virtualbox rdp & shutdown issues

S. Franks bahamasfranks at
Tue Nov 17 18:21:39 UTC 2020

Uh, so is the default vbox-nox11 package built without vnc then???

$ VBoxHeadless --startvm ValhallaBot_default_1605640840112_90197 --vnc
--vncport 5001 --vncpass *********
Oracle VM VirtualBox Headless Interface 5.2.44
(C) 2008-2020 Oracle Corporation
All rights reserved.

VBoxHeadless: error: Unknown option: '--vnc'

On Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 7:48 PM Derek Schrock
<dereks at> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 06:05:04PM EST, S. Franks wrote:
> > Anyone have luck connecting to the rdp server built into virtualbox on
> > 12.1-stable? It works like a charm on an ubuntu 20.04 host but I can't
> > for the life of me get any client to connect to it when freebsd is the
> > host! I can see it thinks vrdp is running with vboxmange showvminfo
> > <vmid>.
> RDP is a feature of the Oracle supported platforms where they provide
> the Oracle Virtual Box extension pack.  In FreeBSD VRDP is replaced with
> VNC.  Assuming you have the VNC option enabled (default) point a VNC
> client to the host:ip of the VRDP configured settings.

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