Drag and Drop not working for Ubuntu 20.04 VirtualBox

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Drag and Drop not working for Ubuntu 20.04 VirtualBox

Postby Dusayanta » 25. Apr 2020, 15:57

Host       : Windows 10  
VirtualBox : v6.1.6
Guest : Ubuntu 20.04

1. Shared ClipBoard - Works fine (Bi-Directional).
2. Drag & Drop - Not Working at all.
It shows forbidden icon when trying Drag n Drop from Host to Guest. For Guest to Host it shows nothing.

What i tried -
1. Installed VirtualBox Extension Pack v6.1.6
2. Ran -
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sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-generic

3. Installed GuestAdditions.
4. Drag 'n' Drop is set to Bi-Directional

But, no luck yet.
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Re: Drag and Drop not working for Ubuntu 20.04 VirtualBox

Postby multiOS » 25. Apr 2020, 16:52

First thing to consider is that Ubuntu 20.04 is currently 'brand new' and so nothing can be guaranteed to work fully on a version of VirtualBox that that was released a couple of weeks earlier.

You could try installing an older version of the Guest Additions, e.g. 6.1.4, to see if there is any difference in behaviour caused by regressions - There should be no need to downgrade the VirtualBox installation itself. Alternatively, wait for the next Test Build/Full Release of VirtualBox/Guest Additions which should then include any known changes required by new Linux releases, as well as fixes for known issues - there have been several reports of glitches with 6.1.6 Guest Additons, but they seem to vary depending on the Host (Mac/Windows/Linux). - See here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=97686 & the Public Bugtracker: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Bugtracker
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Re: Drag and Drop not working for Ubuntu 20.04 VirtualBox

Postby Dusayanta » 25. Apr 2020, 17:50

Does this needs to be added in the Bug Tracker List? If yes, who is going to add it?
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Re: Drag and Drop not working for Ubuntu 20.04 VirtualBox

Postby scottgus1 » 25. Apr 2020, 19:32

Not yet on the Bugtracker please. We need to confirm a few things first.

Start the guest from full power off, not save-state. Run until you see the problem happen, then shut down the guest from within the guest OS if possible. If not possible, close the Virtualbox window for the guest with the Power Off option set.

Please zip and post a guest vbox.log, using the forum's Upload Attachment tab.
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