I’m running VirtualBox in X11 mode. I’ve got my VMs up and running fine, and now and now want to exit out of the X11 application w/o shutting down the VMs. How?

(You): I’m running VirtualBox in X11 mode. I’ve got my VMs up and running fine, and now and now want to exit out of the X11 application w/o shutting down the VMs. How?

(Vinay): you can actually save the state

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(Michel): I’ve not used VBox for a while, but shouldn’t closing the X11 application *not* kill the VMs? I think they should still run in the background

(You): I’m trying it now… you’re right! VirtualBox kept running– can I do the same thing w/ the guest console windows?

(Michel): I do believe you can. you should be able to reopen the windows you want from the Virtual Machine Manager (or whatever the exact term is). Have you tried Seamless Mode too?

(You): Do you mean headless mode, or is seamless something different?

(Michel): take a look: http://www.google.de/search?q=seamless+mode&num=20&hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&source=univ&tbs=vid:1&tbo=u&ei=YBPbS9GJIIKhOPGG0ccP&sa=X&oi=video_result_group&ct=title&resnum=4&ved=0CB4QqwQwAw&cts=1272648555808 [http://www.google.de/search?q=seamless+mode&num=20&hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&source=univ&tbs=vid:1&tbo=u&ei=YBPbS9GJIIKhOPGG0ccP&sa=X&oi=video_result_group&ct=title&resnum=4&ved=0CB4QqwQwAw&cts=1272648555808]

(Michel): you can run your guest applications directly on the host desktop

(You): Oh, I have X11 turned off on the host machine (too much memory) — I’m running X using “ssh -X”

(Michel): ah ok. makes sense that you’re looking for a way to close the window. I personally use -Y instead of -X — some apps like Emacs need it

(You): Wow! I didn’t even know about -Y until now.

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