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VirtualBox 4.3.20 Maintenance Release

Posted by essjae on November 21, 2014

https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Changelog

VirtualBox 4.3.20 (released 2014-11-21)

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:

  • VMM: fixed reboot hang of 32-bit Windows SMP guests (bug #13319, #13462)
  • VMM: proper Math Fault handling with certain legacy guests (bug #9042, AMD hosts)
  • VMM: fixed a Guru Meditation VINF_EM_TRIPLE_FAULT on older CPUs that don’t support MSR-bitmaps (VT-x only; bugs #13034, #13125, #13311, #13425, #13426, #13463, #13585)
  • GUI: fix 3D overlay window re-parenting issue when VM goes to full screen mode on X11 hosts.
  • GUI: fix occasional loss of focus in full-screen mode on X11 host systems (4.3.16 regression)
  • GUI: Mac OS X: wizards should have Cancel button (bug #12541)
  • GUI: added a global option to prevent automatic raising of the new window by mouse move with multi-screen guests (bug #8878)
  • API: accept remote display port 0 as the default RDP port (bug #8534)
  • VBoxManage: fixed crash when executing showvminfo command under certain circumstances (bug #13190)
  • ACPI: fixed occasional Guru Meditations in ACPI timer code (4.3.18 regression; bug #13521)
  • EFI: improved performance of IDE disk access
  • EFI: fixed a bug in the EFI video driver which prevented Windows to boot in UEFI mode (bug #12022)
  • EFI: properly announce the amount of RAM for big VMs (bugs #11103 and #13211)
  • Storage: fixed a crash under certain circumstances when a medium was ejected from a drive attached to the SATA controller without inserting a new medium before pausing or closing the VM (4.3.16 regression)
  • Storage: fixed an interrupt acknowledge issue causing hanging guests or slower I/O (4.3.18 regression)
  • Storage: fixed broken resume after the VM was suspended due to a full disk if host I/O caching is used
  • Storage: fixed a Guru Meditation under certain conditions when using the DevLsiLogic controller with VMs running in raw mode (4.3 regression; bugs #12254, #12655, #12709, #12774, #12886)
  • Guest Control: fixed a bug which might lead to a crash during recursive copy
  • SDK: Java COM bindings fixes
  • iPXE: enable the HTTP download protocol (bug #13628)
  • Runtime: do not use a fixed stack size creating temporary threads during initialization (bug #13038)
  • Windows hosts: fixed more startup problems on certain Windows hosts due to conflicts with anti-virus software; better error reporting (4.3.14 regression; bug #13187)
  • Windows hosts: fixed DirectSound host audio failure under certain conditions (bug #13418)
  • Windows hosts: fixed additional cases of 4.3.14 regression whereby AltGr stopped working for some people (bug #13216)
  • Windows Additions: preserve guest monitor layout when resizing Windows 7 or newer guests
  • Linux Additions: Linux 3.18 compile fixes (bug #13515)

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VirtualBox 4.3.6 Released

Posted by essjae on December 26, 2013

https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

VirtualBox 4.3.6 (released 2013-12-18)

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:

  • VMM: fixed a Guru Meditation VINF_EM_TRIPLE_FAULT caused by VMCB caching with nested paging on certain AMD CPUs (bug #12451)
  • VMM: fixed a Guru Meditation VERR_VMX_UNEXPECTED_INTERRUPTION_EXIT_TYPE while intercepting debug exceptions (VT-x only; bug #12410)
  • VMM: fixed a Guru Meditation VERR_SVM_UNEXPECTED_EXIT while intercepting debug register accesses (AMD-V only; bug #12481)
  • VMM: fixed a VERR_SSM_STRUCTURE_MAGIC error when trying to load a saved state made with VBox 4.3.4 when VT-x/AMD-V is disabled. Unfortunately, VBox 4.3.4 produced broken saved states for this configuration so you have to discard these states (bug #12414)
  • VMM: added a few more MSRs to the whitelist required by certain guests (bug #12245)
  • GUI: fixed deleting of inaccessible VMs (4.3 regression, bug #12205)
  • GUI: fixed warnings in VM settings / number of guest processors (bug #12480)
  • Main: don’t automatically enable 64-bit guests on 64-bit hosts if VT-x/AMD-V is not available (bug #12424)
  • Main: always expose the DMI memory information to Windows 2012 guests (bug #12017)
  • Main: fixed occasional crashes on guest display resolution change (bug #7063)
  • Main: fixed reporting back temporary name when calling IGuestSession::DirectoryCreateTemp() (bug #12498)
  • API: fix for a hang when launching a GUI VM through the API, which crashes due to GUI unavailability
  • Storage: fix for BLKCACHE_IOERR runtime errors under rare circumstances (bug #11030)
  • Network: allow to start more than 5 PCNet instances (bug #12426)
  • E1000: if the cable was disconnected before the guest initialized the device, the link status was not properly set to ‘down’ after the initialization completed despite the fact that there was no connection
  • 3D support: fixed offset of guest 3D image elements (Mac OS X Retina hosts only; bug #11021)
  • Solaris hosts: fixed accessing the host driver from non-global zones (4.3 regression, bug #12271)

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VirtualBox 4.3.4 Released Nov 29

Posted by essjae on December 5, 2013

A little late on this one.

