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Re: Stretch + nosystemd + VBoxGuestAdditions Quirk




On Fri, 25 Aug 2017 17:12:29 +0300 Reco <recoverym4n@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 	Hi.
> 
> On Fri, 25 Aug 2017 06:15:09 -0700
> Patrick Bartek <nemommxiv@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> > Have been testing Stretch with alternate inits -- sysvinit and
> > runit to be specific -- in Virtualbox on a Wheezy host while
> > leaving systemd files alone. Not even "pinning" them.  Well decided
> > to see what removing them would do.  I followed the "Variant"
> > option instructions on the Nosystemd site.
> > 
> >    http://without-systemd.org/wiki/index.php/Debian_Stretch
> > 
> > No problems until I installed the VBoxGuestAddditions.  Startx would
> > only work if run by root.  Run by user got $DiISPLAY environment
> > error.  Couldn't find screen.
> <skip> 
> > Anyone got any ideas.  Everything works fine if GuestAdditions not
> > installed.
> 
> It's been awhile since I poked VirtualBox but I get that suspicion
> that Xorg module provided by VirtualBox needs root access to do its
> job.

I've been using Virtualbox for years with numerous distros installed
with various configurations.  This is the first time I've expereinced
this with Guest Additions..

> So, I'd start with installing 'xserver-xorg-legacy' package.

I'll look into it.  Thanks.

B