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

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