I am running virtualbox 4.2.4 r81684 on an ubuntu 12.10 installation with cinnamon desktop I have just installed ubuntu 12.10 server in virtual box and I have guest additions installed virtualbox was installed using these instructions http://www.liberiangeek.net/2012/09/install-virtualbox-4-2-via-its-repository-in-ubuntu-12-04/
I have bi directional set under shared clipboard and there is a grey tick next to VBoxGuestAdditions.iso when I check the devices
So why is it that when I copy text from my host can I not paste it into my guest? If I use CTRL+v on the command line of Ubuntu Server (guest) I get nothing and if I CTRL+v a second time I just get ASCII characters.
I get the same problem if I use Shift+Insert
Session information shows that guest additions is not detected
￼ Runtime Attributes Screen Resolution 640x480x32￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼ Clipboard Mode Bidirectional￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼ Drag'n'Drop Mode Bidirectional￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼ VT-x/AMD-V Enabled￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼ Nested Paging Enabled￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼ Guest Additions Not Detected￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼ Guest OS Type Ubuntu (64 bit) Remote Desktop Server Port Not Available￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼ ￼ Storage Statistics Controller: IDE Controller IDE Secondary Master: DMA Transfers 16￼ PIO Transfers 534￼ Data Read 49,152 B Data Written 0 B Controller: SATA Controller SATA Port 0: DMA Transfers 6,606￼ Data Read 159,972,352 B Data Written 3,717,120 B ￼ Network Statistics Adapter 1 Data Transmitted 2,170 B Data Received 16,977 B