VirtualBox 4.3.4 (released 2013-11-29)
https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Changelog
This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:

  • VMM: fix for a bug in the Local APIC emulation causing a BSOD when booting certain guests (4.3.0 regression; bug #12240)
  • VMM: fixed loading of saved states if VT-x/AMD-V was disabled (4.3.2 regression; bug #12291)
  • VMM: fixed single-stepping inside the guest for certain instructions (VT-x only; bug #10947)
  • VMM: fixed a performance issue involving APIC accesses after rebooting a VM (4.3.0 regression; VT-x only; bug #12296)
  • VMM: fixed TPR patching to be enabled for 32-bit guests even when the chosen guest type is 64-bit (4.3.0 regression; AMD-V only)
  • VMM: fixed occasional VINF_EM_TRIPLE_FAULT errors on hosts without the unrestricted guest execution feature (bug #12198)
  • GUI: don’t bother the user with the BPP warning if no Guest Additions are installed
  • GUI: fixed machine-window paint artifacts on VM reboot / guest-screen resize
  • GUI: make sure the assigned license and description are attached to the exported appliance
  • GUI: fixed bugs in close VM action restrictions handling (bug #12333)
  • GUI: fixed incorrect wizards text colors for some unusual look and feel styles (bug #11743)
  • GUI: should restore seamless mode as soon as possible after VM reboot or shutdown
  • GUI: fixes for medium enumeration
  • GUI: the OS X hot corners were not accessible while a VirtualBox VM is running (Mac OS X hosts only; bug #4139)
  • GUI: fixed an old bug which bared the host from cleanly shutdown / reboot if the VM selector window is open (Mac OS X hosts only; bug #8254)
  • Host-only Networking: fixed creating of host-only network interfaces (4.3.0 regression; bug #12182)
  • NAT: don’t run into an infinite loop in case the host cannot access any DNS server (4.3.0 regression; bug #12300)
  • NAT: don’t re-connect the cable if the DNS information changes and the cable was disconnected before (4.3.0 regression; bug #12225)
  • NAT: fixed several issues with automatically starting / terminating of NAT networks on VM start / stop and configuration changes
  • VBoxNetDHCP: don’t block prevent VBoxSVC from terminating (bug #12264)
  • 2D Video acceleration: fix crashes on presentation mode switches (bug #9194)
  • BusLogic: allow to run VMs with more than one BusLogic SCSI controller enabled
  • Keyboard: fixed a VM crash if a VM was resumed from a saved state where at least one key was pressed (bug #11289)
  • VBoxSVC: fixed a heap corruption under certain conditions (4.3.0 regression)
  • VBoxSVC: fixed a race leading to a hang during initialization (bug #12349)
  • OVF: fixed import logic for OVF appliances containing multiple VMs
  • OVF: improved logic for finding an appropriate image format during OVF import
  • API: block the removal of the current snapshot if it has child snapshots (only relevant for VMs without snapshottable hard disks, their presence always prevented removal), which resulted in VM configuration corruption
  • API: mark VM configurations with snapshots but without current snapshot as inaccessible, as this combination is nonsense
  • API: fixed information for some automatically generated events (only with XPCOM, Windows host was not affected), which caused errors when getting some of the attributes over the webservice (bug #12379)
  • SDK: extended the functionality coverage for the C bindings
  • Guest Control: various bug fixes and improved VBoxManage help (bugs #8072#11044#12336#12338#12346#12371)
  • Windows hosts: another attempt to fix the massive DPC latency (bug #6242)
  • Windows host installer: make registering file extensions optional, contributed by Tal Aloni (bug #8009)
  • Mac OS X hosts: properly sign the kernel extensions for Mavericks hosts (bug #12256)
  • Mac OS X hosts: fixed a bug where the VirtualBox dock icon was not properly removed from the dock after a VM terminated preventing Mavericks hosts from shutting down (bug #12241)
  • Mac OS X hosts: fixed minor installer issue (bug #12275)
  • Linux hosts / guests: Linux 3.13 compile fixes (bug #12358)
  • Linux guests: build the vboxvideo kernel module correctly on OL/RHEL 6.1 guests (bug #11996)
  • Linux guests: make 3D work on Slackware 14.1 (bug #12320 comments 3 and 4)
  • Guest Additions/3D: fixed an occasional dead-lock (bug #12319)
  • Windows Additions/3D: fixed possible memory leaking (bug #12228)
  • Windows Additions/XPDM: use separate tables containing valid video modes for each virtual monitor
  • Windows Additions: fixed automatic logins for Vista and newer Windows guests (bug #12332)

