Jaunty VM login screen failure - SOLVED

David Fletcher dave at thefletchers.net
Sun Apr 12 00:01:32 UTC 2009

On Sunday 05 Apr 2009, David Fletcher wrote:
> I'm playing with a Jaunty VM running under VirtualBox.
> I restored a backup of my home directories to the VM and restored the user 
> accounts by editing the passwd, shadow and group files.
> I can log in to the VM using my restored account ID and password and use it.
> But when I log out the log in screen is black. I can get it to display by 
> telling VirtualBox to close the machine then cancelling the options box but 
> it does not respond. I can only log in again by powering off and restarting 
> the machine.
> Any ideas please?
> Dave

Remove VirtualBox 2.1
Install VirtualBox 2.2
Fire up the Jaunty VM
Install the new version of the Guest Additions (it now works without hacking 
the installer)
Reboot the VM
It now works.
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