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I updated my Ubuntu from 10.4 to 11.10. (Huge mistake, I know.) I am unable to view my virtual consoles ttyS1- ttyS6

This happens inside VirtualBox and gdm is running in background.

I'm not sure what caused this issue. And I'm not sure why it's persistent.

Here is a picture of it: http://i.imgur.com/99iyu.png

Thats ttyS1, you can barely see it. Thanks for your time.

BTW, This problem occurs with fresh install of 11.10 on virtualbox too.

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This bug is fixed in Virtual Box release 4.1.6. Please install the most recent version(see also here). –  Takkat Nov 6 '11 at 18:21
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1- Install your virtualbox guest Adittion.

sudo /etc/init.d/vboxadd setup

Restart your guest.

sudo apt-get purge virtualbox-guest-utils

  1. the guest kernel is updated using the command:

sudo /etc/init.d/vboxadd setup

Restart your guest.

  1. This package provides the X11 guest utilities for VirtualBox. These utilities are meant to be run inside the virtual machine.

sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-utils

sudo /etc/init.d/vboxadd setup

restart your guest.

  1. Install your virtualbox guest Adittion.

sudo /etc/init.d/vboxadd setup

Restart...

P.S : I recommend do it step by step and tested with CTRL + F1 is something go wrong just purge the package install in that step do it again that is how I fixed in my own machine...

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