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Solved Virtualbox 4.1.12 & New Guest Additions


MadHorseman

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#1
Hi All,


I've had Win CP 64-bit running happily under the previous version of Virtualbox. I updated to the latest release, and after a while I got a message (in the guest machine) saying something along the lines of "New Guest additions available - install now."

I now have a happy blue screen looking at me - I get Fish, black, white then blue...... any suggestions before I blast the VM out of existance & start again??

Snapshot3.jpg

Regards

Robin
 

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MadHorseman

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#2
Ho Hum,

I set up a new VM - got that loaded ok - now need to resize the screen - the previous methodology doesn't work anymore in this version of Virtualbox. Plod on using the "help" function.

Robin
 

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MadHorseman

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#3
Wow!!

1808 x 1000? 1880 x 1000? 1920 x 1080.....phewee....

See - reading the instructions sometimes does help!

Regards

Robin
 

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whs

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I was lucky. The guest addition update did not work. My vBox works and I am not going to change it.
 

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kado897

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Mine worked but I had to do it in safe mode otherwise I got a blue screen.

A piece of advice. Before installing a new version of guest additions take a snapshot. That way if anything goes wrong you can roll back with one click of the mouse in a few seconds. Beats creating a new VM hands down.
 

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MadHorseman

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#6
True indeed! Automatic Backups etc running on my main machines, but in a VM....oooops!! Off to take a snapshot of the new VM right now!
 

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kado897

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Yes indeed one often forgets with a VM, although a snapshot is not a backup, it is more akin to a system restore point.
 

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Hopachi

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4.1.12 looks good to me.

Try to fully / manually uninstall the previous additions and then reboot and install the new ones. There is a bug where the old additions don't fully uninstall when you update.

If there are still old files left:
Search and delete all vbox* (i'm talking about the older drivers vbox*.dll, vbox*.sys and vbox*.inf) stuff in system32 in the VM and also delete additions map in Program Files in the VM.
Then reboot/reinstall additions.

I would recommend the latest version but uninstall the WDDM driver again if you had a good experience without it.

Good luck
Hopachi
 

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MadHorseman

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Hmmmm - took a snapshot and it blew the VM (Grahics all over theplkace - flashing, black etc) - went back to pre-snapshot and it's running ok.... Heigh-ho - as I'm not really using the VM (apart from keeping an eye out for a Contract Bridge app) I'll proceed with system restore points.
 

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    Sapphire HD5770
    Sound Card
    On-board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VW246H, Samsing Syncmaster 2233, Samsung Syncmaster T200HD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
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    2 x 500Gb
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    Coolermaster Silent Pro M700
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MadHorseman

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Update on this, version 4.1.14 updated and installed fine, with Win8 64bit, Ubuntu 10 & Raspi.
 

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Hopachi

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If they' ll release newer releases or beta versions, this is the place to look:

Index of /virtualbox/

All released versions are there.
 

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Hopachi

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4.1.16 is released.

https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

VirtualBox 4.1.16 (released 2012-05-22)

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:


  • VMM: fixed a Guru Meditation VERR_ACCESS_DENIED with certain guests (bugs #7589, #8247)
  • VMM: fixed a Guru Meditation VERR_PAGE_TABLE_NOT_PRESENT with Ubuntu 32-bit guests with nested paging enabled on AMD CPUs (bug #10183)
  • VMM: preserve segment limits and attributes when switching to unreal mode required for some legacy guests to work properly (VT-x without unrestricted guest execution only; bug #9941)
  • VMM: fixed a VM hang after a resume from pause / savestate with SMP guests in rare cases
  • 3D Support: several fixes for the Windows WDDM video driver crash
  • NAT: fixed a crash on attempt to process ICMP datagram under some circumstances (bug #10527)
  • Host-only Networking: lifted the maximal number of interfaces to 128 on Linux and Mac OS X hosts (there is no such limitation for Solaris and Windows hosts)
  • EFI: fixed wrong SEC/PEI Core entry point calculation (bug #10531)
  • VRDP: fixed a display update problem (bug #10503)
  • Main: set the proper VM state if savestate failed for some reason (bug #6189)
  • Main: more useful error message if a medium is inaccessible
  • VBoxManage: fixed controlvm savestate if the VM is already paused
  • Mac OS X hosts: addressed issues running on Mountain Lion Preview 3 (bug #10267)
  • Linux hosts: Linux 3.4 compile fixes
  • Linux hosts: fixed wrong help path in some rpm-based packages (bug #10418)
  • Guest Additions: fixed handling of custom environment variables during VBoxManage guestcontrol execute (bug #10581)
  • Windows Additions: fixed guest driver crash of VBoxSF in certain cases (4.1.10 regression, bug #10408)
  • Windows Additions: don't load the WDDM driver if 3D support is not available for Windows 8 guests to keep the guest maintainable in that case (still better to miss some features than providing a blank screen)
  • Solaris Additions: added support for X.org Server 1.11 and 1.12
Cheers
Hopachi
 

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    Intel HD4000 + Nvidia Geforce 630M
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    IDT HD Audio
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    15.6' built-in + Samsung S22D300 + 17.3' LG Phillips
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djshonrock

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when installing guest addition, my screen flickers on my screen resolution... it works good on lower resolution.. n i have it uninstalled to make my vm work properly.. don't know wt'z wrong.. ny help would be appreciated..
Thank You
Shon John Xander
 

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when installing guest addition, my screen flickers on my screen resolution... it works good on lower resolution.. n i have it uninstalled to make my vm work properly.. don't know wt'z wrong.. ny help would be appreciated..
Thank You
Shon John Xander
We need some extra info to help you:

-what VM is it (x86 or x64 and the OS)
-are you using graphic acceleration or not
-do you use VT-x

Maybe we should start a new thread since this one is fixed.

Regards
Hopachi
 

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    Windows 10 x64
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    HP Envy DV6 7250
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    Intel i7-3630QM
    Motherboard
    HP, Intel HM77 Express Chipset
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD4000 + Nvidia Geforce 630M
    Sound Card
    IDT HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6' built-in + Samsung S22D300 + 17.3' LG Phillips
    Screen Resolution
    multiple resolutions
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    Samsung SSD 250GB + Hitachi HDD 750GB
    PSU
    120W adapter
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    small
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    laptop cooling pad
    Keyboard
    Backlit built-in + big one in USB
    Mouse
    SteelSeries Sensei
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    slow and steady
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    Chromium, Pale Moon, Firefox Developer Edition
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