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xfreerdp stops working after installing Guest Additions on Ubuntu 18.04 VirtualBox VM

I am running Ubuntu Bionic in VBox on a Win7 SP2 host: Virtualization: oracle Operating System: Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS Kernel: Linux 4.18.0-21-generic Architecture: x86-64 ...
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Is Memory Error While Saving Ubuntu's Status related to Inability of Installing Guest Additions?

After trying to save the Ubuntu 16.04 status before closing the operating system (which is installed on a VirtualBox machine on a host windows), here is the error message I receive resulting in the ...
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Fullscreen enabled in Ubuntu Virtualbox VM without Guest Additions

Trying to delve into web application hacking, I installed a dedicated Virtual Lab set up by the academic SEED project. The pre-built VM (based on Ubuntu 16.04) was already configured with everything ...
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Folder for Guest Additions - does that mean it's installed?

I am running ubuntu as host and windows 10 on my vm. I tried installing guest additions but I am not sure it was successful. I have a folder called guest additions on my windows 10 (guest vm) -- do I ...
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Guest additions install failure Windows 7

When I installed Orace Virtual Box I installed guest additions as the secondary master drive. The location of the guest additions is C:/prog files/oracle v box/guestaddition.iso I know I did not ...
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Installing guest additions on ubuntu 18.04 broke everything (Virtualbox)

I'm sorry I can't think of a more descriptive title while being succinct. I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 with a windows 10 host, and everything was working relatively well. I wanted to be able to have a ...
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VirtualBox installation message in Terminal: “this system is currently not set up to build kernel modules”

Full Terminal message: Image in a link to imgur i guess (AskUbuntu doesn't let me quote the whole thing here for some reason even though i tried to format it as the rules say.. so don't crucify me ...
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Virtualbox doesn't work properly in Ubuntu 16.04.6

I can't see shared folder and hear sound from VirtualBox. Guest Addtition installed without any problems, but still doesn't work. No such problem on upper versions of Ubuntu, but I need this one.
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Unable to install VirtualBox guest additions on Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS with HWE - why?

Recently I have installed HWE on my Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS running inside VirtualBox. It was a clean installation without any PPAs and without third-party repositories. Some info is below: $ head -n2 /...
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Sluggish/Laggy Ubuntu - gnome-shell too much CPU

it started off from super sluggish behaviour on my Ubuntu 18.04 VB on Windows 10 Host. I updated and upgraded all of the packages. Updated Windows. Grepped for errors in syslog. And then I noticed ...
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Unable to insert the virtual optical disk (VBoxguestaddition) in virtual machine for ubuntu server in win 10

I am new in this kind of environment and I want to learn this. This is started once I install VirtualBox-5.2.18-124319-Win and successfully installing ubuntu-18.04.1-live-server-amd64 in that virtual ...
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VBox shared folders not mounted after Upgrade to Ubuntu 18 LTS

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 18 LTS, after that I can't see shared folders content as they are not mounted under /media ... I tried to restart service with : sudo systemctl restart vboxadd-service....
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Guest Additions 5.2.18 not working in Ubuntu 16.04

My current version of VertualBox was quite old but working well with WinXP as the guest OS. So, I decided to upgrade VB to the latest version before installing a new copy of Win10. I updated my list ...
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VBox 16.04 guest upgraded to 18.04: shared folders are wrong

I have performed an in-place upgrade of a working lubuntu 16.04 virtualbox guest with shared folders (using VBoxGuestAdditions-5.2.18), upgrading to 18.04. Things went smoothly until I discovered the ...
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Can't install VirtualBox guest additions to Ubuntu 16.04 guest [duplicate]

Can't install guest additions to Ubuntu guest. Host & guest OS are Ubuntu 16.04.4. Latest Ubuntu & VirtualBox updates installed with apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade. Mounted ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 on VirtualBox Version 5.2.12 r122591:

I have installed the virtual box 5.2.12 on my Macbook (High Sierra) Then I've installed Ubuntu thanks to ubuntu-18.04.desktop-amd64.iso. So far so good even though it is really slow. Then I've ...
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Direct copy and paste between host and guest machines?

