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auto resize guest display grayed out under virtualbox

cannot select "auto resize guest display" or Host-G, because it is grayed out; as a result my ubuntu GUI screen running under VirtualBox does not show the whole page. For example, if I select system ...
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sizing unity window issue when running as VM under virtualbox

installed ubuntu on VM (virtualBox). How do I get the right screensize without losing real estate from the ununtu desktop within the vm virtualbox window. Can't see the full desktop.
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Virtual machine, mouse cursor only works within the box

I am experimenting with virtual box. One of my problems is that the mouse cursor only works within the box. How can I make it work both with the actual OS too and the virtual box at the same time?
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SMBus/ BIOS error while booting Ubuntu 13.04 in VirtualBox

I am trying to boot Ubuntu 13.04 in VirtualBox, but every time I boot, I get an error that says "SMBus base address uninitialized - upgrade BIOS or use force_addr=0xaddr". This happens right after I ...
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How to SCP a file from Mac -> Ubuntu VirtualBox?

I have a Mac (OS X) and a VirtualBox running Ubuntu. I want to SCP a 500mb file from the Mac to the VirtualBox. How do I do this? (Probably something to do with /etc/hosts?)
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Screen Resolution Problem with Ubuntu 14.04 and VirtualBox

Environment: Lenovo T530 running Windows 7. Have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a virtual machine using VM Virtual Box. Have installed all the updates from both Virtual Box and Ubuntu. Problem: While in ...
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Error mounting VirtualBox shared folders in an Ubuntu guest

I have Ubuntu 10 as the guest OS on a Windows 7 machine. I have been trying to setup shares through VirtualBox, but nothing is working. First, I create the share in VirtualBox and point it to a ...
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How to install Virtualbox Guest Additions? [duplicate]

how to install guest additions on ubuntu 12.04 my host is ubuntu 12.04 and my guest is kubuntu 14.04 and my virtualbox version is 4.3.14.
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virtual box display issue in 14.04LTS mac

I am trying to install Ubuntu14.04LTS as a vm using VirtualBox on OSX10.9.4. I have been able to install CentOS and Mint without problems using this method. I downloaded both isos ...
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Missed to Enable 3D acceleration on virtualbox

I had installed ubuntu 11.10 on virtualbox 4.1.8 over windows 7(64-bit, graphics card ATI Radeon HD 5470) as the host. I was trying to run opengl es programs on ubuntu wherein I faced an error during ...
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install virtualbox guest addition terminal

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 ...
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How to improve performance of VirtualBox when UNITY_LOW_GFX_MODE is not working?

I set export UNITY_LOW_GFX_MODE=1 in my ~/.xprofile and it no longer has any effect in 13.04. Is there a way to disable all the eye candy? I'm running in VirtualBox and the Unity 3D mode with all the ...
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virtualbox guestaddition version from VM client

Sometimes Ubuntu behave weird, which might be because because it runs within Virtualbox as a client OS. I want to detect if Virtualbox guestaddition is installed, from within the VM client, and which ...
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Is there a way to make a fullscreen on VirtualBox?

I tried many ways to make a bigger screen in VirtualBox because I do not like the small size of the guest window? Is there is a way to make it big?
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How do I boot into a root shell?

When booting to the graphical desktop fails we sometimes are recommended to boot into a "root shell" or to boot in "recovery mode". How do I do that?

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