Virtualbox and Ubuntu 14.04 Display issue

If you have installed virtualbox in your windows/Ubuntu PC and guest is ubuntu 14.04 then you can see the issue with display to fix the issue try the following solution

Running windows virtualbox host

Open your host and go to Devices --> select insert guest additions Cd image option this will start installing VBoxGuestAdditions-4.3.10 package

After the installation you need to restart your ubuntu guest to get the normal display resolution.

Running ubuntu virtualbox host

On virtualbox you have to install "Guest Additions". There is no need to set a resolution via Ubuntu settings. From your guest window select

Devices -> Insert Guest Additions CD image

In Ubuntu open a terminal, navigate to cd folder (usually /media/VBOXADDITIONS*) and run

sh ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run

After the installation you need to restart your ubuntu guest to get the normal display resolution.

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2 thoughts on “Virtualbox and Ubuntu 14.04 Display issue

  1. A better solution is to use the canonical vboxguestaddition iso.

    Virtualbox prompts you to download the file VBoxGuestAdditions-4.3.10.iso.
    Do not download this one, do not use this one.

    Install the canonical version :
    sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-additions-iso

    The iso will be located here :
    /usr/share/virtualbox/VBoxGuestAdditions.iso

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