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    Default Vbox 12.1 guest additions

    Hi,

    I am trying to install the VBox guest additions on a 12.1 guest machine. The host is a Win 7 machine with 8GB of RAM and an intel graphics card.

    When I run sh ./VBoxLinuxAdditions I get....

    Verifying archive integrity... All good.
    Uncompressing VirtualBox 4.1.12 Guest Additions for Linux.........
    VirtualBox Guest Additions installer
    Removing installed version 4.1.12 of VirtualBox Guest Additions...
    Removing existing VirtualBox DKMS kernel modules done
    Removing existing VirtualBox non-DKMS kernel modules done
    Building the VirtualBox Guest Additions kernel modules
    The headers for the current running kernel were not found. If the following
    module compilation fails then this could be the reason.
    The missing package can be probably installed with
    zypper install kernel-desktop-devel-3.1.0-1.2

    Building the main Guest Additions module failed
    (Look at /var/log/vboxadd-install.log to find out what went wrong)
    Doing non-kernel setup of the Guest Additions
    Installing the Window System drivers
    Installing X.Org Server 1.10 modules
    Setting up the Window System to use the Guest Additions
    You may need to restart the hal service and the Window System (or just
    the guest system) to enable the Guest Additions.

    Installing graphics libraries and desktop services components


    So I try to run zypper install kernel-desktop-devel-3.1.0-1.2 as suggested and get....

    CTS-AU-VMSUSE01:/media/VBOXADDITIONS_4.1.12_77245 # zypper install kernel-desktop-devel-3.1.0-1.2
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    Package 'kernel-desktop-devel-3.1.0-1.2' not found.
    Resolving package dependencies...

    Nothing to do.

    Does anyone know why this is happening?

    Thanks

    Andrew

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    Quote Originally Posted by coxam View Post
    Hi,

    I am trying to install the VBox guest additions on a 12.1 guest machine. The host is a Win 7 machine with 8GB of RAM and an intel graphics card.

    When I run sh ./VBoxLinuxAdditions I get....

    Verifying archive integrity... All good.
    Uncompressing VirtualBox 4.1.12 Guest Additions for Linux.........
    VirtualBox Guest Additions installer
    Removing installed version 4.1.12 of VirtualBox Guest Additions...
    Removing existing VirtualBox DKMS kernel modules done
    Removing existing VirtualBox non-DKMS kernel modules done
    Building the VirtualBox Guest Additions kernel modules
    The headers for the current running kernel were not found. If the following
    module compilation fails then this could be the reason.
    The missing package can be probably installed with
    zypper install kernel-desktop-devel-3.1.0-1.2

    Building the main Guest Additions module failed
    (Look at /var/log/vboxadd-install.log to find out what went wrong)
    Doing non-kernel setup of the Guest Additions
    Installing the Window System drivers
    Installing X.Org Server 1.10 modules
    Setting up the Window System to use the Guest Additions
    You may need to restart the hal service and the Window System (or just
    the guest system) to enable the Guest Additions.

    Installing graphics libraries and desktop services components


    So I try to run zypper install kernel-desktop-devel-3.1.0-1.2 as suggested and get....

    CTS-AU-VMSUSE01:/media/VBOXADDITIONS_4.1.12_77245 # zypper install kernel-desktop-devel-3.1.0-1.2
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    Package 'kernel-desktop-devel-3.1.0-1.2' not found.
    Resolving package dependencies...

    Nothing to do.

    Does anyone know why this is happening?

    Thanks

    Andrew
    When you install any guest OS, such as openSUSE into a VM, the one thing that has got to work is the network connection. If it does not, then everything you need had better already be on that installation disk. If we can assume at least the network did work in openSUSE as a guest, then do the following:

    If using KDE open YaST / Software / Software Management - Select the View Button on the top left and pick Patterns. Now, you will see several Patterns listed and you want to select:

    Code:
       Development 
    
    [X] Base Development
    [X] Linux Kernel Development
    [X] C/C++ Development
    Then Press the Accept button on the bottom right and allow these applications to install. Once you perform these actions, you should be able to get your guest additions to work. The instructions are simular, but not exactly the same for gnome.