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VirtualBox 4.3.2 Update released

Posted by essjae on November 1, 2013

VirtualBox 4.3.2 (released 2013-11-01)

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:

  • VMM: fixed restoring of the auxiliary TSC MSR in VT-x that caused host BSODs on Windows 8.1 hosts and unpredictable behavior on other hosts (bug #12237)
  • VMM: provide fake values for a couple of MSRs to make more guests happy on certain hosts
  • VMM: fixed detection of VT-x on certain machines where the BIOS would not set the VMX LOCK feature bit, which affected the VM settings in the GUI
  • VMM: fixed TPR threshold which caused BSODs on Windows XP guests that use the I/O APIC (VT-x only; bug#12227)
  • VMM: fixed PATM saved state incompatibility for software virtualized VMs (bug #12222)
  • VMM: don’t fail if AMD-V isn’t available if the VM is configured to use software virtualization
  • GUI: fixed guest resize breakage on visual representation mode change (when switching from normal to fullscreen etc)
  • GUI: make sure the guest screen is resized after restoring a VM from a saved state if the host screen size changed
  • GUI: disabled SCROLL LED sync from HID LEDs synchronization (Mac OS X hosts only)
  • Webcam passthrough improvements including GUI support (see the manual for more information)
  • Guest Control: implemented more IGuestSession methods
  • Guest Control: added support for deleting and renaming guest files + directories in VBoxManage
  • Guest Control: various bugfixes
  • API: incorrect handling of hardware UUID default value, resulting in an all zero DMI/SMBIOS UUID, which leads to Windows requesting re-activation (4.3 regression; bug #12244)
  • 3D support: fixed crash on shutdown if 2D video acceleration is enabled (Mac OS X hosts only)
  • 3D support: miscellaneous fixes
  • Storage: fixed detection of CD/DVD media when switching from an empty to a host drive with passthrough enabled
  • Storage: fixed hang of the VM process when the disk is full under certain circumstances
  • NAT: listen for changes of NAT Network setting at runtime
  • NAT: NAT Network DHCP server now saves leases to a persistent storage
  • Main: monitor changes in host DNS configuration
  • Mac OS X host: reworked a mechanism of adding a VM desktop alias from the VM selector
  • Mac OS X installer: remove old kernel extensions during upgrade (bug #12258)
  • Linux Additions: correctly set umask before installing (bug #12166)
  • X11 Additions/3D: fix freezes starting 3D desktop (bug #11503, thank you Sam Spilsbury)
  • X11 Additions/3D: fix depth buffer support (bug #11905)
  • X11 Additions/3D: fix Age Of Empires 3 rendering (bug #11331)
  • Windows Additions/3D: fix Google Earth plugin rendering
  • Windows Additions/WDDM: autoresize fixes

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VirtualBox 4.3.0 released

Posted by essjae on October 15, 2013

VirtualBox 4.3.0 major release now available

https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Changelog

VirtualBox 4.3.0 (released 2013-10-15)

This version is a major update. The following major new features were added:

  • VMM: major rewrite of the VT-x code and the AMD-V code including many bug fixes and performance improvements (for example bug #9659)
  • VMM: introduced a lightweight instruction interpreter for situations not handled by hardware virtualization
  • GUI: extended messaging mechanism (new non-modal popup overlays used to show non-critical warnings and provide user with additional information)
  • GUI: keyboard shortcuts management (input page of global preferences extended with possibility to edit general keyboard shortcuts for VirtualBox Manager and Virtual Machine)
  • GUI: video capturing support (bug #4766)
  • Added USB touch device emulation
  • Added experimental support for webcam passthrough complementing USB passthrough (see the manual for more information)
  • Added SCSI CD-ROM emulation, including boot support
  • VRDP: support for IPv6
  • Guest Control: guest sessions now are running in dedicated, impersonated session processes (needs at least Guest Additions 4.3 installed)
  • Guest Control: implemented IGuestFile support
  • NAT: experimental virtual router mode: several VMs are attached to the same internal network and share one NAT service (see the manual for more information)

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VirtualBox 4.2.6 (released 2012-12-19)

Posted by essjae on December 19, 2012

https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:

