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Bug 701088 - app-emulation/virtualbox-guest-additions multiple issues
Summary: app-emulation/virtualbox-guest-additions multiple issues
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Viorel Munteanu
Depends on:
Reported: 2019-11-24 16:18 UTC by Antoine Thomas
Modified: 2022-11-06 20:24 UTC (History)
0 users

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Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Xorg log of provided xorg.conf file (xorg.0.log_vboxvideo_not_used_start_fail.txt,4.17 KB, text/plain)
2019-11-25 11:04 UTC, Antoine Thomas
Xorg log of startx without xorg.conf config file (xorg.0.log_vboxvideo_found_and_ignored.txt,23.34 KB, text/plain)
2019-11-25 11:06 UTC, Antoine Thomas

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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 (
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