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[HOWTO] a trick for launching virtualbox from your laptop

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[HOWTO] a trick for launching virtualbox from your laptop

Postby sksbir » Thu Sep 17, 2015 4:00 am

Hello

Here is a little workaroung I found in order to launch virtualbox from your PC. This applies if you don't want or not have the ability to connect screen,keyboard and mouse to your NAS.

Tested with AS5002T, ADM2.4.2RIG1 , virtualbox_4.3.28.r01

1/ retrieve an X11 emulator. You need to have a X11 server on your PC . I downloaded and started mobaxterm in portable version (free), just with default settings.

2/ get IP address of your PC

3/ log on your NAS, edit the file /volume1/.@plugins/AppCentral/virtualbox/CONTROL/env.sh

Search for the line
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export DISPLAY=:0

Replace or add below this line :
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export DISPLAY=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:0

where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is the IP address of your PC.
example:
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export DISPLAY=192.168.1.34:0


4/ launch the application :
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cd /volume1/.@plugins/AppCentral/virtualbox
./VirtualBox.sh

The virtualbox control windows should appears on your desktop.

5/ proceed with what you wanted to do with virtualbox.

Be carefull with the IP address of your PC. If it uses dhcp configuration IP address may change.

Enjoy :)
sksbir
 
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