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Win 10 Host and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Guest Additions Shared Clipboard Not Working

PostPosted: 22. Nov 2017, 10:01
by Dmajor
After trying:

VirtualBox-5.1.31-119103-Linux_amd64.run

and

VirtualBox-5.2.1-119176-Linux_amd64.run

I have not been able to get the clipboard function working.

:D

Re: Win 10 Host and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Guest Additions Shared Clipboard Not Working

PostPosted: 22. Nov 2017, 11:23
by socratis
In order to better understand the problem you need to submit some more information. Please read the following: Minimum information needed for assistance.
  • Follow a "start the VM from cold-boot" / "observe error" / "shutdown the VM" cycle.
  • With the VM shut down completely (not paused or saved), right-click on the VM in the VirtualBox Manager and select "Show Log".
  • Save only the first "VBox.log", ZIP it and attach it to your response (see the "Upload attachment" tab below the reply form).
Oh, and I need detailed information about Windows. "Windows 10" only is not enough these days...

Re: Win 10 Host and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Guest Additions Shared Clipboard Not Working

PostPosted: 22. Nov 2017, 17:00
by Dmajor
Okay so I'm using Virtualbox Version 5.2.0 r118431

I have installed Guest Additions VirtualBox-5.1.31-119103-Linux_amd64.run

Host is Windows 10 Pro version: 10.0.16299 Build 16299

Processor is Pentuim G4400 @ 3.30Ghz Dual Core.

I have 16 GB of ram and 4096 MB is allocated to virtual machine.

Re: Win 10 Host and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Guest Additions Shared Clipboard Not Working

PostPosted: 22. Nov 2017, 17:32
by socratis
VirtualBox VM 5.2.0 r118431 win.amd64 (Oct 18 2017 06:24:56) release log
00:00:25.243085 VMMDev: Guest Additions information report: Version 5.0.18 r106667 '5.0.18_Ubuntu'

You not only have the matching additions, you have the Ubuntu guest additions installed. You have to remove the Ubuntu additions from the guest. Then install the Guest Additions that come with your installation by using the menu "Devices" ยป "Insert Guest Additions CD Image..." and run the installer in Ubuntu. For more information, see ch. 4.2 of the user manual.

Re: Win 10 Host and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Guest Additions Shared Clipboard Not Working

PostPosted: 22. Nov 2017, 19:03
by Dmajor
That's the version that breaks the desktop. Not installing that one again. If you know how to remove the existing guest additions that I didn't install that would be helpful. Otherwise I was just trying to give you guys some helpful feedback. It's not a requirement for the clipboard to work.