Call for Testers: VirtualBox 4.0.6 - FreeBSD Guest Additions

Rion rion4ik at
Wed Apr 27 10:13:54 UTC 2011

2011/4/27 Bernhard Froehlich <decke at>:
> On Wed, 27 Apr 2011 13:12:29 +0600, Rion wrote:
>> Hi
>> I just installed FreeBSD-8.2 as guest by this instruction
>> using blueports.
>> * Mouse integration works well
>> * Clipboard integration doesn't work
>> * Auto guest screen resize on VB window resize doesn't work
>> I'm absolutely new for FreeBSD and don't know what can be wrong.
>> and here is my investigation.
>> Xorg.0.log doesn't mention any issues
>> I tried to manually start VBoxClient-all but it writes to stdout
>> "Failed to connect to the VirtualBox kernel service" 4 times
>> But if it's started by root(through sudo) nothing wrong happened
>> and moreover clipboard and display integration starts working.
>> I tried to set 0666 permissions to /dev/vboxguest* but this doesn't help.
>> In any case it must be started as not-root user since its started by
>> *.desktop file.
>> from other things:
>> * vboxguest kernel module loaded fine
>> * VBoxService started and I see it in processes
>> * nothing wrong in dmesg and syslog from first look.
>> Not-mentioned in wiki things:
>> * procfs must be mounted
>> * xrandr must be installed
> Clipboard sharing used to work in virtualbox 3.2. but I also saw that
> they do not work on 4.0.
> I also know that the virtualbox guest additions are generally in a very
> bad shape. There are at least a few more bugs and features missing but
> nobody had time yet to debug that and fix those problems. I spend some
> time to integrate the additions better into the system (rc scripts,
> autostart ...) during the 4.0 development phase but I guess we need a
> few weeks of manpower to get the additions fully tested first, identify
> the problems and implement the missing features. We actually already
> started with the testing and identifying:
> If someone wants to contribute I think that is a very nice project.
> --
> Bernhard Fröhlich

thanks for reply

after all I found out that setting sticky bit on VBoxClient is enough to make
clipboard/display integration and seamless mode working.
I didn't try other stuff though.

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