Posted: Wed 24 Oct 2012, 15:53 Post subject:
Install Virtualbox Guest Additions in Precise Puppy 5.4
I use Virtualbox to test Puppy and create my Kiosk Setup CD. At least in Precise Puppy 5.4 I was unable to get xorgwizard to work. I always had to default to vesa. That is not acceptable as I can not disable the Ctrl+Alt+Backspace and Ctrl+Alt+Fn key combos when using vesa.
Use Precise Puppy 5.4.2 as it includes improvements on the Puppy Package Manager.
(Puppy Package Manager Updates take a fraction of the time now.)
The simple solution was to do a search in the Puppy Package Manager for "guest additions" and search all of the repositories. One of the Ubuntu repositories contains the VirtualBox Guest Additions package.
Install the Virtualbox Guest Additions via the Puppy Package Manager
Step #1 Open the Puppy Package Manager. Menu->Setup->Puppy Package Manager
Step #2 Click on the Find box and search for "guest additions". It will ask you, if you want to search in the currently selected repository or all of the repositories. Select Search to search All of the Repositories.
Step #3 Click on one of the "virtualbox-guest-additions" entries.
Step #4 Click Examine Dependencies (This will select the other entry as well, because they are dependencies of each other.)
Step #5 Click Download-and-install Selected Packages.
Step #6 Choose your server to download from. I left it as the default.
You should now have the package installed, but you are not done yet.
Actually Install the Virtualbox Guest Additions
Step #1 Open the ROX-Filer File Manager.
Step #2 Click the Up Arrow once and you should be at the / "root" of the filesystem.
Step #3 Navigate to the virtualbox folder with the VBoxGuestAdditions.iso file. /usr/share/virtualbox/
Step #4 Mount the VBoxGuestAdditions.iso file by clicking on it.
Step #5 Click on the "VBoxLinuxAdditions.run" file in the VBoxGuestAdditions.iso file that you mounted.
Run the Xorg Wizard
Step #1 Open the Xorg Video Wizard. Menu->Setup->Xorg Video Wizard
Step #2 Start the Xorg Wizard by clicking on the wand icon in the Xorg Wizard box.
You should now be able to click probe and successfully select the correct resolution for your monitor. Last edited by shadower_sc on Mon 10 Dec 2012, 12:58; edited 1 time in total
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