Thanks for your response!
I also got a lot of help on Interlinked IRC chat #Adelie-Support
Here's the copy/paste from the session...
After doing manual install to VirtualBox VM, I want to try KDE. I
add kde` and it completed without error. Now what do I do? How do I use
And ... Is there a way to boot to a graphical login window?
@awilfox A. Wilcox 14:23:20
we're still working on setting up the graphical login screen (technical
term is a 'display manager')
it's packaged but not working right entirely yet
you should likely also run `apk add x11` (to also install X11 drivers and
then you can run the following few commands:
# rc-update add consolekit default
this adds ConsoleKit to your default runlevel
# service consolekit start
this starts the ConsoleKit service so you don't have to restart the VM
then, as your user:
create a file called ~/.xinitrc
and paste the following line in to it:
exec ck-launch-session dbus-launch --exit-with-session startkde
then you may run $ startx
to start KDE
Cool! Waiting for `apk add x11` now.
FYI, the default VirtualBox display graphics controller didn't seem to
work. `VBoxVGA` seems to work for at least the console.
We'll see about X11/KDE.
@awilfox A. Wilcox 14:36:56
yeah, we've had other reports of VBox3D not working properly, and I was
able to actually lock up a test Mac laptop running VirtualBox with it :(
not sure why. it seemed to not work in Fedora, too, but Ubuntu was ok
Hmmm, I'm on Fedora.
@awilfox A. Wilcox 14:42:32
I meant as a guest
running Fedora in VirtualBox gave the same error as running Adelie in it,
but I could run Ubuntu in VirtualBox
* awilfox only has one x86 machine, and it is a Mac
Hmmm ... (EE) no screens found(EE)
@Aerdan Kiyoshi Aman 14:53:20
I don't recall if the `x11` meta package pulls in mesa-dri-*
It wasn't loaded ... I installed it.... Same error. :-(
@Aerdan Kiyoshi Aman 14:59:10
could you upload the whole xorg.log somewhere, please?
Is there an easy way to do that from a VirtualBox VM?
@Aerdan Kiyoshi Aman 15:03:10
install openssh-client and scp it to a VPS or something? or use curl with
@awilfox A. Wilcox 15:04:37
you can also `apk add ix` and then run
cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | ix
Never knew about `ix`. Cool!
@awilfox A. Wilcox 15:10:24
I think you need the guest additions :/
... and that fails with `Unable to determine correct library path.`
@awilfox A. Wilcox 15:12:04
hmph, I thought it might be broken on musl
but I didn't realise it was quite that bad
Aerdan: djt: one of you want to try and see if you can get vbox guest
additions building on an x86 box? I have my paws full with ARM64 right now
@Aerdan Kiyoshi Aman 15:13:01
(I still haven't gotten adélie installed in vmware, but that's in part
because vmware's EFI 'support' doesn't extend to using it to load DVD
@awilfox A. Wilcox 15:13:20
or maybe ask aranea, since he is the kernel module wizard
@Aerdan Kiyoshi Aman 15:14:16
there is still a distinct lack of a tutorial on how to build kernel
modules, yeah. :\
FYI, I sent messages to adelie-users on the webpage and through email, but
I didn't see the message posted on the webpage.
... before trying here.
@awilfox A. Wilcox 15:35:02
I do see your email in my inbox. you sent it right after I went through
my messages for the morning, so I wouldn't have seen it for another 2-3
the mailing list archives page seems to have this weird behaviour where it
doesn't show messages you send, only responses... idk why
Ahh, OK. In case you didn't know, I thought you should. :-)
@awilfox A. Wilcox 15:39:43
@awilfox A. Wilcox 16:33:48
oh? that's great!
You were right about the guest additions...
It's a simple change to get them to compile...
@awilfox A. Wilcox 16:34:33
I moved `VBoxLinuxAdditions.run` to root's home dir.
Then executed `./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run --keep`
... it fails, but leaves everything behind in `./install`
then change 1 line in `./install/install.sh`
libs=`ldconfig -v 2>/dev/null ......`
libs=`ldconfig -p 2>/dev/null .....`
@awilfox A. Wilcox 16:40:16
Oh yeah, and get lots of dependencies ...
@awilfox A. Wilcox 16:41:07
we may need to fix ldconfig if -v doesn't respond the way it should
Maybe, IDK. They're definitely different, but I wonder if `-p` is more
I propably installed too much for dependencies, but I installed kernel
source, make, xz, perl, and probably something other stuff.
@awilfox A. Wilcox 16:44:16
not sure if Perl is required, but I do know that easy-kernel-src and make
and xz would be
This is VirtualBox 6.0.4, in case it makes a difference.
So everything seems to work now except the Adélie Linux guest doesn't
automatically resize the window when I change it's size. Probably a few
more `apk add`'s and some configuration will fix that.
On Fri, Apr 5, 2019 at 4:55 PM Fungi4All <fungilife(a)protonmail.com> wrote:
On Friday, April 5, 2019 3:00 PM, Rick Graham <rickhg12hs(a)gmail.com>
I want to try Adélie Linux in a VirtualBox VM. After doing the manual
install, and `apk add kde`, what do I need to do to use KDE? Is there a way
to boot to a graphical login window?
If you don't want a display manager you will need xinit pkg a .xinitrc
file on your home directory with the command
at the end of the file. I don't use kde, I use openbox and it worked
Then when you log in you can use xinit or startx and you will be in KDE
I am not part of the adelie team, just a user. I hope I helped.
If you get a rights error, I don't remember, you will need a file in
with the following line in it:
needs_root_rights = yes
Then issue startx again and you should be on.