"headed" virtualbox + vnc

Steve Wills swills at FreeBSD.org
Wed Dec 7 14:30:47 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
> (via Devices -> Enable Remote Display).  So I hoped for the same with VNC.

(Picking a random message in this thread to reply to...)

You might also consider running VirtualBox under x11/xpra, which is like
screen or tmux but for X11.


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