[arch-general] vbox PUEL: copy/pate Arch host - Arch guest not working: VBoxclient-all started

David C. Rankin drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Mon Feb 7 19:18:01 EST 2011

On 02/07/2011 01:15 PM, "Jérôme M. Berger" wrote:
>>      That's what I'm doing. I have Arch on my laptop (as the host running
>> >  kdemod3) and I have virtualbox running with Arch installed in that (as
>> >  the guest with fluxbox) to build Trinity in. It's all running on my
>> >  laptop so it should all be the host X server. Am I missing something??
>> >
> 	Yes, you are missing something: from what you are describing the
> guest applications are running on the*guest*  X server (the fact
> that it is in turn running inside a virtual machine which runs on
> the host server is irrelevant). You should make them run on the host
> X server instead:
> - Do not start an X server on the guest (whether with fluxbox or any
> other wm);
> - Run “export DISPLAY=192.168.x.x:0” in the guest console (replace
> with the host IP address);
> - Then run a terminal (xterm, urxvt or whatever) from the guest
> console. This should open a new window in the*host*  environment
> (i.e in kdemod3), with the terminal actually running in the*guest*
> environment. You might need to play with “xauth” to authorize the
> guest to connect on the host.

Thank you Jerome,

	I was missing the big picture. I'll give it a go and report back!

David C. Rankin, J.D., P.E.

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