Updating to RHEL 6.4 - Failed to load module vboxvideo

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Updating to RHEL 6.4 - Failed to load module vboxvideo

Postby seba.wagner » 28. Mar 2013, 04:49

After an update of my VM from RHEL 6.3 to RHEL 6.4 the VM hangs in the login window.
(this is Virtual Box 4.2.10 r84104)

With the help of another topic @ virtualbox (CentOS-6.4 x86_64: Vbox additions fails to compile) I was at least able to get in some console mode.

By doing the key command CTRL+ALT+F2 and login in the console.
I did debug the log files and in the Xorg.0.log there is an error:

Failed to load module vboxvideo ...
=> Fatal server error.

What can I do to resolve that issue? I basically don't understand those instructions with the proposed fix, as my GuestAdditions are already installed, so what can I "patch" here at all ?!

By commenting out the Xorg.conf file in /etc/... I was able to get the login screen and login in the user interface. However, a lot of the functionalities of virtual box do not work and I guess the reason is the above error.
In fact I can't really work with that VM anymore, screen resolution does not work correctly, Guest additions do not work, some of the device settings are disabled in the machine settings...

This is a screenshot of the part of the log file (see attached screenshot)
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Re: Updating to RHEL 6.4 - Failed to load module vboxvideo

Postby dmischa » 28. Mar 2013, 09:07

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Re: Updating to RHEL 6.4 - Failed to load module vboxvideo

Postby Perryg » 28. Mar 2013, 14:49

You should read the Oracle Blog about this. https://blogs.oracle.com/fatbloke/entry ... nux_guests
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Re: Updating to RHEL 6.4 - Failed to load module vboxvideo

Postby dmischa » 28. Mar 2013, 18:42

also https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/11586 could be taken into account
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Re: Updating to RHEL 6.4 - Failed to load module vboxvideo

Postby seba.wagner » 1. Apr 2013, 22:52

Hi,

by doing the instructions of https://blogs.oracle.com/fatbloke/entry ... nux_guests
I am able to boot the X server but the Guest Additions of VirtualBox still fails at some point and some of the major features like mouse pointer detection and switching between different resolutions between host and guest are not available.

The error message in the Xorg.0.log is slightly different now.
"VirtualBox(0): Unable to determin whether the virtual machine supports mouse pointer integration ..."
See this screenshot from the log:
LoadErrorAfterUpdateToRedHat_6_4.png
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The other fixes like patching VirtualBox itself ... I don't know if that will really help me. Where do you get the source code for VirtualBox from?
Also as this is not a "play around" VM I just can't try various code patches and customized binaries.
Is this "patch" an official fix from the Virtual Box developers ?
Are there some instructions on howto install and compile VirtualBox from source?
Is there a version of Virtual Box somewhere that fixes those bugs?
By applying that patched VirtualBox, can I still upgrade it to later version once there is an official fix?

Sorry for the heaps of questions but patching source code is unfortunately a bigger issue on that VM then tweaking some configs.

Thanks!
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Re: Updating to RHEL 6.4 - Failed to load module vboxvideo

Postby seba.wagner » 1. Apr 2013, 22:56

... btw I doubt that this ticket: https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/11586
in what sense does this fix my issue?
Basically I never compiled VirtualBox actively.

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Re: Updating to RHEL 6.4 - Failed to load module vboxvideo

Postby Perryg » 1. Apr 2013, 23:19

You can always build from SVN, but it is bleeding edge and carries some risk.
Since RHEL and OLE are basically the same you can read how HERE

But you might post a reply to the ticket you posted and ask for a trial release from the DEVs and be sure to post the host and whether it is 32 or 64 bit.
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Re: Updating to RHEL 6.4 - Failed to load module vboxvideo

Postby seba.wagner » 2. Apr 2013, 06:13

Thanks, but are you really sure the problem that I describe has something todo with the ticket ?
I mean the ticket is basically a compile problem and a possible fix.

What I describe is that VirtualBox has some issues after updating to RHEL 6.4
That on the first sight has nothing todo with a compilation problem of the source code?

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Re: Updating to RHEL 6.4 - Failed to load module vboxvideo

Postby seba.wagner » 5. May 2013, 23:56

This issue was solved with v 4.2.12
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