So, I've been trying to get the latest Manjaro xfce edition installed in Virtualbox on my computer--seems like a good way to try out Manjaro and is useful as a VM. I've run into multiple problems, all but one of which I've solved--getting clipboard running between the Manjaro VM and the rest of my machine. Because this is crucial for my use of the VM, I can't proceed with Manjaro unless I can fix this.
I've followed all the instructions on [HowTo] VirtualBox - Installation, USB, Shared folders for Manjaro guest installation and configuration. vboxservice is running. With some effort, I got the shared folder working. But the clipboard is not functioning at all (yup, enabled in Devices menu).
When I run ps aux | grep -i vboxc* I can see VBoxClient entries for display, seamless, and draganddrop, but not for clipboard. On another VM when I run ' VBoxClient --clipboard ', my ability to use the clipboard returns (if it has disappeared). I can run the command here, there's no error msg, but ps aux detects no change in the list of VBoxClient entries and the clipboard remains non-functional. Any thoughts / suggestions? (See system specs below)
As for other problems I encountered and solved, which may be helpful for others, they include these: After initial installation and reboot in virtualbox, Manjaro takes 4 minutes to start, opens under user 'manjaro' rather than the user I gave, and no changes I make remain after reboot. The problem is that the reboot is off the .iso file, not the installed copy of Manjaro. You have to use Virtualbox > Storage >Settings to remove the .iso files. I've never seen something like this happen w/ another distribution so this was very confusing to me.
Another issue is that the Shared folder does not seem to work, even after precise following of instructions to set up the folder. The problem is that Manjaro gives no privileges to 'other' to the /media folder, so my user cannot access the shared folder mounted in it. chown o+rx /media fixed the problem.
$ inxi -Fxz
System: Host: joelm Kernel: 5.4.6-2-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.2.0 Desktop: Xfce 4.14.1
Distro: Manjaro Linux
Machine: Type: Virtualbox System: innotek product: VirtualBox v: 1.2 serial:
Mobo: Oracle model: VirtualBox v: 1.2 serial: BIOS: innotek v: VirtualBox date: 12/01/2006
CPU: Topology: Single Core model: Intel Core i7-8700 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Kaby Lake rev: A L2 cache: 12.0 MiB
flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 bogomips: 6386
Speed: 3192 MHz min/max: N/A Core speed (MHz): 1: 3192
Graphics: Device-1: InnoTek Systemberatung VirtualBox Graphics Adapter driver: vboxvideo v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.6 driver: modesetting resolution: 1880x968~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 9.0.0 256 bits) v: 3.3 Mesa 19.3.1 direct render: Yes
Audio: Device-1: Intel 82801AA AC97 Audio vendor: Dell driver: snd_intel8x0 v: kernel bus ID: 00:05.0
Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.6-2-MANJARO
Network: Device-1: Intel 82540EM Gigabit Ethernet driver: e1000 v: 7.3.21-k8-NAPI port: d010 bus ID: 00:03.0
IF: enp0s3 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac:
Device-2: Intel 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI type: network bridge driver: piix4_smbus v: N/A port: d200 bus ID: 00:07.0
Drives: Local Storage: total: 30.00 GiB used: 4.64 GiB (15.5%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: VirtualBox model: VBOX HARDDISK size: 30.00 GiB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 29.40 GiB used: 4.64 GiB (15.8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
Sensors: Message: No sensors data was found. Is sensors configured?
Info: Processes: 143 Uptime: 43m Memory: 6.14 GiB used: 1.86 GiB (30.4%) Init: systemd Compilers: gcc: N/A Shell: bash
v: 5.0.11 inxi: 3.0.37