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On Ubuntu 19.10's guest virtual machine, the login screen does no longer show up after installing VirtualBox Guest Additions, on host Arch Linux

Specs Guest: Ubuntu 19.10; Host: Arch Linux; VirtualBox 6.0.14; On host Arch Linux, I have virtualbox-host-modules-arch installed. | DE | KDE Plasma 5.17.0 | | CPU | AMD ...
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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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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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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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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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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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lubuntu guest looses virtualbox guest additions

Set-up: Virtualbox under windows7. lubuntu as guest. Problem: Need lbuntu to run with resolution 1024x660 for laptop window. Standard resolutions do not include 1024x660. Solution BUT problem: ...
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Can no longer mount Guest Additions CD in Ubuntu VirtualBox guest

I've been using VirtualBox for weeks for school. Tonight, out of the blue, my virtual guest locks up and when I reset, there are so many issues. I first had an issue with my screen no longer resizing ...
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Virtualbox Guest Additions Installation error

I am having a lot of troubles to have my virtualbox guest additions installed, I got this message: Verifying archive integrity... All good. Uncompressing VirtualBox 4.2.10 Guest Additions for Linux......
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Unable to mount/access Virtual Box Guest Additions

I checked many questions on this topic but none worked for me. I keep getting the error in the image shown below. There is nothing under the media folder to install manually too. The mount just fails. ...
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VirtualBox Ubuntu 12 stuck on boot screen with logo

I am running Ubuntu 12 on Virtualbox(version 4.2.6) on Mac OS X. I installed the Guest Additions by following the instructions from here(http://xmodulo.com/2013/07/how-to-install-virtualbox-guest-...
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Ubuntu 19.10 Blank Screen (MacOS 10.14.6 Host)

VirtualBox version 6.0.14. I had Ubuntu 19.10 VM running on MacOS 10.14.6 host for last one month without any problems. The host machine is a 15-inch MacBook Pro 2018. Today I needed copy/paste ...
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18.04 Lubuntu guest in VirtualBox - guest additions for monitor resizing

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 as a guest in VirtualBox 5.2.8 on Windows 10. I have the default settings on VirtualBox on the host. On the guest, I started with a command-prompt install, then installed ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to make Ubuntu Gnome display bigger in Virtualbox?

I am doing a project for my operating systems class. In Virtualbox, I have already installed the Guest additions and restarted, but it is still the same screen resolution. I am using the "Try Ubuntu" ...
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VMLite Guest Addition Error

I tried to install the guest addition of VMLite based on Virtual Box on a x86 Ubuntu 12.04.4. I used a Guest Addition ISO Image for VirtualBox 3.2.6. Of course I am just a Windows user and don't know ...
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No icons on main screen on VirtualBox

I've tried everything, I've uninstalled and reinstalled, I've tried adding guest additions, nothing is working. EDIT: I should also add I've been using this guide to getting VB set up: http://alexmk....
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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 ...