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display size issues

Postby lamikam » 14. Nov 2018, 18:15

I apologize if this is a redundant question, but I have tried various suggested solution to increase the guest screen size with no luck. Here is my environment:

Windows 10 /x64 host
Linux localhost.localdomain 3.10.0-957.el7.x86_64 #1 SMP Thu Oct 4 20:48:51 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
[root@localhost leor]# cat /etc/*-release
NAME="Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server"
VERSION="7.6 (Maipo)"
ID="rhel"
ID_LIKE="fedora"
VARIANT="Server"
VARIANT_ID="server"
VERSION_ID="7.6"
PRETTY_NAME="Red Hat Enterprise Linux"
ANSI_COLOR="0;31"
CPE_NAME="cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.6:GA:server"
HOME_URL="https://www.redhat.com/"
BUG_REPORT_URL="https://bugzilla.redhat.com/"

REDHAT_BUGZILLA_PRODUCT="Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7"
REDHAT_BUGZILLA_PRODUCT_VERSION=7.6
REDHAT_SUPPORT_PRODUCT="Red Hat Enterprise Linux"
REDHAT_SUPPORT_PRODUCT_VERSION="7.6"
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 7.6 (Maipo)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 7.6 (Maipo)

VBox Version 5.2.22 r126460 (Qt5.6.2)
vbox guest 5.2.22

I have attached the VM log file. Other vbox guest addtion functions are working (share mouse, clipboard, etc.). Any guidance on this issue is appreciated,
Thanks!
Leor
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Re: display size issues

Postby lamikam » 7. Dec 2018, 22:14

Anyone, Anyone?
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Re: display size issues

Postby socratis » 7. Dec 2018, 23:15

There's nothing out of the ordinary in your guest. Try with the latest 5.2.23 test build from https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Testbuilds
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Re: display size issues

Postby lamikam » 8. Dec 2018, 19:57

5.2.23 crashed on loading the VM. Any other suggestions to try?

Thanks
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Re: display size issues

Postby socratis » 8. Dec 2018, 20:09

lamikam wrote:5.2.23 crashed on loading the VM.

That's all? No logs, no error messages, nothing? Just... pfftttt?
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Re: display size issues

Postby Chuckles » 12. Dec 2018, 17:33

Hit with this too on Windows 10 host. Tried 5.2.23, 6.0 Beta, all had issues.

Went back to 5.2.22, downloaded VBoxGuestAdditions_5.2.23-126769. After starting the CentOS 7.6 vm, unmounted 5.2.22 version of guest additions and mounted VBoxGuestAdditions_5.2.23-126769

All good.

Oops Centos 7.6 will work with 5.2.22, meant RHEL 7.6 here, not sure what the difference between the two CentOS is suppose to be RHEL 7.6
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Re: display size issues

Postby lamikam » 12. Dec 2018, 17:34

Thanks will give that a try
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Re: display size issues

Postby Chuckles » 12. Dec 2018, 19:46

Well not quite as good as mentioned. There seems to be issues with some mouse functions such that they work on the initial render of a window but that widow has to be closed in order for the mouse to work elsewhere. Sorry for the mislead.
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Re: display size issues

Postby socratis » 12. Dec 2018, 20:46

The problem arose because 1) you posted in the "Windows Hosts" section not in the "Linux Guests" section (that's where you're having the problem), and 2) I didn't move it in time. Moving it now...

Part no. 3) was me not noticing the "7.6" part in your guest. Take a look at the thread Mouse only usable within single application after mouse click on RHEL 7.6 (#18124) thread. It's a known issue with RHEL/CentOS 7.6 and it's a problem with the kernel, not VirtualBox. Read the thread for more details...


PS. Funny thing? I got bitten by that too, should have noticed it earlier... :o
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Re: display size issues

Postby toracat » 12. Dec 2018, 21:10

socratis wrote:PS. Funny thing? I got bitten by that too, should have noticed it earlier... :o

Oh "good"! :wink: Then you can give the patched kernel a try.

@Chuckles, as posted in the thread referenced by socratis, I have built a test kernel that has a fix (patch candidate) for the mouse issue here. More testers, the better.
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Re: display size issues

Postby lamikam » 12. Dec 2018, 21:51

I looked in http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/ and do not see a 5.2.23 guest additions anyhere
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Re: display size issues

Postby socratis » 12. Dec 2018, 22:38

toracat wrote:Oh "good"! :wink: Then you can give the patched kernel a try.
Sure thing. If you promise to finish the Greek translation for VirtualBox, why not? We're in RC1 and I'm at 2218 out of 2527 (or 309) strings behind. If you promise to take over that, I'll test your patches ;)

lamikam wrote:and do not see a 5.2.23 guest additions anyhere
Try the Test builds area: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Testbuilds
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Re: display size issues

Postby toracat » 12. Dec 2018, 22:48

socratis wrote:Sure thing. If you promise to finish the Greek translation for VirtualBox, why not? We're in RC1 and I'm still about #### behind. If you promise to take over that, I'll test your patches ;)

Too bad, I only read/write/speak Japanese. :roll:
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Re: display size issues

Postby lamikam » 12. Dec 2018, 23:20

OK I installed 5.2.23 guest additions and the screen sizes correctly now! Thank you all for the help!
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