Ubuntu 9.04 alpha6 and Virtualbox video driver for X

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Re: Ubuntu 9.04 alpha6 and Virtualbox video driver for X

Postby Sasquatch » 8. Apr 2009, 23:20

jedcn wrote:
vaidyabala wrote:When I expand/contract the window, the resolution is automatically adjusted.


Using Sasquatch's approach, I have been able to get to a point where my guest Ubuntu 9.04 resizes automatically. Great! However, I cannot enable visual effects. Starting with the System menu I can navigate to here:

System > Preferences > Appearance > [Tab] Visual Effects

But when I select something other than "None," such as "Normal" or "Extra" I see a dialog that says "Searching for drivers" and then "Could not enable desktop effects." Has anyone had success with this? If so, were there any steps other than adding the 1.6.0|* as mentioned above?

Thanks!

Either disable checks as shown here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=16126 or look for it's driver whitelist and add vboxvideo to it. Compiz-Fusion has the list in it's startup script and works just fine.
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Re: Ubuntu 9.04 alpha6 and Virtualbox video driver for X

Postby vaidyabala » 9. Apr 2009, 01:24

i could not do that either. I was waiting for 2.2 to be stable little bit before trying that. There was another post on how to enable to compiz in guest os. Try searching for compiz.

Now that 2.2 is released i may give a try sometime next week.
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Re: Ubuntu 9.04 alpha6 and Virtualbox video driver for X

Postby vaidyabala » 9. Apr 2009, 01:47

ok i tried with 2.2 3d enabled. I cannot enable desktop effects. It said "searching for drivers" and after sometime said desktop effects cannot be enabled.
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Re: Ubuntu 9.04 alpha6 and Virtualbox video driver for X

Postby vaidyabala » 9. Apr 2009, 02:01

Ok it works now. This is what I did.

- System -> Administration -> Update Manager - Installed new updates to bring kernel and everything to latest version
- rebooted the guest os
- mounted 2.2 Guest Additions
- ran VBoxLinuxAdditions-x86.run
- rebooted the guest os
- Now I am able to enable Desktop Effects without any problem.

Now i have to figure what the effects are and how i can tweak them.
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Re: Ubuntu 9.04 alpha6 and Virtualbox video driver for X

Postby vaidyabala » 9. Apr 2009, 02:02

one more thing. when I enabled the desktop effects, the GA disk was mounted. Not sure if the desktop effects module picked up a driver from the mounted iso. hard to tell.
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Re: Ubuntu 9.04 alpha6 and Virtualbox video driver for X

Postby vaidyabala » 9. Apr 2009, 02:06

Desktop effects in Ubuntu 9.0.4 is awesome. I got faster windows open/close, wobbly windows, fading effects all working.
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Re: Ubuntu 9.04 alpha6 and Virtualbox video driver for X

Postby vaidyabala » 9. Apr 2009, 02:22

3d view in GNU chess in not working. other than that, windows effects seem to be working
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Re: Ubuntu 9.04 alpha6 and Virtualbox video driver for X

Postby jedcn » 9. Apr 2009, 16:34

Sorry- accidental re-post. New to forums.
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Re: Ubuntu 9.04 alpha6 and Virtualbox video driver for X

Postby BajaPaul » 27. Apr 2009, 17:13

I just upgraded from 8.10 to the final release version of 9.04. I had same problems with my install as everyone above. This tread fixed my problem starting with Sasquatch's solution above. I edited the install.sh file to "1.6.*" and all is now working perfectly again.

I have always said VirtulBox is the root of most of my Ubuntu problems. Can't complain since it is free. You should always have a snapshot if things go wrong. I really like running Ubuntu in my Vista environment.

PS: Being adventurous, after getting the Addons to work via the above notes, I installed the beta 2.2 Addons and had absolutely no problems with it. Sun must have the issue taken care of in the next release. Plus got 3D acceleration. Very stable. Installed Compiz and now have the cube and bouncy windows now. I did have a problem with Emerald's themes not working quite right after restarts. Just went back to the Compiz setup. All works great.

The next release is going to be awesome! It is like running Ubuntu native in a Vista window!

Anyway, ther 2.2 beta Addons may be the best route to go until it is released shortly.

PSS: Here is the link: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=16126#p71134

PSSS: Skip the beta, the newest version of VirtualBox is 2.2.2 and has been released. It does not show up through the Help tab link. You have to go to the download page and manually download it.
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Re: Ubuntu 9.04 alpha6 and Virtualbox video driver for X

Postby notfed » 28. Apr 2009, 16:47

I had the same problem as the original poster, and after reading Sasquatch's post, (changing 1.6 to 1.6.0), it works PERFECTLY!!
I am now able to run Ubuntu 9.04 on VirtualBox, thank you! I'm so excited it works! Stuff usually never works for me! =D
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Re: Ubuntu 9.04 alpha6 and Virtualbox video driver for X

Postby cliffboss » 28. Apr 2009, 17:55

Sasquatch wrote:
More info for how to install it properly. First you need to extract the installer. So run VBoxLinuxAdditions-x86/amd46.run --target ~/ga (you need the destination folder first of course). Then check the install.sh file, on line 415, you will see this:


I tried running that command to unpackage the .run, but it says:

sudo: VBoxLinuxAdditions-x86.run: command not found

Me a noobie with linux soem help would be awasome :D
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Re: Ubuntu 9.04 alpha6 and Virtualbox video driver for X

Postby Sasquatch » 28. Apr 2009, 17:58

cliffboss wrote:
Sasquatch wrote:
More info for how to install it properly. First you need to extract the installer. So run VBoxLinuxAdditions-x86/amd46.run --target ~/ga (you need the destination folder first of course). Then check the install.sh file, on line 415, you will see this:


I tried running that command to unpackage the .run, but it says:

sudo: VBoxLinuxAdditions-x86.run: command not found

Me a noobie with linux soem help would be awasome :D

Did you actually mount the GA ISO and browse to the folder, like I mentioned?
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Re: Ubuntu 9.04 alpha6 and Virtualbox video driver for X

Postby BajaPaul » 28. Apr 2009, 18:18

Just upgrade to newest version of VirtualBox and problem will go away. It is 2.2.2. It does not show up via the help page link. You have to go to the site and download it.
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Re: Ubuntu 9.04 alpha6 and Virtualbox video driver for X

Postby cliffboss » 28. Apr 2009, 18:27

Sasquatch wrote:
cliffboss wrote:
Sasquatch wrote:
More info for how to install it properly. First you need to extract the installer. So run VBoxLinuxAdditions-x86/amd46.run --target ~/ga (you need the destination folder first of course). Then check the install.sh file, on line 415, you will see this:


I tried running that command to unpackage the .run, but it says:

sudo: VBoxLinuxAdditions-x86.run: command not found

Me a noobie with linux soem help would be awasome :D

Did you actually mount the GA ISO and browse to the folder, like I mentioned?


yes i did
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Re: Ubuntu 9.04 alpha6 and Virtualbox video driver for X

Postby Sasquatch » 28. Apr 2009, 19:24

Then why would you get the error, file not found? Get your terminal to the cd, type ls and see it's content. Then you know if it was successfully mounted or not.
Or, just install 2.2.2 and work with that, like BajaPaul said.
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