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I just created a Bodhi virtual machine (Win 7 Host) and installed virtualbox-guest-additions but I'm still not able to activate seamless mode in virtualbox. Is this mode even supported for Bodhi Linux and what do I need to add to my guest system? My goal is to integrate Bodhi terminal sessions into my Windows Desktop without the Bodhi Desktop. The seamless mode isn't available means I'm not able to click on that tab. /etc/init.d/vboxadd isn't on my machine, only /etc/init.d/virtualbox

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can you post the output of following: /etc/init.d/vboxadd setup – BitsOfNix Dec 20 '12 at 13:56
What error message do you have? – Philippe Blayo Dec 20 '12 at 13:56
By default, compositing is turned off in Bodhi, and I would imagine that you need it on. Try that maybe. (backup your ~/.e directory first just in case) – Drake Clarris Dec 20 '12 at 14:13
So I'm assuming that /etc/init.d/virtualbox setup does compiles all the necessary modules without any error correct? – BitsOfNix Dec 20 '12 at 17:16

I've installed Bodhi under Virtual Box 4.2.6 with the corresponding VirtualBox Extensions.

Since you don't have the /etc/init.d/vboxadd then I guess you are using Virtual Box 4.1 or earlier. Either upgrade the VirtualBox to 4.2.6 or maybe you are missing the VirtualBox extensions for your installed version I'll put the steps that I performed according to VirtualBox 4.2.6

mount /dev/cdrom
cd /cdrom; ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run

during this process it will complain about gcc not found

apt-get update
apt-get install gcc
/etc/init.t/vboxadd setup

After this restart X and it will be working.

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