I wanted to enable copying and pasting between my host and guest machines, so I installed VirtualBox Guest Additions. As a result, I became able to copy and paste text, but still unable to share files....
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How to remove built in virtualbox guest editions from lubuntu?

I am having issues with the Virtualbox guest additions that comes with Lubuntu I know ubuntu has it enabled by default since they include it on the CD. So how can I uninstall this version and ...
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Graphics glitches in VirtualBox Ubuntu guest when 3D acceleration is enabled

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 as a VirtualBox guest on a Windows 10 host machine, I've installed and re-installed guest additions by following the instruction on this page. The drivers appear to be ...
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Installing guest additions Ubuntu 16.04 | Kernel configuration is invalid?

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 as a guest system in Windows 8.1 (VirtualBox) and I'm trying to install the guest additions in order to activate 3D acceleration. However, I get the following error messages: ...
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Installing guest additions on Xubuntu guest

Iam failing to install guest additions on a Xubuntu 17.10 guest, hosted on a Xubuntu 16.04. I started the host, clicked devices, insert guest addition cd, the iso was downloaded on my host, then ...
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Visual GUI no keyboard/mouse input possible

I think I somehow broke my visual GUI of my ubuntu-16.04.3 LTS. It does not accept neither keyboard nor mouse interaction anymore (and doesn't show the mouse pointer at all). I'm running the OS ...
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Removing default Virtualbox guest additions?

I don't want guest additions. I have Virtualbox on a Windows host running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS as a guest. How do I make sure that all the guest additions are removed from the Ubuntu guest? I so far ...
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Erroneous Duplication of Launcher in Dual Monitor VirtualBox VM

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04.02 on VirtualBox 5.1.26 and have configured the VM to have a second monitor using the Guest Additions. I want to disable the Launcher on the right-hand monitor, but ...
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Oracle VirtualBox mouse cursor help

I know this question has been asked before but none of the answers have helped. Im having an issue where my cursor disappears behind my guest virtual machine screen and not being captured. Im ...
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Ubuntu virtual machine on Windows 10 - Problems with guest additions

So I'm trying to install an ubuntu 64-bit virtual machine using virtualbox on my 64-bit windows 10 installation. I've tried to get this installed about four times now in the past couple hours, and ...
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Oracle VM - lubuntu 16.10 - guest additions not working

I know its a common issue, but I couldn't find a solution online. I downloaded the ISO (32 bit) from here: http://lubuntu.net/blog/lubuntu-1610-yakkety-yak-released I mounted the guest additional ...
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How to pass shell arguments with VBoxManage guestcontrol?

I run a command from the host machine on the guest machine (both Ubuntu) as VBoxManage guestcontrol Ubuntu1 run --exe "script.sh" --username xx --password xx --wait-stdout where the shell script on ...
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Virtualbox guest additions installed but not working - version conflict

This is my setup. Host Guest Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Kali Linux Gnome 3.22.2 3.11.0-26-generic ...
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Windows 7 -> Ubuntu 16.04 via VirtualBox

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 via VirtualBox, it seems okay at first, but here comes the problem: there is two way mouse can interact in VirtualBox, integrated mouse and there's the other way, but it doesn'...
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Unity 3D not supported in VirtualBox when installing Guest Additions via command line

As I understand VirtualBox Guest Additions can be installed via command line as: apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r) virtualbox-guest-x11 Although there seems to be differences ...
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VBOXGUESTADITIONS causing conflict

Before installing Virtual box i installed Vbox guest addition version 2.2 and know i am unable to install Virtual box version 5.1. it gives conflict error massage. i tried to uninstall Vbox guest ...
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Guest additions in virtualbox

I am one of those using ubuntu as a guest OS. Once I am done using the guest additions iso file, can I safely eject it or do I have to put it intact forever?
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VirtualBox malfunctions in fullscreen mode [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 16.10. My desktop(not apps like the browser or the terminal) in VirtualBox malfunctions in fullscreen mode. I HAVE installed VirtualBox Guest Additions. However, this is NOT a black-...
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Setting a virtualbox with a functional shared folder

