Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Get Debian in fullscreen on VirtualBox

06 Sep 2010   #11

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Do you have X11 installed on the Debian system? Are you trying to modprobe the guest additions module into the kernel without Super User permissions?
No (don't need X11 in commandline) and No (i use root).

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Heres a thought, you could try getting the source code for the guest additions from Oracle, compile the kernel module, and then inject it into the 2.6.32 kernel headers (for compatibility even if its not the most current).
hmmm.... what?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Adding one more image you can see the option for guest additions under "devices". That's mostly for applications you plan to install however.
I also tried Ubuntu and installed the Addins ...
There now the Combination for real fullscreen (without black boarders) works:
-> set high resoulution on guest
-> [Host] + F
-> [Host] + G

But here i'm missing 32 Bit color.
(But thats not a major problem, as i'm looking for a Debian comandline solution. dual monitor setup --> same)

But Debian still not working.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ahriman View Post
I think your problem is that your linux installation doesn't support dynamic kernel modules:
Tried something like this ...

Following result:

VirtualBox Guest Additions installer
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing VirtualBox 3.2.8 Guest Additions for Linux........
Removing the installed version 3.2.8 of VirtualBox Guest Additions ...
Building the UirtualBox Guest Additions kernel modules
Your guest system does not seem to have sufficient OpenGL support to enable
3D effects (this requires Linux 2.6.27 or later in the guest system)
This Guest Additions feature will be disabled.

Building the Main Guest Additions Module ... done .
Building the shared folder support Module ... done.
Doing non-kernel setup of the Guest Additions ... done.
You should restart your guest to Make sure the new Modules are actually used

Installing the Window System drivers ... fail!
(Could not find the X. Org or XFree86 Window System.)
now with "Starting VirtualBox Additions ... done"
but no change .. big black boarder still there in fullscreen mode.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Sep 2010   #12


looks like your debian dosent have open GL. (i hope you see the humour in having an unwanted big black boarder compared to border btw...)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Sep 2010   #13
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04

I indeed tried the same thing with vBox additions under the most current linux headers and received the same error. It seems that vBox additions and the module that it is trying to compile is currently not supported with the most current linux headers.

Its a theory at best, but it makes sense.

Make sure that the version number of Guest additions you are attempting to install match the version number of your VirtualBox Installation (the Client itself).

I read up a bit, and saw people were having the same error when trying to install vBox Guest additions 1.6.2 when their VirtualBox Client was at 1.5.x. So make sure everything is updated!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

10 Sep 2010   #14
WiFi Ed

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1, Ubuntu 11.04 x64

Here's what I did to get Guest Additions installed successfully for Crunchbang 10 "Statler" (Debian-based distro) in VirtualBox 3.2.8 running on Windows 7 64 bit.
Installing Guest Additions on Debian « VirtualBoxes – Free VirtualBox® Images

I can drag the VB window across both monitors and get Crunchbang at 2560 x 1024.

Attached Thumbnails
Get Debian in fullscreen on VirtualBox-capture.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Get Debian in fullscreen on VirtualBox

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Dual Boot- Debian with Win 7 32 bit (unusable partition problem)
Hi sevenforums ! I have one problem. I want to install Debian linux along my Windows 7 32 OS on the same partiton. What i make: 1. Shrink the C partition, with windows integrated Disk Menagment and when try to install debian give me unusable partition space, similar like this: /dev/sda ...
Installation & Setup
Virtualbox 4.2.14 - Linux guest - No mini toolbar in fullscreen mode
Windows 7 64 bit host Linux guests Ubuntu 13.04, Linux Mint 14 & 15, both 32 bit and 64 bit for all I recently had to update my video driver for my AMD Radeon 6670 (driver version 13.4, release date 2013-5-29). After updating, my linux guests will not display the mini toolbar in fullscreen...
Repair Windows 7 MBR (Debian/GRUB Removal)
Hello, I've been trying to fix my MBR for Windows after I removed Debian from my computer. Every time I boot, it says "No Bootable Disk Found...", and it doesn't show it when I go to "Repair Windows", yet my OS is there (bootrec.exe /ScanOS sees it). I've tried bootrec.exe /FixMbr, but it didn't...
General Discussion
double boot windows/debian problem
Hello! I have the same problem as one described here Win 7 won;t boot after installing Ubuntu dual boot (the last problem), excepting for having another linux distribution. So I won't describe it in more details. I've tried fixmbr and automatic repair, but it did't have any effect. I stress...
Installation & Setup
Windows7 doesn't load after Debian installation
Hello! I have the same problem as one described here (the last problem), excepting for having another linux distribution. So I won't describe it in more details. I've tried fixmbr and...
BSOD Help and Support
How to: Dual-boot Linux Debian and Win7RC
Hello Guys, I've Linux Debian installed at my workstation. We are not allowed to remove it. But I would like to make the system dual-boot. Debian Lenny is already installed, How can I safely install Win7RC along with the Debian without losing any of the files/system/partition etc. Thanks &...
Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 16:24.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App