Remove running in software rendering mode in Linux Mint Virtualbox
After a fresh install of Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” on Virtualbox the software rendering mode error box appears. This is confusing because the actual resizing of Linux Mint inside of Virtualbox works like charm.
The solution is rather simple. Some but not all parts of the virtualbox guest additions are installed by default. You have to remove the default installation with this command:
sudo apt remove virtualbox-guest*
Then you have to mount the Virtualbox Guest additions CD image and open up a terminal. Get to the VBOXADDITIONS path:
yourUser should be replaced by the user you are currently using on Linux Mint and VBOXADDITIONS_version should be the name of the guest additions CD image. In my case it looks like this:
Now start the installation by running
After a restart of you virtual machine the error should be gone.
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