Re: Stretch + nosystemd + VBoxGuestAdditions Quirk
- Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2017 20:35:41 -0700
- From: Patrick Bartek <nemommxiv@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Stretch + nosystemd + VBoxGuestAdditions Quirk
On Fri, 25 Aug 2017 17:12:29 +0300 Reco <recoverym4n@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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.
> > 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
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.