I have Windows 7 host with several Debian 7.1 guests installed via VirtualBox 4.2.14. I dont have X Window, or some other GUI addon on my Debian. I have installed VirtualBoxGuestAdditions with option --nox11, but still got an error about installing X Window drivers. Neverthless people on the forums say that its ok and that parameter just prevents the installation from failing, but not prevents the error itself. VirtualBoxGuestAdditions start when I load the guest machine: it is printed to the screen. The additions really work: I can use the shared folders.
Now I want to use
- Shared clipboard
Unfortunately, both of them do not work.
I try to copy in all the ways and directions: ctrl-c/ctrl-v, ctrl-u/ctrl-y, nano editor shortcuts, bash clipboard shortcuts, copying by mouse in Windows to paste in Debian and vice versa - no results. I wonder can I use Shared Clipboard without the GUI inreface in my Debian?
And the mouse is just captured as it was before by virtual machine. When its captured inside the machine window - I cannot see and use it.
Where I went wrong? Or, may be, I just cannot use these features without installing X Window? If yes, can I istall X Window AFTER the additions installation?
UPDATE: I have installed a very useful gpm utility which enables a mouse on my guest machine! Still I dont have a shared clipboard.