    Thank You,
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    Default Re: Vbox 12.1 guest additions

    Quote Originally Posted by jdmcdaniel3 View Post
    When you install any guest OS, such as openSUSE into a VM, the one thing that has got to work is the network connection. If it does not, then everything you need had better already be on that installation disk. If we can assume at least the network did work in openSUSE as a guest, then do the following:

    If using KDE open YaST / Software / Software Management - Select the View Button on the top left and pick Patterns. Now, you will see several Patterns listed and you want to select:

    Code:
       Development 
    
    [X] Base Development
    [X] Linux Kernel Development
    [X] C/C++ Development
    Then Press the Accept button on the bottom right and allow these applications to install. Once you perform these actions, you should be able to get your guest additions to work. The instructions are simular, but not exactly the same for gnome.

    Thank You,

    Hi,

    The Suse guest is networked ok.

    I installed those patterns suggested and re-ran the guest additions installation but still get the same error..

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Vbox 12.1 guest additions

    Hi,

    This was a kernel issue. I ran rpm -qa | grep kernel and saw 2 different kernel versions listed. Not sure how to go about fixing that, but as it is a brand new install (and not being up to speed on kernel work) I re-installed the machine from scratch. Didn't fiddle with anything afterwards - just installed the packages mentioned above and ran the guest additions.

    Installed ok!

    However, although the additions are now installed, compiz doesn't work - thought its supposed to in VBox. As this is a seperate issue will create a new post.

    Thanks

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    Smile Re: Vbox 12.1 guest additions

    Quote Originally Posted by coxam View Post
    Hi,

    This was a kernel issue. I ran rpm -qa | grep kernel and saw 2 different kernel versions listed. Not sure how to go about fixing that, but as it is a brand new install (and not being up to speed on kernel work) I re-installed the machine from scratch. Didn't fiddle with anything afterwards - just installed the packages mentioned above and ran the guest additions.

    Installed ok!

    However, although the additions are now installed, compiz doesn't work - thought its supposed to in VBox. As this is a seperate issue will create a new post.

    Thanks
    So first, its good to hear you got it to work. Second, after you do an initial installation, there is a newer kernel from the original release and so it is a good idea to install it. Finally, compiz is graphic related and its ability to work is based on how well the VirtualBox graphic hardware driver works and not a openSUSE problem per say. Normally, while you can get 3D and such to work, openSUSE, running in a VM, would not be my multimedia center for any reason and the ability to run compiz would not be my objective for running openSUSE in such a VM. For any such questions, I would most likely look into the VirtualBox user forums.

    Thank You,
    My Blog: https://forums.opensuse.org/blogs/jdmcdaniel3/

    Software efficiency halves every 18 months, thus compensating for Moore's Law

    Its James again from Austin, Texas

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    Default Re: Vbox 12.1 guest additions

    Running compiz isn't the objective - I just saw that it was supposed to work and thought I'd try to get it running as I haven't seen this capability in VMs before. I will ask the VBox forums.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Vbox 12.1 guest additions

    Look in /usr/share/virtualbox/VBoxGuestAdditions.iso.
    You have to install the drivers located in the VBoxGuestAdditions.iso.
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    Default Re: Vbox 12.1 guest additions

    Quote Originally Posted by coxam View Post
    However, although the additions are now installed, compiz doesn't work - thought its supposed to in VBox. As this is a seperate issue will create a new post.
    You can not run compiz with Gnome3, no matter if it is in a virtual or physical machine, and I doubt KDE users like it either.

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    Default Re: Vbox 12.1 guest additions

    Quote Originally Posted by please_try_again View Post
    You can not run compiz with Gnome3, no matter if it is in a virtual or physical machine, and I doubt KDE users like it either.
    I very much prefer the built in KDE desktop effects rather than compiz but maybe other KDE users have other preferences.

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    Default Re: Vbox 12.1 guest additions

    iirc Compiz no longer runs on KDE
    openSUSE Leap 42.1 x64, Plasma 5 & KDE 4.14.x, pretty current proprietary Nvidia drivers (self-compiled)

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