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#REDIRECT [[VirtualBox#Arch Linux guests]]
{{i18n|Arch Linux VirtualBox Guest}}
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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.) Follow these instructions after doing a basic install of the X-window system found on the [[Beginners' Guide]].
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==Install the required package:==
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# pacman -Syu virtualbox-archlinux-additions
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==Load vbox modules:==
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# modprobe -a vboxguest vboxsf vboxvideo
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===Auto-start modules===
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To autostart these modules each time you boot, you can either
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*1) Add the three modules above to the MODULES array in ''/etc/rc.conf''.
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MODULES(... vboxguest vboxsf vboxvideo)
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'''OR'''
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*2) Add rc.vboxadd to the DAEMONS array. This daemon probes the above listed modules.
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DAEMONS(... rc.vboxadd)
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==Enable VboxClient-all:==
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The VBoxClient contain these services(''/usr/bin/VBoxClient-all'') (copy/paste...) :
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  --clipboard        start the shared clipboard service
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  --display          start the display management service
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  --checkhostversion start the host version notifier service
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  --seamless        start the seamless windows service
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So you can Enable VBoxClient-all to start all these services.
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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 add
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VBoxClient-all &
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to your .xinitrc before launching your WM.
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You should now be all set, and all guest additions should work properly.
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==Sync between host date and guest:==
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To keep sync date add the following to the guest ''/etc/rc.conf'' in DAEMONS entry:
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DAEMONS=(... vbox-service ...)
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Revision as of 12:21, 28 October 2011