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Why does my Fedora guest give a blank screen on boot after I install virtualbox guest add ons?

asked 2012-04-08 18:32:20 -0500

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updated 2012-04-10 00:57:31 -0500

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I am running Fedora 15 on VirtualBox. It runs fine until I install the guest additions pack. Once they're installed, it will boot fine but stop at a blank screen with a blinking cursor. The screen will accept text inputs, and register any special keys as text (e.g. "]^12"). I can get into grub and get into Runlevel 3. I then have no issues logging in, or navigating the file system, but I cannot start the GUI. I know that it's possible to fix, I just do not know how.

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To start with, check /var/logs/Xorg.0.log for errors. That would tell you what is or isn't working as expected.

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answered 2012-04-25 12:02:47 -0500

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You haven't provided the info requested in the comments yet.

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