VirtualBox Guest Additions for FreeBSD Guest

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I was performing some tests in FreeBSD 9.1. The KDE desktop was too small and I want to show you how I have installed the Guest Additions to get full-screen mode.

Let’s view my situation.

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root@FreeBSD-unixmen:/root # uname -a
FreeBSD FreeBSD-unixmen 9.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE #0 r243826: Tue Dec 4 06:55:39 UTC 2012 root@obrian.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386

Option 1

First, install the emulators/virtualbox-ose-additions package or port in the FreeBSD guest.

This will install the port:

# cd /usr/ports/emulators/virtualbox-ose-additions && make install clean

Note, if you get issues with the FreeBSD kernel source, you can use the method below.

Option 2

root@FreeBSD-unixmen:/usr/ports/emulators/virtualbox-ose-additions # pkg_add -r virtualbox-ose-additions
Fetching ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-9.1-release/Latest/virtualbox-ose-additions.tbz... Done.
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VirtualBox Guest Additions were installed.
You need to enable the vboxguest startscript to load the kernel module and
vboxservice to use host time synchronization.
vboxguest_enable="YES"
vboxservice_enable="YES"
You also have to add all X11 users that want to use any of the additional
features (clipboard sharing, window scaling) to the wheel group.
% pw groupmod wheel -m jerry
Reboot the machine to load the needed kernel modules.
For detailed informations please visit http://wiki.freebsd.org/VirtualBox
=============================================================================

Add this to /etc/rc.conf:

vboxguest_enable="YES"
vboxservice_enable="YES"

You also have to add all X11 users that want to use any of the additional features (clipboard sharing, window scaling) to the wheel group:

% pw groupmod wheel -m pirat9

Check if you are a member of wheel group:

id pirat9
uid=1001(pirat9) gid=1001(pirat9) groups=1001(pirat9),0(wheel)

Reboot to load the new configuration.

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Enjoy!

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