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#1 2013-01-08 15:31:05

Jebususu
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Registered: 2011-02-27
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VirtualBox Guest woes

Hello, Today I was going through the process of installing an arch guest vm on my windows 7(gah) work machine. For dev purposes.

I followed the beginners guide, and virtualbox guest guide to a tee. But whenever I try to xinit after completing both guides, (I think)> I get a kernel panic. Just a black screen with an underscore cursor in the top left. Cannot ctrl+alt+X to a tty or anything.

Any ideas what is happening here? Tia.

Another thing, on another machine with an older, working installation as a vbox guest, How would I go about changing the fullscreen resolution? (The window takes up my whole second monitor, but only a small portion is actually the arch screen, as in black borders appear around it.)

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#2 2013-01-08 15:42:55

pilotkeller
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Re: VirtualBox Guest woes

Can you post your /var/log/Xorg.0.log as a starting point?

Also either your ~/.xinitrc or if you use a the global one your /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.

If you have modified anything in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d please also post those.

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#3 2013-01-08 15:47:46

hcjl
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Re: VirtualBox Guest woes

in virtualbox you have to press HOST KEY + function key to switch the ttys, e.g. right ctrl + f3 will switch to tty3.

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#4 2013-01-08 15:48:56

Jebususu
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Registered: 2011-02-27
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Re: VirtualBox Guest woes

pilotkeller wrote:

Can you post your /var/log/Xorg.0.log as a starting point?

Also either your ~/.xinitrc or if you use a the global one your /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.

If you have modified anything in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d please also post those.

I have removed the virtual machine now, so don't have access to that log. But I will try again and post it up.

My .xinitrc would be as follows;

sudo VBoxClient-all &
xset m 0
xset -b
urxvtd -q -f -o
fbsetroot -solid black
exec startfluxbox

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