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);
virtualbox --startvm suse --fullscreen
Run script with startx, directed at a different display;
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