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Guest Additions Not Working

Postby RaviR » 24. Jul 2019, 22:56

Host: Windows 10 Version 1803 Build 17134.885
Guest: Oracle Linux 6.10 (64-bit)
VirtualBox Version: Version 6.0.10 r132072 (Qt5.6.2)

I successfully installed Guest Additions but cannot make Guest VM go full screeen. This is not a problem with other VM guests that I have (created with earlier version of VirtualBox).

Can someone please help with this?
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Re: Guest Additions Not Working

Postby socratis » 25. Jul 2019, 02:00

RaviR wrote:I successfully installed Guest Additions but cannot make Guest VM go full screeen

Then maybe the installation of the Guest Additions (GAs) wasn't so successful after all... ;)

Can we see the output of your GAs installation?

And we need to see a complete VBox.log, from a complete VM run, where the problem occurs:
  • Start the VM from cold-boot (not from a paused or saved state) / Observe problem / Shutdown the VM (force close it if you have to).
  • With the VM completely shut down (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.
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Re: Guest Additions Not Working

Postby RaviR » 30. Jul 2019, 04:10

Thanks for looking into this issue.

The issue was resolved after reverting back to VirtualBox version 5.2.32 r132073 (Qt5.6.2)
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Re: Guest Additions Not Working

Postby socratis » 30. Jul 2019, 06:09

RaviR wrote:The issue was resolved after reverting back to VirtualBox version 5.2.32 r132073 (Qt5.6.2)
That's not a resolution, that's a workaround. And unless you do something about actually resolving an issue, it's going to bite you when the 5.2.x series stop getting updates...
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Re: Guest Additions Not Working

Postby RaviR » 30. Jul 2019, 17:31

Understood. I was under time crunch to complete some testing. I will give it another shot with VBox 6 next week.

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Re: Guest Additions Not Working

Postby RaviR » 2. Aug 2019, 21:31

Issue re-produced with VBox version 6.0.10 r132072 (Qt5.6.2)

[root@dbserver05 log]# pwd
/var/log
[root@dbserver05 log]# ls -ltr vbox*
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 477 Jul 31 17:23 vboxadd-install.log
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 315 Jul 31 17:24 vboxadd-setup.log.2
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 145 Jul 31 17:24 vboxadd-setup.log.1
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 145 Jul 31 18:05 vboxadd-setup.log

[root@dbserver05 log]# cat vboxadd-install.log

VirtualBox Guest Additions: Starting.
VirtualBox Guest Additions: Building the VirtualBox Guest Additions kernel
modules. This may take a while.
VirtualBox Guest Additions: To build modules for other installed kernels, run
VirtualBox Guest Additions: /sbin/rcvboxadd quicksetup <version>
VirtualBox Guest Additions: or
VirtualBox Guest Additions: /sbin/rcvboxadd quicksetup all
VirtualBox Guest Additions: Building the modules for kernel
4.1.12-124.16.4.el6uek.x86_64.


[root@dbserver05 log]# cat vboxadd-setup.log.2
Building the main Guest Additions 6.0.10 module for kernel 4.1.12-124.16.4.el6uek.x86_64.
Building the shared folder support module.
Building the graphics driver module.
Installing X.Org Server 1.17 modules
You may need to restart the Window System (or just restart the guest system)
to enable the Guest Additions.


[root@dbserver05 log]# cat vboxadd-setup.log.1
Installing X.Org Server 1.17 modules
You may need to restart the Window System (or just restart the guest system)
to enable the Guest Additions.


[root@dbserver05 log]# cat vboxadd-setup.log
Installing X.Org Server 1.17 modules
You may need to restart the Window System (or just restart the guest system)
to enable the Guest Additions.
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Re: Guest Additions Not Working

Postby RaviR » 8. Aug 2019, 22:32

Can someone help please?
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Re: Guest Additions Not Working

Postby mahansbane » 9. Aug 2019, 13:57

I have had to roll back to the 6.0.8 guest additions on all of my VMs. I have had various problems with Linux VMs, such as not being able to access my shared folders and on my Mate VM requiring about half gig more ram (and denied access to the shared folders). On all of my windows machines I am unable to access the shared folders. I simply rolled back to the last version and hope that the teams address the issues. Hope that helps.
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Re: Guest Additions Not Working

Postby RaviR » 10. Aug 2019, 20:53

Thanks for your suggestion. I rolled back to 6.0.8 guest additions but it did not work for my issue i.e. I cannot take the guest VM (Oracle Linux 64-bit) to full screen. The only thing that works for me is to rollback the VirtualBox software to version 5.2.32 r132073 (Qt5.6.2). Then, I am able to take my guest VM to full screen mode.
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Re: Guest Additions Not Working

Postby mpack » 11. Aug 2019, 10:04

00:00:02.391780 VRamSize <integer> = 0x0000000001000000 (16 777 216, 16 MB)

I wonder if giving the graphics card enough RAM should help. The UI must surely be giving invalid settings about this.

You have plenty of RAM, so max it out (128MB).
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Re: Guest Additions Not Working

Postby RaviR » 12. Aug 2019, 16:01

Thank you for that suggestion. I maxed out the video memory to 128MB but that did not help with the issue. However, while I was on the "Display" settings tab for the VM, I noticed that the "Graphics Controller" was set to "VMSVGA". Changed it to "VBoxSVGA" in the drop down box and kept the memory at 16MB and it resolved the issue. I am now able to take Linux guest VMs to full screen mode.

Thanks to everyone who chimed in. Much appreciated.
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Re: Guest Additions Not Working

Postby mpack » 12. Aug 2019, 19:04

RaviR wrote:kept the memory at 16MB

16MB is not enough for reliable full screen - VirtualBox must be telling you as much in the settings dialog. This is a straight up error, you should put it back to 128MB.

VMSVGA is the default for Linux guests. VBoxSVGA is intended for Windows guests. But, if you say it's working anyway then I guess you can leave it be.
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