can't resize virtual screen in virtual box

#1

I'e tried ev erything I can find online to change the resolution to 1920x1080 including
-using a custom display size in prefernece
-uses every graphics controllers in the vm setting
-using the vboxguestaddition.iso image both from the package manager and from the virtualbox's website
-and installing guest and host modules
I can't think of anything else to do. the only other issue I can think of is whenever i turn on my laptop I get a message that says "VBclient: The virtualbox kernel service is not running. exiting."
could that be part of the problem? if not and if nobody can think of anything else to do should I switch to a different distro?

#2

can you post the output of

pacman -Qs virtualbox
#3
local/linux419-virtualbox-guest-modules 6.0.6-4 (linux419-extramodules)
    Guest kernel modules for VirtualBox
local/linux420-virtualbox-guest-modules 6.0.6-2 (linux420-extramodules)
    Guest kernel modules for VirtualBox
local/linux420-virtualbox-host-modules 6.0.6-2 (linux420-extramodules)
    Host kernel modules for VirtualBox
local/linux50-virtualbox-guest-modules 6.0.6-6 (linux50-extramodules)
    Guest kernel modules for VirtualBox
local/linux50-virtualbox-host-modules 6.0.6-6 (linux50-extramodules)
    Host kernel modules for VirtualBox
local/virtualbox 6.0.6-2
    Powerful x86 virtualization for enterprise as well as home use
local/virtualbox-ext-vnc 6.0.6-2
    VirtualBox VNC extension pack
local/virtualbox-guest-dkms 6.0.6-2
    VirtualBox Guest kernel modules sources
local/virtualbox-guest-iso 6.0.6-1
    The official VirtualBox Guest Additions ISO image
local/virtualbox-guest-utils 6.0.6-2
    VirtualBox Guest userspace utilities
local/virtualbox-host-dkms 6.0.6-2
    VirtualBox Host kernel modules sources
local/virtualbox-sdk 6.0.6-2
    VirtualBox Software Developer Kit (SDK)

#4
  • remove all the guest stuff from your host
  • remove the dkms modules since you're using kernel specific extramodules
  • remove the sdk if you don't need it
  • install the host modules that correspond to the kernels you use
  • install the extension pack using virtualbox-ext-oracle from the AUR, or manually from virtualbox website

So basically on the host you should have

  • virtualbox
  • virtualbox-guest-iso
  • linux***-virtualbox-host-modules (*** is the version of the kernel(s) you're running)
  • virtualbox-ext-oracle (if you use the AUR version)
#5

okay so I uninstalled everything except the first three things you listed. installed the virtualbox-ext-oracle from the aur and the resize button is till greyed out.

#6

Ok, I'm assuming your host OS is manjaro, is it?
What is your guest OS (linux, windows...) ?
host, the one installed on your computer
guest, the one installed in virtualbox

#7

The OS on the actual computer is manjaro xcfe and the OS I'm using in virtualbox is windows 10

#8

In virtualbox, load the Guest additions CD ( Devices > Insert Guest Additions CD Image...) and install it in windows 10

#9

how would I install it in windows 10? would it be an .exe in my downloads?

#10

It would be a CD-ROM

#11

okay I'm in the cd drive. do I run the VBoxWindowsAddition.exe?

#12

So I run the installer and the installer keeps giving me this error message

Error excuting ""C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox Guest Additions\VBoxDrvInst.exe" driver install "C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox Guest Additions\VBoxWddm.inf" "C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox Guest Additions\install_drivers.log"" (exit code: 2) -- aborting installation

#13

is my virtual machine just doomed?