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VirtualBox Linux Guest Additions
« on: July 06, 2018, 12:32:41 AM »
 

greigpj

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When I boot LinuxLite 4.0 in VirtualBox, The desktop is not displayed full screen even though it is set to such. I have to go to the VirtualBox Menu and select View > Show Full Screen (the VirtualBox window becomes smaller to surround the LinuxLite Desktop). I then Select View > Show Full Screen and then watch the screen flicker, then displays full screen.

Isn't a show stopper but just a tad bit irritating.

There are very few Linux Distros I recommend to Windows users and this is one.
Last Edit: July 06, 2018, 03:27:44 PM by greigpj
 


Re: VirtualBox Linux Guest Additions
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2018, 09:33:53 AM »
 

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When I boot LinuxLite 4.0 in VirtualBox, The desktop is not displayed full screen even though it is set to such. I have to go to the VirtualBox Menu and select Device > Show Full Screen (the VirtualBox window becomes smaller to surround the LinuxLite Desktop). I then Select Device > Show Full Screen and then watch the screen flicker, then displays full screen.
Isn't a show stopper but just a tad bit irritating.
There are very few Linux Distros I recommend to Windows users and this is one.

Sounds very much like a Vbox problem (graphics), rather than LL itself, though am unsure what to suggest here.
You could try installing LL directly onto part of your drive, or on any spare drive you might have lying around.

I have used Vbox a lot in the last three years for trying out distros, but have had issues with it from time to time though, in general, it has worked
well. At the end of the day, the real test is to try it out directly on your PC (without Vbox) - remember not all software will
function in Vbox, e.g. nvidia graphics.  Make sure you only tick 3D acceleration in Vbox settings. Unlike Windows OS installed in Vbox, you can't tick both 2D & 3D with Linux, only 3D.

If you can, do persevere with LL - try not to be discouraged at the first hurdle.
Out of the many Linux distros I've tried since 2014 (around 30), LL has come out as top of my list each time.
Sorry I can't be of more help.
Last Edit: July 06, 2018, 09:40:56 AM by m654321
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2017 - Raspberry pi 3B (4cores) ~ [email protected] - LibreElec, used for upgrading our Samsung TV (excellent for the task)  
2012 - Lenovo G580 2689 (2cores; 4threads] ~ [email protected] - LL3.8/Win8.1 dual-boot (LL working smoothly)
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2008 - Asus X71Q (2cores) ~ Intel [email protected] - LL4.6/Win8.1 dual-boot, LL works fine with kernel 4.15
2007 - Dell Latitude D630 (2cores) ~ Intel [email protected] - LL4.6, works well with kernel 4.4; 4.15 doesn't work
 

Re: VirtualBox Linux Guest Additions
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2018, 03:33:10 PM »
 

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I have LL installed on a desktop PC and, of course, it does not exhibit this behavior there.
This seems to be a peculiarity with LL as I have, at times, 8 different distros installed in VirtualBox. It was there in version 3.x as well.
Does LL need the VirtualBox extensions?
 


 

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