VirtualBox Guest Additions under Debian 7 (wheezy) on 32-bit systems

Today I was trying to get the Guest Additions service to start properly in my Virtual Box VMs running 32-bit versions of Debian 7 (wheezy). In fact I was getting the following error message at start-up:

Starting VirtualBox AdditionsVboxService: error: VbglR3Init failed with rc=VERR_FILE_NOT_FOUND

What fixed the issue for me was quite simple. I tried to run:

/usr/lib/dkms/dkms_autoinstaller start

However, it prompted me to install Linux headers first, which I did. As part of the post-install process I noticed that dkms changes were being made. After logging out and back in, I noticed that window resizing was now causing the guest desktop to resize accordingly and after a reboot I saw the above error did not show up any longer.

About Luigi Di Fraia

I am a Senior DevOps Engineer so I get to work with the latest technologies and open-source software. However, in my private time I enjoy retro-computing.
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