** Description changed:
* ubuntu when used as a guest inside a Virtualbox VM machine
* Install Ubuntu and mate or other DM, experience a black screen
- [Regression Potential]
+ * Install vbox on xenial with guest and host. Test if everything works
+ and starts with 3d enabled and disabled, as well as different Desktop
+ [Regression Potential]
* This is part of virtualbox on Debian and Ubuntu since bionic and 3 months
Author: Gianfranco Costamagna <costamagnagianfra...@yahoo.it>
Date: Tue Apr 24 00:15:39 2018 +0200
basically, I now detect at runtime the --check3d switch, and enable the
mesa override only for desktop and not for applications, the same as the
official guest-additions packages do.
this is the code:
+ if /usr/bin/VBoxClient --check3d 2>/dev/null; then
+ if test -e /usr/lib/virtualbox/additions/00vboxvideo.conf;
+ cp -f /usr/lib/virtualbox/additions/00vboxvideo.conf
+ if test -e /etc/ld.so.conf.d/00vboxvideo.conf; then
+ rm -f /etc/ld.so.conf.d/00vboxvideo.conf
+ the update-alternatives switch can't work when 3d is not enabled, and
+ with user applications using mesa-specific features.
- the update-alternatives switch can't work when 3d is not enabled, and with
user applications using mesa-specific features.
+ [ upstream changes ]
+ Version 5.1.38 (2018-05-09)
+ Linux hosts: support Linux 4.17 changes. Thank you Larry Finger
+ Linux guests: support Linux 4.16 and EL 7.5 kernels (bugs #17676 and #17678)
+ Linux guests: 3D fixes for recent guests (bug #17623)
+ Version 5.1.36 (2018-04-17)
+ VMM: Fixed missing NULL pointer check in MMIO code.
+ Network: fixed VERR_INTNET_FLT_IF_NOT_FOUND when bridging to some adapters on
Windows hosts (possibly related bugs #15294, #15060, #13481)
After performing an "apt-get update && apt-get upgrade" on a Ubuntu 16.04.4
box, graphics fails to start. I use my laptop with text boot, then I log in and
issue "startx", with "/usr/lib/gnome-flashback/gnome-flashback-metacity" in my
~/.xinitrc file. After update, "startx" (Xorg) returns me to character prompt.
Same with KDE, and while WMaker seemed to start, I still couldn't run apps like
Firefox or Konsole. Tinkering with my system for about two hours I managed to
figure out that this behaviour is caused by some Virtualbox package. After
issuing "apt-get purge virtualbox*", the normal behaviour returned. Fortunately
I don't use Virtualbox, it was installed 'just in case', so I could remove it
without affecting everyday usage. But it seems that something in Virtualbox is
A cut from apt's history.log after upgrade and before package removal:
virtualbox:amd64 (5.0.40-dfsg-0ubuntu1.16.04.2, 5.1.34-dfsg-0ubuntu1.16.04.2)
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[SRU] No graphics after update, caused by virtualbox
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