virtualbox-ose-additions For Virtualbox 6.1

dinsdale

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Hi,

I can't seem to find VBox guest extensions for 6.1 for running a FreeBSD VM? I started with pkg, then checked freshports and finally pulled in the ports tree via svn. Nada. The latest is 5.2?

Thanks,
Dinsdale
 

SirDice

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Note that the 5.x guest additions work just fine with Virtualbox 6.
 

Lamia

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You can download it from the official Virtualbox website too and just drop it into a running virtualbox for installation.
 

Sevendogsbsd

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I thought I just installed the guest additions via pkg - I'll check to see what version they were. My VirtualBox install is 6.1.
 

Sevendogsbsd

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ah ok. I need to install xfce4: another user was having lockup issues and I wanted to test that to see if I got the same results - haven't tested anything related to guest additions yet so didn't pay attention to the version.
 

Aeterna

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virtualbox host does not care about guest additions version. As vigole mentioned FreeBSD VB 6.x is unstable. I have VB host 6.1.10 and FreeBSD VB client with virtualbox-ose-additions 5.2.34_2 installed and this combo works nicely.
 
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Hmmm. 5.2.34 guest additions installed. Set `vboxguest_enable="YES"` and `vboxservice_enable="YES"` and rebooted. dmesg shows "vboxguest : loaded successfully" but my guest doesn't resize and my mouse doesn't go between my vm and my host. Thanks for the input, I'll keep digging on 5.2.34.
 

phalange

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I'm not sure Virtualbox doesn't care about the version of the guest addons. Running VB 6 host, I have never been able to get a guest with 5.* addons to run at higher resolutions (meaning the guest maxes out at 1024x768) and I think USB sharing was not working as well.

The basically functionality is there with or without the guest addons.
 

Aeterna

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well I am pretty sure that does not care about client version:
my host is 6.1.10
my FreeBSD client is 5.2.34
my OpenBSD client does not have virtualbox client installed at all (not available. ;)
Virtualbox client provides only clipboard which otherwise is not available.

bOpenBSD-6.7-xfce4-in-VM2.pngoth clients are at 1920x969FreeBSD11-openbox-in-VM.png
 

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Yep. Works fine here too. VirtualBox 6.1.10 (on Windows), 5.2.34 guest additions. FreeBSD guest can use the full 2K resolution of my monitor. Seamless mouse works too.
 
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