Suse 11.1 Host - Mandriva-linux-free-2009 Guest - Virtualbox 2.1.4 - (**Sun rpm**...not Suse Package)

Symptom: The dynamic windows were not working, limiting movement of the Guest window on the kde destop. The Mandriva menus were covered and the side bars were not working.

Solution: The Guest Tools must be installed and working. Use a very simple xorg.conf file. When installing Mandriva the system created the usual xorg.conf with fixed resolutions. Using the below file resolved the problem. Note the absence of mode lines etc.


#Section "Device"
# Identifier "Configured Video Device"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "vboxmouse"
Option "CorePointer"

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Driver "vboxvideo"