I have tried to resolve a problem with VirtualBox and despite AJSlye’s help and visiting various forum’s including Virtualbox, the conclusion is that it is related to Netrunner Rolling’s Network Manager. Here is what happens.
I start up, log in and open VB with that has all its required dependencies installed.
I use the up to date Kali 1.09 in VB and plug in my Alfa/Atheros USB wireless adapter. All goes well, until I close down VB.
I then try again to use Kali, but this time VB does not recognise the Alfa and it’s light does not come on.
If I close down VB, I can still use the Alfa and the Network manager icon shows that it is active and it’s
light comes on.
So I try again to use VB and the Alfa has no light and is still not recognised. At this stage if I log out the problem is still there but if I do a reboot the problem clears. I do not have this problem in other distro’s not even Netrunner Frontier or Manjaro itself.
That said I really like Net Rolling because of it’s superior sound output and would like to resove this problem.
Can any one help or is there something I am missing here guy’s… Thanks in advance - Steve
Each of the Manjaro ISO’s (Official and Community Editions) all have different software pre-installed, and different defaults in their configuration scripts, there might just be something not installed or configured differently that is required for it to work properly.
Did you install virtualbox-ext-vnc and virtualbox-guest-utils as well as linux314-virtualbox-host-modules and virtualbox?
The easiest way to get the vitualbox extension pack is from the AUR:
yaourt -S virtualbox-ext-oracle
I also found these in the AUR, they could be usefull:
vagrant-vbguest – a plugin which automatically installs the host’s VirtualBox Guest Additions on the guest system.
kdeplasma-runners-vbox – Allows starting VirtualBox virtual machines from Krunner
Thanks again for being on hand and available, and my apologies for not replying earlier.
I have installed and tried all your recommendations but I am still unable to resolve the problem.
I have also tried other forums and they insist that it is a Net Rolling problem, and as you can see by the output below fromVB’s Kali, when I try to use the USB Wireless again, and before a reboot, there is mention of a Network Manger error, which I can not kill.
Found 2 processes that could cause trouble.
If airodump-ng, aireplay-ng or airtun-ng stops working after
a short period of time, you may want to kill (some of) them!