I know there are multiple questions about this already, but none of the answers clearly helped me achieve my objective: To run Windows XP as guest within Virtual box with Ubuntu 16.04 as host, with a ...
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How to use Ubuntu as a guest OS in Virtual Box full screen

I've installed Ubuntu 16.10 as a guest VM in VirtualBox. I have installed the guest additions and rebooted. When I put VirtualBox into full screen mode the background does not resize and the unity ...
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Cannot insert guest addition cd image [duplicate]

Well, I tried a lot to insert the guest additions, like type in the command line sudo ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run or something else. But it always runs like the pictures below. My host is Mac OSX, I'm ...
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Is there something like “VirtualBox Guest Additions” for QEMU/KVM?

I run some Ubuntu VMs in QEMU/KVM with virt-manager as the GUI. The one thing I really miss from VirtualBox though is the ability to install "Guest Additions" which would allow a shared clipboard and ...
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Problem with 'copy-paste' and 'shared folders' in VirtualBox Ubuntu 14.04

I have Windows 7 as the host OS, VirtualBox 5.0.2 and Ubuntu 14.04 as a guest OS. Right after I install Ubuntu the window resize works correctly, but I can't use 'copy-paste' and 'shared folders' ...
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Trying to share a folder on ubuntu with an oracle vm

I'm trying to share a folder between my host (ubuntu 15) and my vm (alpine linux). I've been following this article: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VirtualBox/SharedFolders I'm not sure what ...
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Unable to install virtual box guest additions on Lubuntu 16.04

I am unable to install virtual box guest additions in Lubuntu 16.04 My following is my terminal screenshot: When I type in terminal ./autorun.sh I get the following output: Linux guest additions ...
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Headers for the kernel were not found

Im trying to install the guest additions for the virtualbox. my main operating system is xubuntu and the OS on the VB is ubuntu 14.04 so I have the iso file on CD (the computer is offline), and when ...
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Cannot install and the code is not working: apt-get install virtualbox-guest-x11 [duplicate]

I am using a full fresh installed Kali Linux rolling edition. And please be specific to me while explaining the matter because I am very new-be in the world of Linux. My host OS is Ubuntu 15.10.
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VirtualBox - Automatic screen resolution stopped working

I'm running VirtualBox 5.0.18 with Ubuntu 16.04. I've installed VirtualBox Guest Additions and DKMS, which enabled the automatic screen resolution in my VB. This worked fine for several months until ...
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Install guest additions with Dockerfile

Right now I'm using docker to build a personalized virtual environment for tensor flow development. I will install fluxbox and guest additions ontop of an existing tensor flow Ubuntu Docker... here ...
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Why does Lubuntu not allow me to run the Virtual Box Guest Additions?

On most up-to-date Ubuntu flavours that I install in VMs in Virtual Box when I choose the option to Insert Guest Additions CD image... I am shortly asked if I wish to run what is one there, and when I ...
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can't mount shared folder in Ubuntu guest : vboxsf failed with the error : no such device

I installed Ubuntu 15.10 in VirtualBox 5.0 on Windows 10. I installed guest-additions (virtualbox-guest-additions and virtualbox-guest-addition). When i try to mount a shared folder, it fails with the ...
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Ubuntu Virtualbox Screen Resolution

I have ubuntu 14.04 running under virtualbox in windows, and I can't get the screen resolution to go any higher than 640*480. I've seen other posts, and I installed guest additions, but it doesn't ...
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How to retrieve IP Address from a VM that can't have Guest Adiitions Installed

I am trying to Automate the build and deploy process of a piece of server software we make, this software runs on ubuntu 12.04 but doesn't allow "apt-get" for security reasons. I have gotten as far ...
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Installing GuestAddition

I have installed Ubuntu server version 14. 04.3 on window 8.1 host . I am using Linux version.My problem is that for over a month i have I have been unable to install guest-additions so that I can use ...