer gave the eror of X-org not found.
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cd /media
pkgadd -G -d ./VBOXADDITIONS_5.1.12_112440

Rebooted once again.
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shutdown -i0 -g0 -y

After this GuestAdditions was automatically installed and it was rewarding to see after I rebooted everything (automatic resizing, seamless window etc. became available). Hope this helps someone else.

(a helpful URL which explains by default desktop is not installed and how to install http://theinfradiary.blogspot.co.uk/201 ... laris.html)
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