Guest Additions For Mac OS X Server GUEST?

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Guest Additions For Mac OS X Server GUEST?

Postby JeZ-l-Lee » 7. Sep 2010, 12:54

Guest Additions For Mac OS X Server GUEST?

Hi,

Running Ubuntu 10.04 on a new Mac Mini.
I installed my Mac OS X Server OS into VirtualBox as a guest.

Everything seems to be working OK except the following:
- No Audio
- No hardware acceleration of the display
(OS runs good, but seems much slower than native)

When will Guest Additions for a Mac OS X Server guest be available
to address these issues?

Thanks!

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Re: Guest Additions For Mac OS X Server GUEST?

Postby Sasquatch » 7. Sep 2010, 20:39

There is no ETA for Mac OSX GA. I'm sure it's in the works, but it takes a lot of time to develop and test them. There is a sticky here that discusses how to get audio in the Guest, but since it's a server OS, you really don't need it IMO. I've never seen server hardware with an audio card.
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Re: Guest Additions For Mac OS X Server GUEST?

Postby JeZ-l-Lee » 7. Sep 2010, 23:40

Sasquatch wrote:There is no ETA for Mac OSX GA. I'm sure it's in the works, but it takes a lot of time to develop and test them. There is a sticky here that discusses how to get audio in the Guest, but since it's a server OS, you really don't need it IMO. I've never seen server hardware with an audio card.
Hi,

I would rather wait for the official Guest Addition for Mac OS guest.
When a beta is ready will it be posted somewhere so I can test it?

Thanks!

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Re: Guest Additions For Mac OS X Server GUEST?

Postby Sasquatch » 7. Sep 2010, 23:55

Beta releases of VB will be posted in the beta section. There is no ETA, only the devs know when it might be done, but as with all software things, release dates can vary.
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Re: Guest Additions For Mac OS X Server GUEST?

Postby JeZ-l-Lee » 9. Sep 2010, 12:01

Hi,

Tried the preliminary sound driver.
It works, but I am only getting sound from the right speaker.
No sound is playing through the left speaker.
(I noticed this because I use stereo headphones)

I hope the official Guest Addition come sooner rather than later!

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Re: Guest Additions For Mac OS X Server GUEST?

Postby Uzume » 9. Sep 2010, 16:47

Sasquatch wrote:I've never seen server hardware with an audio card.


You probably already know this but the Mac mini server has audio hardware.
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Re: Guest Additions For Mac OS X Server GUEST?

Postby Sasquatch » 9. Sep 2010, 20:09

Uzume wrote:
Sasquatch wrote:I've never seen server hardware with an audio card.


You probably already know this but the Mac mini server has audio hardware.

Didn't know that, probably because I've only seen Mac workstations and not servers.
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Re: Guest Additions For Mac OS X Server GUEST?

Postby JeZ-l-Lee » 25. Sep 2010, 12:34

Hi,

How is development of Mac OS X Server GUEST guest additions going?
Hopefully they will be released soon...

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Re: Guest Additions For Mac OS X Server GUEST?

Postby Sasquatch » 26. Sep 2010, 14:50

Just be patient and wait for the next release.
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Re: Guest Additions For Mac OS X Server GUEST?

Postby jamesensor » 10. Oct 2010, 22:24

Thats great, it will solve the screen size issue i posted about, hopefully, since the other guest OS's guest additions were impeccable :). Best virtualization software around! Congrats ;)
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Re: Guest Additions For Mac OS X Server GUEST?

Postby Sasquatch » 11. Oct 2010, 22:37

I'm not saying here that the next version will definitely have GA for Mac OSX. Only that you have to wait for the next release to see if they are there or not.
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Re: Guest Additions For Mac OS X Server GUEST?

Postby perkas » 2. Dec 2010, 23:08

New release of VirtualBox v3.2.12, and no OSX additions yet.. :cry:
Why dont post the state of the work?
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Re: Guest Additions For Mac OS X Server GUEST?

Postby Sasquatch » 2. Dec 2010, 23:18

Such features are never going to arrive in a maintenance release, so please wait for a new major version. That should be 4.0.0. Keep an eye on the beta section, it will be announced there. It's currently locked, so when it's unlocked, it will be released as beta.
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Re: Guest Additions For Mac OS X Server GUEST?

Postby ed_co » 8. Dec 2010, 19:21

I've seen the beta section, and couldn't see any feature for mac os x guests...
I don't understand... couldn't see any step in more than 7 months.
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Re: Guest Additions For Mac OS X Server GUEST?

Postby Sasquatch » 9. Dec 2010, 00:14

Create a topic and ask about it, if such a topic doesn't exist yet. See what the devs have to say about it.
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