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[Docs] Add a hint on Virtualbox machine setup #70886

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allgreed commented Oct 9, 2019

By default VMSVGA is set, which causes failure upon X startup.

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I've wasted too much time on this while trying out NixOS on Virtualbox. Hope no one else will.

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By default VMSVGA is set, which causes failure upon X startup.
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matthewbauer commented Oct 9, 2019

Adding docs is definitely good, but I’d also like to understand why VMSVGA doesn’t work. Update: probably missing drivers

You may want to try out the preconfigured .ova file we provide:

https://releases.nixos.org/nixos/19.09/nixos-19.09.716.88bbb3c8096/nixos-19.09.716.88bbb3c8096-x86_64-linux.ova

@matthewbauer matthewbauer merged commit 43c940f into NixOS:master Nov 7, 2019
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