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Virtualbox guest additions breaks gdm

asked 2016-12-07 21:26:13 -0500

2bdkid gravatar image

I have a clean install of Fedora 25. I installed the guest additions by running the script in the guest additions iso image. After rebooting, when I log into gdm it tried to load the desktop then falls back to the login screen. Are there any logs I should check?

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Which version of VirtualBox are you using and on which host?
I have VirtualBox-5.1.10-112026-Win.exe here on Windows 7 (64 bit) with a fresh install of Fedora 25 (4.8.11-300.fc25.x86_64) and the problem as you describe it does not appear.

c72578 gravatar imagec72578 ( 2016-12-09 09:03:24 -0500 )edit

VB 5.1.10 64bit with ext pack on Windows 10.

2bdkid gravatar image2bdkid ( 2016-12-10 22:05:43 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-12-23 10:33:47 -0500

2bdkid gravatar image

I updated to VB 5.1.12 and it started working.

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answered 2016-12-08 14:05:34 -0500

reclusivegeek gravatar image

This sounds like the same problem that you get with VMware and Wayland (now the default to FC25). When you log in switch to either 'GNOME on Xorg' or 'GNOME classic' and you could well find that it will work.

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Gnome Classis loads a very broken Gnome 2 desktop. Gnome on Xorg goes to a black screen indefinitely.

2bdkid gravatar image2bdkid ( 2016-12-09 19:52:32 -0500 )edit

answered 2017-05-09 02:49:51 -0500

rashad2985 gravatar image

I've just found the solution to the problem. Turn off Your Fedora VM. In VirtualBox, select Your Fedora VM go to Settings -> Display, uncheck "Enable 3D Acceleration". On next boot You will be able to log in.

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Thanks for sharing, it worked.

flaviogcmelo gravatar imageflaviogcmelo ( 2017-05-13 14:04:38 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-12-23 11:47:06 -0500

ed209 gravatar image

Funny. Qemu/kvm work perfectly with F25 guest and Wayland.

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