How To Use The Guest Addition Drivers From Virtual Box

bas85
  7 years ago
  3

 

Hello there,

Here a fix whenever de addition drivers of virtualbox are not able to work properly on your system.

I personally solved the resolution problem with this ! Afther this is was able to go 1920 x 1080.

After a while a found this hint on the internet to use to X11 drivers from the repository, and solved te problem.

 

This is what you do:

Step 1:

Open The Terminal.

Step 2:

Type in the following: $ sudo apt-get install virtualbox-ose-guest-x11

Step 3: Enter the root credentials. Follow instructions as folowed.
 
Step 4: Reboot the system.
 
Step 5: Enjoy big resolution !
 
 
(If you are unable to find the resolution menu in mint11 you must install it first!)
 
the following link provides: a step to step tutorial to do that:
 
http://linuxbsdos.com/ask/2011/08/change-screen-resolution-on-linux-mint-11-lxde/
 
Good luck, and enjoy linux mint.
 
More info on the X11 addition drivers can be found here:

http://packages.debian.org/sid/virtualbox-guest-x11
Comments
bas85 7 years ago

A clear and simple way, to fix numerous errors during the installation of the VirtualBox addition drivers. Much faster, and works better.