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Bug 701088

Summary: app-emulation/virtualbox-guest-additions multiple issues
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Antoine Thomas <t.antoinethomas>
Component: Current packagesAssignee: Lars Wendler (Polynomial-C) <polynomial-c>
Status: UNCONFIRMED ---    
Severity: normal    
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Whiteboard:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---
Attachments: Xorg log of provided xorg.conf file
Xorg log of startx without xorg.conf config file

Description Antoine Thomas 2019-11-24 16:18:09 UTC
On a guest gentoo virtualbox vm:
- host + guest virtualbox versions 5.2.32
- dbus started
- bidirectional clipboard sharing enabled from the GUI
- app-emulation/virtualbox-guest-additions running
- i3 window manager used

Few issues here:
1- the autostart .desktop file is irrelevent for i3 and not deployed after emerge
2- the clipboard sharing doesn't work, unless VBoxClient --clipboard is manually run.
3- using the provided default xorg.conf file prevents prevents startx from running (https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-1103208-highlight-virtualbox.html)
4- it could be good to check -during GA emerge- whenever dbus is started and added to default runlevel
Comment 1 Antoine Thomas 2019-11-25 11:04:40 UTC
Created attachment 597470 [details]
Xorg log of provided xorg.conf file

startx fails with the xorg.conf file provided by virtualbox-guest-additions.
Comment 2 Antoine Thomas 2019-11-25 11:06:20 UTC
Created attachment 597472 [details]
Xorg log of startx without xorg.conf config file

startx succeeds when xorg guesses its own config.
modesettings seems to be used