I would like to install Virtualbox guest addition using the terminal. Because that is most easy to reproduce and to document. On the server I have Ubuntu 12.04.2. LTS I have Virtualbox 4.3.16
I have done so successfully in the recent past using :
bash sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r) sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-x11
now I repeat doing so. Executing :
bernard@bernard-vbox2:~$ modinfo vboxguest filename: /lib/modules/3.11.0-22-generic/updates/dkms/vboxguest.ko version: 4.2.16_Ubuntu license: GPL description: Oracle VM VirtualBox Guest Additions for Linux Module author: Oracle Corporation srcversion: A7E3594189A565BBB270EDB alias: pci:v000080EEd0000CAFEsv00000000sd00000000bc*sc*i* depends: vermagic: 3.11.0-22-generic SMP mod_unload modversions bernard@bernard-vbox2:~$
All seems to work well, but when reboot I have a login screen and I seem to log in. But the screen change to black, and the system hang. Even the "send shutdown signal" has no effect. Only "power of machine" can stop the VM. Luckely I made a snapshot before installing Virtualbox guest additions. I tried twice, but with the identical result.
In both situation I had the same Ubuntu server version and Virtualbox server version. VM Ubuntu client is now 13.10 I do not not know the (possible different) previous VM ubuntu version.
Followed Sylvain Pineau advise with result :
DKMS: install completed. Setting up virtualbox-guest-x11 (4.2.16-dfsg-3ubuntu0.1) ... Configuration file `/etc/X11/Xsession.d/98vboxadd-xclient' ==> File on system created by you or by a script. ==> File also in package provided by package maintainer. What would you like to do about it ? Your options are: Y or I : install the package maintainer's version N or O : keep your currently-installed version D : show the differences between the versions Z : start a shell to examine the situation The default action is to keep your current version.