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FS#67299 - [virtualbox-guest-utils] vboxdrmclient.service fails with exit code 252

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Opened by Greyson Christoforo (greyltc) - Thursday, 16 July 2020, 17:20 GMT
Last edited by Christian Hesse (eworm) - Friday, 17 July 2020, 06:30 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages
Status Closed
Assigned To Christian Hesse (eworm)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


VMSVGA window resizing is not working under wayland (gnome via gdm). I haven't tested X. Tested with a fresh Arch guest running under a VirtualBox 6.1.12 host.

To recreate this you can `pacman -Syu gnome gdm virtualbox-guest-utils` and reboot

I assume the window resizing is broken is because the vboxdrmclient.service fails with exit code 252. I can't seem to get any more ouput on the failure than that.

Could this possibly be related to /usr/bin/VBoxDRMClient missing the setuid bit?

$ sudo journalctl -b0 -u vboxdrmclient.service
-- Logs begin at Thu 2020-07-16 10:09:40 UTC, end at Thu 2020-07-16 11:48:28 UTC. --
Jul 16 11:25:19 measurebox systemd[1]: Started VirtualBox Guest VMSVGA resize client.
Jul 16 11:25:20 measurebox systemd[1]: vboxdrmclient.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=252/n/a
Jul 16 11:25:20 measurebox systemd[1]: vboxdrmclient.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.

FYI VMSVGA window resizing is working if the guest additions are installed via the official Guest Additions ISO from oracle and their VBoxDRMClient binary has the setuid bit.
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Closed by  Christian Hesse (eworm)
Friday, 17 July 2020, 06:30 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  linux 5.7.9.arch1-1
Comment by Christian Hesse (eworm) - Thursday, 16 July 2020, 21:11 GMT
Please try linux 5.7.9.arch1-1 or linux-lts 5.4.52-1.