since yesterday I have a weird problem. I cannot display VirtualBox
_guest_ consoles remotely anymore (the GUI for configuration works).
It worked two weeks ago and I am not aware of any changes.
I am running Virtualbox headless on a server but use the GUI for installs
when needed. I forward ssh (-X) and use "su -m" to keep the DISPLAY
environment variable(DISPLAY=localhost:10.0) and xauth.
Two weeks ago I did just that,
1. started "VirtualBox",
2. created a VM and a disk,
3. attached an ISO disk
4. pressed start and the "BIOS" appeared
Yesterday it all goes up to step 3- just 4 does not work. I get an error
instead of the BIOS screen, and on the server I get:
X11 connection rejected because of wrong authentication.
I checked all variables and parts - nothing has changed since the last
install that worked a fortnight ago.
Same kernel, same VirtualBox, same xauth, same desktop.
# uname -a
FreeBSD DellT620one.vv.fda 10.1-PRERELEASE FreeBSD 10.1-PRERELEASE #0
r273569: Fri Oct 24 14:43:34 AEDT 2014
# pkg info | grep virtual
virtualbox-ose-4.3.18 General-purpose full virtualizer for x86
virtualbox-ose-kmod-4.3.18 VirtualBox kernel module for FreeBSD
The desktop Oracle Linux 6.5.
I used this on the 28th of October successfully. No fresh
installs/upgrades since, I believe.
I can open X11 clients remotely (e.g. the VirtualBox control GUI works -
just not the guest console)
Do you have any ideas what could go wrong?
Thanks for ideas
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