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by esbeeb
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: [SOLVED] Need a Windows VM to start at boot time, how? Cockpit? VirtualBox?
Replies: 14
Views: 595

Re: Need a Windows VM to start at boot time, how? Cockpit? VirtualBox?

To get my RDP server within Virtualbox 6 working properly, I re-installed Virtualbox6, but not from the MX Linux Testing Repos. Here's how I did that: I removed all my virtualbox6-related packages from those Testing repos, listed in previous post. I also removed the line with reference to virtualbox...
by esbeeb
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: [SOLVED] Need a Windows VM to start at boot time, how? Cockpit? VirtualBox?
Replies: 14
Views: 595

Re: Need a Windows VM to start at boot time, how? Cockpit? VirtualBox?

Here are all the packages I installed from the testing repo, BTW: ii virtualbox 6.0.10-dfsg-1~mx17+1 amd64 x86 virtualization solution - base binaries ii virtualbox-dkms 6.0.10-dfsg-1~mx17+1 all x86 virtualization solution - kernel module sources for dkms ii virtualbox-ext-pack 6.0.10-1~mx17+1 all e...
by esbeeb
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: [SOLVED] Need a Windows VM to start at boot time, how? Cockpit? VirtualBox?
Replies: 14
Views: 595

RDP feature in VirtualBox 6 doesn't work

I'm trying to make an RDP connection to Virtualbox's in-built RDP server, to access my Windows 10 Home VM (which otherwise works fine), and I can't connect. Note that Windows 10 Home does not include an RDP server itself, but Virtualbox has a built-in RDP server feature, where you connect to your lo...
by esbeeb
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: [SOLVED] Need a Windows VM to start at boot time, how? Cockpit? VirtualBox?
Replies: 14
Views: 595

Re: Need a Windows VM to start at boot time, how? Cockpit? VirtualBox?

OK, that worked. HiDPI is not smooth at all, however. Once I jacked up the font to 16 using qt5ct (then Applied, and clicked OK to Exit), then it looked OK on my 13" HD laptop screen (no light font on light background any longer, font size is OK looking), but if I drag the VirtualBox window to my se...
by esbeeb
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: [SOLVED] Need a Windows VM to start at boot time, how? Cockpit? VirtualBox?
Replies: 14
Views: 595

Re: Need a Windows VM to start at boot time, how? Cockpit? VirtualBox?

Maybe I need to add:

export QT_QPA_PLATFORMTHEME=qt5ct

...to the end of my ~/.bashrc,and log out and in again?
by esbeeb
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: [SOLVED] Need a Windows VM to start at boot time, how? Cockpit? VirtualBox?
Replies: 14
Views: 595

Re: Need a Windows VM to start at boot time, how? Cockpit? VirtualBox?

I installed qt5ct, and tried to run it on the command line, but then I got the error message, in a GUI dialog, saying: "The QT_QPA_PLATFORMTHEME environment variable is not set correctly" Then I ran: export QT_QPA_PLATFORMTHEME=qt5ct ...and then I could sucessfully launch it. But whatever I chose di...
by esbeeb
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: [SOLVED] Need a Windows VM to start at boot time, how? Cockpit? VirtualBox?
Replies: 14
Views: 595

Re: Need a Windows VM to start at boot time, how? Cockpit? VirtualBox?

The following screenshot might look acceptable to you,if you have a large monitor (like 32"), but crushed into my 13" laptop HiDPI HD display, the font is very tiny: https://ebt.support/images/virtualbox_6_crap.png mod note: image changed to link, please be mindful of the offsite linked size limitat...
by esbeeb
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: [SOLVED] Need a Windows VM to start at boot time, how? Cockpit? VirtualBox?
Replies: 14
Views: 595

Re: Need a Windows VM to start at boot time, how? Cockpit? VirtualBox?

OK, I installed VirtualBox 6 from the testing repo. This pulled in the virtualbox-qt package. Now my Virtualbox looks like garbage, as the font has become really small. Also, there is a very light font on a light background. Is there a package I can install to adjust the qt-specific desktop widget s...
by esbeeb
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: [SOLVED] Need a Windows VM to start at boot time, how? Cockpit? VirtualBox?
Replies: 14
Views: 595

[SOLVED] Need a Windows VM to start at boot time, how? Cockpit? VirtualBox?

Edit: Please see here for more info on how I got my Windows 10 Home VM to start automatically, and non-interactively at boot time, in Linux Mint 18.1: https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=94338 Read the last post by me in this thread, in order to see how I got Virtualbox 6.0.10's in-bui...

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