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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:37 pm    Post subject: xserver 1.13 does xorg.conf need vbox video entry? Reply with quote

I've added the vboxvideo driver to the video-cards entry in make.conf. xorg.drivers have built it. now when I go to finish the configuration, there's no /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d or xorg.conf so following the xserver guide is no longer valid.

Do I really need it now or is that taken care of by the /etc/conf.d/modules entry?

EDIT:

Well fooey: Virtualbox wont start a vm since the video driver isn't loaded and doing a modprobe for it doesn't find it.

Turns out that as soon as I modprobed the blasted virtuaboxdrv (same name as xorg.drivers) I suffered a kernel crash (tainted module)

Anyone have suggestions about thish problem?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FastTurtle,

The vboxvideo driver s only for use in guest OS.
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so I still need it in VIDEO_CARDS="radeon vesa vbox" so that Virtualbox can load it?
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FastTurtle,

On the host, you need VIDEO_CARDS= omitting vbox. The vbox video driver cannot be used on the host.
In the guest, you need VIDEO_CARDS="vbox" as thats the only driver that the guest can use.
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so the video_cards="virtualbox" would only be needed if the system was on a VM?

This is confusing the hell out of me as vbox complains about no video driver (have everything installed - additions and such) so I don't know what's going on. Looks like I need to check all of the flags and see what may be giving me trouble.
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FastTurtle wrote:
so the video_cards="virtualbox" would only be needed if the system was on a VM?

This is confusing the hell out of me as vbox complains about no video driver (have everything installed - additions and such) so I don't know what's going on. Looks like I need to check all of the flags and see what may be giving me trouble.

There is a slight difference between video_cards="virtualbox" and VIDEO_CARDS="vbox".
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

according to xorg-drivers, it's virtualbox (we're talking the module here) and yes, my VIDEO_CARDS="radeon virtualbox" as the driver is called by the x11-drivers cards.

In regards to the Video_Cards/video_cards - you are correct. They're entirely different to Linux. In this regards though, once you've indicated what You are discussing, going lower case is accepted.

In regards to the vbox question, that's actually the accepted shorthand for the application called Virtualbox that I was using to refer to the application, not the video driver, which is a sub-set of the package.
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like your sig as I do tend to denote units correctly.

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