I just installed the latest Endeavour OS on a machine and also installed the latest Virtualbox - which is 7.0. Everything seems to be fine and configured correctly.
Then I started a virtual machine created earlier in Virtualbox 6. The screen keeps black for a long while. Then I uninstalled guest additions, rebooted and installed new guest additions 7.0. After reboot I have the same issue:
- VM screen keeps black for a long while
- after screen appears, resizing not working
- VM machine is very slow
Without guest additions VM runs normal, but without the integrations, resizing …
Can you show the virtualbox packages on the host:
pacman -Qs virtualbox
and the same on the guest?
[mfr@maago-tux-endeavour ~]$ sudo pacman -Qs virtualbox
The Linux kernel and modules
Powerful x86 virtualization for enterprise as well as home use
Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack
The official VirtualBox Guest Additions ISO image
VirtualBox Guest userspace utilities
VirtualBox Host kernel modules sources
The guest is a Windows 11 with installed 7.0.2 guest
This you don’t need in the host, so it needs to be removed, then reboot.
Does that help?
EDIT: in Windows you may need to reinstall the virtualbox guest additions.
nothing changed …
- I uninstalled virtual-guest-utils on host
- I uninstalled guest additions in Windows 11 guest
- rebooted all
- installed guest additions in VM
during the re-install of the guest additions in Windows 11 the screen becomes black for a while and nothing else.
I checked the Windows 11 device list and can see that the Vbox Display driver cannot be loaded.
That could be a problem with the Windows 11 integration of virtualbox.
I’m not using Windows 11 so I have no experience on this.
I guess https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Community may have more info about this.
My Win 10 VirtualBox 6 installation also went black after the windows login in VirtualBox 7. What fixed it was unchecking Enable 3D Acceleration in the Display Settings for that VM.
Thanks! As I’m not using any Windows version, it is great to hear tips from those who do, thus potentially helping other users.
This is correct on Windows 11 also.