Virtualbox 7.0 - not working correct


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?

On host:

[mfr@maago-tux-endeavour ~]$ sudo pacman -Qs virtualbox
local/linux 6.0.7.arch1-1
    The Linux kernel and modules
local/virtualbox 7.0.2-2
    Powerful x86 virtualization for enterprise as well as home use
local/virtualbox-ext-oracle 7.0.2-1
    Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack
local/virtualbox-guest-iso 7.0.2-1
    The official VirtualBox Guest Additions ISO image
local/virtualbox-guest-utils 7.0.2-2
    VirtualBox Guest userspace utilities
local/virtualbox-host-dkms 7.0.2-2
    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 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.

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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.