Saturday, 24 July 2010

Ubuntu Host Arch Guest VBox

Since the version of Virtualbox-OSE in the Ubuntu repos doesn't support the current version of X that Arch (rolling-release) uses, that means I can't install guest additions in Arch Linux which will give me native resolution, and a lot of other goodies. I have to compile my own Vbox-OSE since I can't find a .deb for it.

Sure is compiling round here. After all this, it failed. I think it's because I'm using x86_64... or missing a dependency which may be libpam-dev.
I gave up and grabbed a proprietary version of the latest VBox. This fixed the issue, but remember to amend xorg.conf which your resolution. I will try compiling again later. If I'm successful, will make a .deb.

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