Call for tester: VirtualBox 3.1.2 for FreeBSD

Gary Jennejohn gary.jennejohn at
Mon Dec 28 16:26:37 UTC 2009

On Mon, 28 Dec 2009 15:33:31 +0100 (CET)
"Bernhard Froehlich" <decke at> wrote:

> Looks like you installed the guest additions on the host. You should not
> do that. They should only be installed on FreeBSD guests running in an
> virtualbox.

Ah ha!  It wasn't obvious to me that this was how to do it, although it
makes sense now that I think about it.

The fact remains that the shell script checks in the wrong place for

> Nevertheless could you please see in /var/log/messages what error was
> logged when you tried to load vboxguest.ko ?

Dec 28 15:10:09 ernst kernel: link_elf_obj: symbol _Z6strlenPKc undefined
Dec 28 15:10:09 ernst kernel: linker_load_file: Unsupported file type

These show up when I start VirtualBox.
Dec 28 15:25:53 ernst kernel: WARNING pid 2066 (VBoxSVC): ioctl sign-extension ioctl ffffffffc4a81502
Dec 28 15:26:30 ernst last message repeated 9 times
Dec 28 15:28:17 ernst last message repeated 14 times

Gary Jennejohn

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