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Old 10-23-2013, 03:12 AM   #1
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I'd like to dedicate a seperate X display for a VM of suse, but it can't find VM suse


I know that may be confusing, short title space and all. Allow me to shed some light on the issue:


I want to run a virtual machine on a separate display. My default dispaly is on view port 7 (ctrl+alt+F7), and I want a virtual machine (in this case SuSe) on port 8 (ctrl+alt+F8).
I found this article about how to do this and followed along precisely with the last response:


Make a shell script for starting virtualbox's virtual machine (in this case named suse);
Code:
virtualbox --startvm suse --fullscreen
Run script with startx, directed at a different display;

Code:
sudo startx ./virt_suse.sh :1
The script works perfectly fine in my primary display, when I just run the script one it's own (./virt_suse in terminal) it can start the machine flawlessly. But when I try to launch it on the secondary display it starts up the secondary display, then a window pops up and says "There is no virtual machine named suse, could not find a registered machine named "suse"." On top of this, I also want to be able to have copy/paste working between displays (between VM on display 1, and main machine on display 0). So can anyone help me with this?


Primary system is Debian 7.2, virtualbox is version 4.2.16, and suse VM is openSUSE 12.3

Last edited by slacker_; 10-23-2013 at 03:14 AM. Reason: typos will be the deaf of me. (ha, get it?)
 
Old 10-24-2013, 04:20 AM   #2
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I assume the system is buggy and sometimes it uses the default display (:0) instead of the associated one (:1). So try to use the real display on :1 and the virtual on :0. Also try to look for error messages in /var/log and in your home, probably that will give you some additional info.
 
Old 10-25-2013, 12:32 PM   #3
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I assume the system is buggy and sometimes it uses the default display (:0) instead of the associated one (:1). So try to use the real display on :1 and the virtual on :0. Also try to look for error messages in /var/log and in your home, probably that will give you some additional info.
My primary display is always :0.0, always has been on any system I use. What kind of difference would it make to switch the numbers like this? I'm new to this type of thing so I just wannt know what this step would do.
 
Old 10-26-2013, 02:02 AM   #4
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yes, :0.0 is the default and probably somewhere, somehow it is hardcoded. Therefore using :1 will (may) fail. Actually it should not happen, but in your case it looks like it happened....
In normal cases using :0 or :1 is completely identical, there should be no differences at all.
 
  


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