phpVirtualbox console not working - blank

  • unfortunately not :

    root@backup-nas:~# date
    Wed 24 May 15:52:13 CEST 2017
    root@backup-nas:~# service vboxweb-service status
    ● vboxweb-service.service
    Loaded: not-found (Reason: No such file or directory)
    Active: inactive (dead)
    root@backup-nas:~# service vboxweb-service start
    Failed to start vboxweb-service.service: Unit vboxweb-service.service failed to load: No such file or directory.
  • since Virtualbox is functioning, except for the Console, I guess I'd better leave it alone.

    One quirk that might hold some clue :
    the VM directory is /srv/dev-disk-by-id-md-name-nas-softraid/VM
    The virtual machines are stored in /srv/dev-disk-by-id-md-name-nas-softraid/VM/virtual_machines
    This directory is a symlink to /VM on the OS drive because SSD.

    Could this be causing the issue as per OP ??

  • I also meet same issue on OMV 4.X.
    phpvirtualbox small preview can see vm is running, but CONSOLE cannot see anything.
    besides, I can use RealVNC to connect without error, but no images show up. Black on realvnc screen.

  • You can also try this,
    worked for me after fresh install of OMV 4
    Keep in mind that it will remove VNC, but RDP and console is working perfectly after installing this.
    Check Vbox version upfront, newest from OMV Extra repo is Vitualbox 5.2.24:

    Upgrade Ext Pack:

    vboxmanage extpack install --replace /root/Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-5.2.24.vbox-extpack

    Remove VNC, use RDP instead:

    vboxmanage list extpacks
    vboxmanage extpack uninstall VNC
    vboxmanage extpack cleanup

    Maybe you can skip the update, but I didn`t try ^^

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