I thought I’d give Karmic Kubuntu a spin under Virtualbox 3.0.10, which I installed via the Live CD.
After installation it booted and I could log in and use KDE. The resolution was very low, but everything was there. I thought I’d just do the latest updates and then reboot to configure the rest.
However, after updating the system rebooted and I was greeted with this:
I switched to TTY1 (via RCTRL+F1) and logging in presented me with this unusable terminal:
Switching back to the XServer however now fixed the corruption (and changed the resolution), yay:
However, unfortunately now I can’t use the desktop. Aside from the background, it’s completely blank!:
The graphical environment was working before I updated. To fix this I booted to the recovery console, started a terminal with networking and installed the Virtualbox X driver and configured for use:
apt-get install virtualbox-ose-guest-x11
I then exited the shell and selected start normal but this failed, so I rebooted and was greeted with a working display and log in screen, yay!
Unfortunately, logging in still resulted in the same completely empty desktop. There’s nothing. Nothing! Something has gone drastically wrong.. time to re-install. This time I’ll do the driver, THEN update. As Mike would say, “What could possibly go wrong?”
We think this is a problem with the live CD when using kubuntu.
It is fixed in current updates, but live cd still has it.
So, install, Get Updates and you should be ok.
Actually, for me the live CD worked fine. I installed it and then did the latest updates after which it broke, so that’s strange.. Good to hear it’s fixed though 🙂
I had the same virtualbox video issue with Windows 7 as host and Kubuntu 9.10 as guest.
Thanks a lot for posting this !
¡no hay problema!