Ubuntu 17.10 - Guest Additions Installation Error

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Re: Ubuntu 17.10 - Guest Additions Installation Error

Postby michael » 11. Nov 2017, 13:21

I am trying to reproduce the black screen problem and have so far failed dismally. I would greatly appreciate detailed instructions, starting with installing a fresh guest (and exact details of what was selected or changed from the defaults during installation).
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Re: Ubuntu 17.10 - Guest Additions Installation Error

Postby sbradabang » 11. Nov 2017, 13:59

michael wrote:I am trying to reproduce the black screen problem and have so far failed dismally. I would greatly appreciate detailed instructions, starting with installing a fresh guest (and exact details of what was selected or changed from the defaults during installation).


I don't know if this is related to this bug, but, during installation process, I changed language and timezone and chose to install updates + third party software. Then I followed Perryg's procedure, but to no avail.
Did you disable 3D acceleration in VM's options? With this option disabled the Guest Additions work.
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Re: Ubuntu 17.10 - Guest Additions Installation Error

Postby Kerdamor » 15. Nov 2017, 16:45

Perryg wrote:Steps I used to get a working version of 17.10 below screen shot.

Ubuntu-17.10_working.png


    1) Clean install and ran apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade followed with a reboot.
    2) Rename /lib/modules/4.13.0-16-generic/kernel/ubuntu/vbox to vbox.old and reboot the guest.
    3) Install my guest additions 5.2.1 r118468 followed with a reboot.

After I verified that this worked properly I did an apt-get update && apt-get upgrade and the package returned nothing to do. If you find that your install tries to update I would pin, lock, even go so far as to create a script to stop ubuntu from updating these packages. (search for how to stop apt from installing a package if you don't know how).
I then tested a new install and simply installed the guest additions, rebooted and it does not work properly. I found conflicts with the Ubuntu kernel modules and the official ones I installed which prevented some features from working.

Of course you also have the choice of using their guest additions but we you would need them to support you.


after first reboot i have no guest additions installed and crash report, after second reboot same problem as a main topic

VBoxGuestAdditions_5.2.1-118918
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Re: Ubuntu 17.10 - Guest Additions Installation Error

Postby michael » 15. Nov 2017, 16:52

Try disabling 3D acceleration.
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Re: Ubuntu 17.10 - Guest Additions Installation Error

Postby Kerdamor » 15. Nov 2017, 17:01

same problem, DnD and Clipboard didn't work but window resizable
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Re: Ubuntu 17.10 - Guest Additions Installation Error

Postby michael » 15. Nov 2017, 17:52

Please provide more information about your guest system, including host machine log, guest system log, /var/log/Xorg*.log, /var/log/*vbox*.log, lsmod.
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Re: Ubuntu 17.10 - Guest Additions Installation Error

Postby Kerdamor » 16. Nov 2017, 00:42

by helmanfrow » 26. Oct 2017, 13:33 first message in this topic, absolutly same problem
Windows Server 2016 Host Virtual Box 5.2
Guest Ubuntu 17.10 used VBoxGuestAdditions_5.2.1-118918
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Re: Ubuntu 17.10 - Guest Additions Installation Error

Postby TheRaptus » 18. Nov 2017, 19:45

Same problem, occurs when <i try to add the drive D: (called D_DRIVE) with moun -t xxx
could you give me also the right commend please?
Ubuntu 17:10, latest version and guest pack
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Re: Ubuntu 17.10 - Guest Additions Installation Error

Postby revere521 » 19. Nov 2017, 17:03

i also have had this issue with ubuntu 17.10 - specifically ubuntu boots to the purple ubuntu lock screen with no login window when 3d acceleration is enabled, using the newest GA from the download page (the one marked nov 3 update)

I renamed the builtin ubuntu modules folder as recommended earlier in this thread; and installed the new ones - and with 3d acceleration enabled i get the the buffer overrun error for opengl (journalctl -xe)

With 3d acceleration turned off, i do not receive the error and i get the login window; and the guest appears to essentially work.

I can post any other logs or etc. that are helpful
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Re: Ubuntu 17.10 - Guest Additions Installation Error

Postby michael » 20. Nov 2017, 11:05

revere521 wrote:I renamed the builtin ubuntu modules folder as recommended earlier in this thread; and installed the new ones - and with 3d acceleration enabled i get the the buffer overrun error for opengl (journalctl -xe)


Not sure which buffer overrun you are talking about. I am aware of an oops in the fbdev emulation layer which should be fixed in the latest test builds (uploading as I write this, the lin32 and lin64 builds are at r119163). Otherwise please provide more information.
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Re: Ubuntu 17.10 - Guest Additions Installation Error

Postby revere521 » 21. Nov 2017, 01:44

Michael - sorry - looked back and realized this thread didn't mention the error - i have been reading lots of threads and got mixed up.

However - with 3d Acceleration enabled as mentioned - i don't exactly get a black screen - i get the purple ubuntu background with "ubuntu" at the bottom - but no login window ever loads

when i chnage tty and run the command: journalctl -xe i see the following error spamming:
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Nov 20 18:39:40 VMUbuntu64 org.gnome.Shell.desktop[1368]: OpenGL Warning: vboxCall failed with VBox status code VERR_BUFFER_OVERFLOW


Booting without 3d Acceleration does not produce the condition or the error message
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Re: Ubuntu 17.10 - Guest Additions Installation Error

Postby michael » 21. Nov 2017, 10:22

That is what I am currently trying to track down. Hope to be able to provide an update soon.
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Re: Ubuntu 17.10 - Guest Additions Installation Error

Postby revere521 » 21. Nov 2017, 14:54

Thanks sir, let me know if there is any way i can be helpful.

I can say that Ubuntu MATE does not experience this message using Compiz and LXDE also appears fine. so as the error notes it may just be limited to gnome or gnome3 so far (possibly just with software acceleration as someone else already noted)
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Re: Ubuntu 17.10 - Guest Additions Installation Error

Postby Dmajor » 22. Nov 2017, 09:36

I had a similar issue with desktop login loop and no or black desktop issues. Check out my post if you want to see what I did to fix it. I was running Ubuntu 16.04. 8)
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Re: Ubuntu 17.10 - Guest Additions Installation Error

Postby michmerr » 22. Nov 2017, 19:34

Same result here. Tried to install the GA, got the error, installed the gcc, make, and perl packages, installed GA successfully, and now I'm rewarded with a black screen.
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