1. The host is using 5.2.6. I kept the guests at 5.2.4, because 5.2.6
did freeze during login or did enter a login loop dependent on the
distro. I filed a bug report with Oracle and many persons had the same
issue during login. The beta version 5.2.7 did solve the 5.2.6 login
Today I also tried the 'beta' version of 5.2.7 with Ubuntu 18.04 with
respect to maximising the window, but without success.
2. I did keep Guest additions 5.2.4 installed for all distros, but I do
not remember how 5.2.2 behaved. Probably I was still using Ubuntu 16.04
for both host and guest during that time.
3. I only have the window maximising problem with Ubuntu Gnome 17.10 and
18.04, but NOT with Ubuntu Mate 17.10; Xubuntu 17.10; Peppermint 8 nor
with Linux Mint 18.3.
4; That package had not been installed, but after installing that
package and 1 or 2 dependencies, the system hung during reboot directly
after starting the Gnome Display Manager. It looks like the bug of point
1 had been re-introduced, but now for both 3D enabled and 3D disabled. I
will try to remove the package again through ctrl+alt+F2 or restore a
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