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Seamless mode breaks on Mint 18.3 guest after kernel update

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:04 pm
by Kudalufi
I just installed a new kernel, suggested by Mint Update as a security release, and it breaks seamless mode. The Virtualbox additions are loaded and running, and they seem to perform other functions properly, but seamless mode no longer functions.

I am running Mint 18.3 and just upgraded from kernel 4.13.0-45 to 4.15.0-24, which is interesting because Mint has never offered a kernel of a different minor version as an update. Is this a prep kernel for Mint 19?

I reinstalled the virtualbox guest additions with the new kernel, thinking maybe there was some issue with that. The reinstallation occurred without a hitch, but seamless mode is still broken.

My plan is to update to Mint 19, but this makes me reluctant. Any advice on how to proceed?

Re: Seamless mode breaks on Mint 18.3 guest after kernel update

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:43 am
by Kudalufi
Self-solved. Linux kernel 4.15 and versions of vbox prior to 5.2.8 do not interact nicely, it seems. Upgrading vbox corrected the problem.