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Old 11-18-2016, 10:14 AM   #1
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VirtualBox setting resolution via cli


Code:
userx@voided1.what~/VirtualBox VMs>> sudo VBoxManage setextradata "SLACKUEFI" CustomVideoMode1 "1280x800x32"
VBoxManage: error: Could not find a registered machine named 'SLACKUEFI'
VBoxManage: error: Details: code VBOX_E_OBJECT_NOT_FOUND (0x80bb0001), component VirtualBoxWrap, interface IVirtualBox, callee nsISupports
VBoxManage: error: Context: "FindMachine(Bstr(a->argv[0]).raw(), machine.asOutParam())" at line 797 of file VBoxManageMisc.cpp
userx@voided1.what~/VirtualBox VMs>> sudo VBoxManage setextradata global GUI/MaxGuestResolution any
it is right here
Code:
userx@voided1.what~/VirtualBox VMs>> ls
SLACKUEFI  Slack64  Solaris11.3
per instructions here
https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=63969

if you look under the first reply it shows the commands

even if I am running in under root I get the same thing
Code:
userx@voided1.what~/VirtualBox VMs>> su
Password: 
# ls
SLACKUEFI  Slack64  Solaris11.3
#  VBoxManage setextradata "SLACKUEFI" CustomVideoMode1 "1280x800x32"
VBoxManage: error: Could not find a registered machine named 'SLACKUEFI'
VBoxManage: error: Details: code VBOX_E_OBJECT_NOT_FOUND (0x80bb0001), component VirtualBoxWrap, interface IVirtualBox, callee nsISupports
VBoxManage: error: Context: "FindMachine(Bstr(a->argv[0]).raw(), machine.asOutParam())" at line 797 of file VBoxManageMisc.cpp
get data
Code:
userx@voided1.what~/VirtualBox VMs>> VBoxManage getextradata "SLACKUEFI" CustomVideoMode1
No value set!
does anyone know how to get around this?

Last edited by BW-userx; 11-18-2016 at 10:16 AM.
 
Old 11-18-2016, 10:21 AM   #2
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NeverMind I got it. I had to finish setting up the client after installing the add on, adding the user to the group
Code:
#usermod -aG vboxsf root
log out log back in.
then the client give it to you.
 
  


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