Yeah, VirtualBox is a strange thing.
I know that Mac OS also is a strange thing. I have tried all day to make a MacOS virtualbox. But I did fail too, after many attempts.
@guru I don’t think that it is just a little thing missing for it to get working.
This can take days/weeks/months to debug. I guess you already know that. I do agree that a hint could be nice.
But I don’t think the time investment is worth it at the moment.
I think the problem with qemu and mouse support would be a easier problem to solve, without knowing anything of the problem.
Well, installing it wasn’t the problem. Installing it successfully turned out to be the hard part - see below.
Anyway, thanks for the instructions. I made another attempt to install it from the virtualbox.org repository and faced the same errors about kernel headers:
This system is currently not set up to build kernel modules.
Please install the Linux kernel "header" files matching the current kernel
for adding new hardware support to the system.
The distribution packages containing the headers are probably:
So something is a bit off with my kernel, it seems.
I booted the VB and with difficulties I managed to login on tty1 (the problem is that the system jumps back always after 1-3 secs to tty7 where the cursor blinks, so typing is not that easy). I could even fire up there ps ax > file and look into the processes.
How the phosh process is named, to kill it and get a stable bash session to look around?
Yep, this worked and I have now a stable session on any tty1…6.
When I start as root phosh again (to see in the tty1 the errors) it says:
pci id for fd 9: 80ee:beef, driver (null) (process;1229): phoc-wlroots-CRITICAL **: 06:49:41.506: [src/main.c:178] Unable to open wayland socket: No such file or directory
I can restart it with systemctl start phosh and I’m again in the same situation as after boot: black screen on tty7 and system always jumps back to this. On tty1 from where I did the restart are no messages. Where I could find the messages from phosh?
Wayland has had a bug, which might have been why I could not launch the graphics.
When I tested in my previous post I had version 6.0.3, which had the “Wayland bug”, it is now fixed
in the new release, and the beautiful Phosh is now launching correct.
sorry, ignore this post. I figured out my mistake. I had not downloaded an x86-64 image. the qemu boxes does work now, but I’m having the same problem as @guru, no mouse visible?! I’m not seeing a solution in this thread. if anyone else has found a solution, I’d be interested in knowing what it is.