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I installed Arch i686 on a VirtualBox VM (I have an nvidia GT610). I ran the following command as root:

pacman -S nvidia 

After installation and rebooting, I ran

pacman -S xorg-server xorg-xinit xorg-server-utils xorg-twm xorg-xclock xterm

then

startx

I got a fatal error saying No screens found. Any help as to what should I do ?

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I was having this problem too while installing arch on Virtualbox. It was fixed after I did the following:

  1. Execute the following to install "mesa" and virtualbox support:

    pacman -S mesa xf86-video-vesa
    pacman -S virtualbox-guest-utils
    
  2. Open /etc/modules-load.d/virtualbox.conf with nano:

    nano /etc/modules-load.d/virtualbox.conf
    

    and write the following lines in the file:

    vboxguest
    vboxsf
    vboxvideo
    

    Press Ctrl+X , enter Y to confirm that you want to "save and exit", and when it asks for the filename hit Return without changing the name.

  3. Reboot by running:

    reboot
    
  4. Install the following packages, if you have not already (I had them installed before, so I skipped this part):

    pacman -S xorg-twm xorg-xclock xterm
    
  5. Restart X:

    startx
    
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I Installed Arch in virtualbox

A virtual machine running in vbox uses a emulated video card instead of your nvidia card.

Which means nvidia like driver is unnecessary.

Try X -configure first, which will generate a probed xorg config, but modern Xorg shouldn't need that at all. (If you have /etc/Xorg/xorg.conf, remove it)

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This didn't help. X -configure returns No device to configure. COnfiguration failed. Server terminated with error (2). – Primož Kralj Jun 20 '14 at 12:36

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