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Problem with guest additions whonix gateway and workstation

whonix-known-issues
whonix-14

#1

I started with a fresh install both whonix gateway and workstation. Did sudo apt get and dist upgrade, inserted iso file and… Nothing happened. I tried doing the same on a fresh install of linux mint and a cd popped up on my desktop and started the auto run process. Searching google tried probably everything with no solution. Can someone please help me?


#2

Hi o10767761

Your’re having problems mounting iso images? Did you try this workaround?

https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Known_Issues#Mounting_.28CD_.2F_DVD.29_Devices


#3

VirtualBox guest additions are installed by default in Whonix.

https://www.whonix.org/wiki/VirtualBox/Guest_Additions#Installed_by_Default

No manual installation required.

Installation from iso / CD is discouraged.

https://www.whonix.org/wiki/VirtualBox/Guest_Additions#Installation_from_VirtualBox_CD

And should not be required.


#4

Ok thanks for the info. Can you tell me why doesnt the guest os window resize? Whonix XFCE bug solution not working


#5

I don’t have a solution for that unfortunately.


#6

so i was trying to fix something that will not work :smiley: im okay with that, i thought that the problem with that was that i didnt have guest additions.
Is there any other version that will work with scaliing etc? I see 2 versions to download, one with the XFCE and one with the non graphics, but that wont work i guess


#7

The CLI version doesn’t scale for sure. If you could make that work, that would be superb. Haven’t seen that ever.

For the CLI version I even failed to even figure out how to increase the desktop resolution at all for the VirtualBox version.

Well, you an try getting newer VirtualBox version and/or guest addition. That might help. But it’s undocumented/unsupported.

And this could be sorted out as per https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Free_Support_Principle.

Please contribute.