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cant create xorg.conf (virtualbox guest) debian 9

Postby varc » 2017-10-16 09:38

I can start my Awesome wm without file /etc/X11/xorg.conf. But when i trying typing Xorg -configure i have error - vesa: Ignoring device with a bound kernel driver. virtualbox-guest-utils, dkms, linux-headers, build-essential, module-assistant installed. Vboxvideo driver is loaded, but resize and copy-paste buffer is not working (without xorg.conf). I installed virtualbox-guest-utils from backports and trying use this manual https://www.linuxbabe.com/debian/instal ... -9-stretch. Please help(
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Re: cant create xorg.conf (virtualbox guest) debian 9

Postby debiman » 2017-10-16 18:58

i didn't understand:
why do you think you need to auto-generate a xorg.conf on a debian vm?
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Re: cant create xorg.conf (virtualbox guest) debian 9

Postby varc » 2017-10-16 19:20

https://wiki.debian.org/Xorg
If xorg.conf is missing for some reason, Xorg will probe your hardware on every startup. Though this works fine in most cases, some settings remain inaccessible. To create a starting point for customization, do the following.

I think this will be a better option.
I created a new debian VM. And at this time i could generate xorg.conf! With fbdev driver... Again no vboxdriver, no virtualbox-guest-utils functionality.
virtualbox-guest-utils.service is running.
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Re: cant create xorg.conf (virtualbox guest) debian 9

Postby debiman » 2017-10-17 07:11

varc wrote:I think this will be a better option.

you really don't need it.
i also suspect that the above quote is outdated.
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Re: cant create xorg.conf (virtualbox guest) debian 9

Postby varc » 2017-10-17 09:41

but what about virtualbox-guest-utils and drivers?
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Re: cant create xorg.conf (virtualbox guest) debian 9

Postby debiman » 2017-10-17 17:34

not sure i understand.
what isn't working, what needs to be fixed?
and are you talking about the host or the client?
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Re: cant create xorg.conf (virtualbox guest) debian 9

Postby stevepusser » 2017-10-17 17:55

I've never had to create an xorg.conf file to get those working on many installs in VB. Make sure you have virtualbox-guest-x11 also installed, then run
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apt-get install --reinstall virtualbox-guest-dkms


and post the full output in a code box here so we can confirm the build succeeded. Sorry, but many posters have claimed various builds worked, but the output clearly shows that it failed, so we just want to make sure that's not the case here.
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Re: cant create xorg.conf (virtualbox guest) debian 9

Postby varc » 2017-10-17 23:43

http://textuploader.com/d4fqb
I'm very sorry for the bad explanation and bad english. Ok. no xorg.conf anymore.
I have debian core install and awesome wm. And virtualbox-guest-x11. The problems are: no buffer for copy-past between systems. And Auto resize guest display not working.
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Re: cant create xorg.conf (virtualbox guest) debian 9

Postby debiman » 2017-10-18 16:10

varc wrote:I have debian core install and awesome wm. And virtualbox-guest-x11. The problems are: no buffer for copy-past between systems. And Auto resize guest display not working.

so this is a debian client, with guest additions installed?
the host is windows (no shame in admitting that)?

the guest additions must be installed in the client! (not the host)
then copy-paste (usually) works.
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Re: cant create xorg.conf (virtualbox guest) debian 9

Postby varc » 2017-10-18 21:20

usually, but not this time. maybe I should add some kind of program to auto start with Awesome?
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Re: cant create xorg.conf (virtualbox guest) debian 9

Postby debiman » 2017-10-19 16:07

varc wrote:usually, but not this time. maybe I should add some kind of program to auto start with Awesome?

how is this supposed to help clarify your situation/problem?

i like to help people usually, but not this time.
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