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#REDIRECT [[VirtualBox#Arch Linux guests]]
[[Category:HOWTOs (English)]]
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Installing Arch under [[VirtualBox]] is straightforward, and additions should be installed through pacman (not through "Install Guest Additions" in VirtualBox, or a mounted ISO.)
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Follow these instructions after doing a basic install following the [[Beginners' Guide]].
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Install the required package:
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# pacman -Syu virtualbox-guest-additions
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Make sure the modules are loaded:
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# modprobe vboxguest
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# modprobe vboxsf
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# modprobe vboxvideo
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Add the three modules above to the MODULES array in /etc/rc.conf to have them autoloaded on reboot, too.
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# nano /etc/rc.conf
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or
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# vi /etc/rc.conf
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If you are running something that launches /etc/xdg/autostart/vboxclient.desktop, such as GNOME, then you should be ready to go. If you use .xinitrc to launch things instead, you must:
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# nano ~/.xinitrc
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and add
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VBoxClient-all
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before launching your WM.
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You should now be all set, and all guest additions should work properly. This was confirmed to work with vbox 4.0.8.
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==Troubleshooting==
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===Guest additions still don't work===
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You may need to launch VBoxClient-all yourself. Add it to ~/.xinitrc.
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Revision as of 12:21, 28 October 2011