How to make guest additions work?

For 5.4.6-2 guest's kernel I installed in there linux54-virtualbox-guest-modules and virtualbox-guest-utils. Rebooted and nothing happened. In the View menu Auto-resize Guest Display is marked, but inactive. Adjust windows size doesn't help either.

Did you enable and start the service?

sudo systemctl enable --now vboxservice.service
sudo usermod -a -G vboxsf <useruame>

sudo systemctl enable --now vboxservice.service
reboot

are done.

There is quite a few issues relating to this.

For the moment VirtualBox behaves erratic and inconsistent.

Have you tried applying VBoxSVGA before installing in the VM?

VirtualBox will flag such as an inconsistent configuration - just ignore it.

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You could install the guest additions manually. Just download the guest additions iso according to your virtualbox version from here:

https://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/

Then, add it as optical drive to your virtual machine and run the installer inside your guest OS.

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It was necessary is to set to VBoxSVGA and sudo pacman -Syu virtualbox-guest-iso . Started to work even without reboot.

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