"headed" virtualbox + vnc

Andriy Gapon avg at FreeBSD.org
Thu Dec 1 23:14:41 UTC 2011

on 01/12/2011 22:02 Martin Simmons said the following:
>>>>>> On Thu, 01 Dec 2011 14:11:55 +0200, Andriy Gapon said:
>> Is it possible to start a guess VM with GUI and also be able to access it via VNC?
>> All google hits for freebsd+virtualbox+vnc are about VBoxHeadless.
> Probably not simultaneously, but you can close the GUI with the "Save the
> machine state" option and then bring it back to life as a headless VM
> (presumably with vnc).
> Use VBoxManage controlvm ... savestate to stop the headless VM and then start
> it again in GUI mode.

The reason I am asking is that apparently that feature is available with RDP
(via Devices -> Enable Remote Display).  So I hoped for the same with VNC.

Andriy Gapon

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