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Installing Guest additions for Debian

Insert guest additions cd from VirtualBox UI

su -
apt install linux-headers-amd64 linux-headers-`uname -r` build-essential module-assistant
m-a prepare
mount /dev/sr0 /mnt

Restart VirtualBox Client

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## As your user
ps aux | grep VBoxClient
killall -9 VBoxClient
ps aux | grep VBoxClient
## should be none running as your user now, if there are, try to kill them or wait for a min

## Now start the clients back up (this resides in /usr/bin if not pathed for you)