  • VMM: don’t inject stale VT-x events to prevent crashes after VM reset (bug #11256)
  • VMM: workaround for buggy BIOSes which enable MONITOR only for certain CPUs (bugs #9460, #10686)
  • GUI: fixed trimming of anti-aliased text in details-view element headers (4.2.0 regression)
  • GUI: fixed create-settings-file-alias functionality on Mac hosts (4.2.0 regression)
  • GUI: fixed take-guest-screenshot functionality on Windows hosts (bug #11095)
  • GUI: several minor fixes, including palette fixes (bug #11191)
  • GUI: fixed Windows 2012 OS type (bug #11206)
  • GUI: allow to terminate the VM even if VBoxSVC crashed
  • API: fixed cancelling of snapshots, previously this could lead to inconsistent VM configs (bug #6877)
  • API: fixed identifying disk images by UUID (bug #11209)
  • 3D Support: several fixes
  • VRDP: fixed occasional crash with external authentication (bug #11156)
  • VGA: fix for double scan text modes
  • USB: fixed invalid pending request count at the time of service of DEVICE POWER requests (Windows hosts only; bugs #10021, #11056)
  • USB keyboard: Korean keyboard workaround (bug #11150)
  • Storage: fixed hang with QCOW images and asynchronous I/O enabled
  • Storage: fixed hang with newer VHD images (bug #11279)
  • Storage: actually write the non-rotational flag to the VM settings (4.2.0 regression)
  • Virtio-net: fixed the problem with network statistics counters in Session Information dialog (GUI)
  • Metrics: introduced network rate and disk usage metrics
  • Metrics: fixed a crash under certain conditions on Solaris hosts
  • BIOS: fix for El Torito
  • Shared Folders: if the host folder of a shared folder mapping does not exist, keep it active but mark it as invalid to prevent inconsitent saved states (bug #11147)
  • VBoxManage: fixed converting disks from raw images
  • VBoxManage: show snapshot description in the VM or snapshot information
  • VBoxManage: make implicit opening of media consistent in all places dealing with media
  • VBoxManage: the iSCSI initiator name was not stored in the settings file when doing storageattach (bug #11212)
  • VBoxManage: metrics collect now properly handles ‘CPU/MHz’ and ‘Net/*/LinkSpeed’ metrics
  • VBoxManage: changing the image UUID or parent UUID as part of storageattach works now in all safe cases
  • VBoxManage: introduced storageattach –medium additions as a shortcut to mount the additions image (bug #11165)
  • OVF: fixed importing OVF files cerated by recent VMware products (bug #10905)
  • Linux hosts / Bridged Networking: fixed the problem with leaking connections in conntrack (bug #11178)
  • Linux Additions: added support for ConsoleKit sessions in the vminfo service of VBoxService
  • Linux Additions: don’t crash during remount under certain conditions (bug #11291)
  • Linux/Solaris Additions: fixed guest memory metrics collection
  • Solaris hosts: added a dependency to ensure that the user directories are reachable when starting VBox services
  • Windows host installer: integrated user-contributed translations, thanks to all contributors!
  • Windows Additions: fixed auto-logon installation for Windows 8
  • Windows Additions: don’t fail if the shared folders host service is not available
  • Windows Additions: fixed Guest Additions startup on Windows 2000 guests (bug #11253)
  • Windows Additions: auto-resize fixes for Windows 8 guests

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VirtualBox 4.0.8 released 5-16-2011

Posted by essjae on May 16, 2011

This is a maintenance release: http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

The following items were fixed and/or added:

  • Mac OS X hosts: fixed incompatibility with recent Mac OS X versions in 64-bit mode (bug #8474)
  • Mac OS X hosts: fixed incompatibility with hosts with more than 16 cores (bug #8389)
  • Mac OS X hosts: fixed painting corruptions on a second monitor in 64-bit mode (bug #7606)
  • GUI: restored functionality to set an empty host key to disallow any host key combination (4.0.6 regression; bug #8793)
  • VBoxManage: added controlvm screenshotpng subcommand for saving the screenshot of a running VM in PNG format
  • VBoxHeadless: fixed potential crash during shutdown (Windows hosts only)
  • NAT: built-in services use the correct Ethernet addresses in Ethernet header and in ARP requests
  • Host-only networking: fixed adapter reference counting
  • E1000: fixed rare guest crashes with Linux SMP guests (bug #8755)
  • SATA: fixed guest disk corruption under rare circumstances (only relevant for guests with more than 2GB RAM; bug #8826)
  • Storage: fixed data corruption after a snapshot was taken with asynchronous I/O enabled (bug #8498)
  • Floppy: several improvement
  • HPET: another fix for time jumps (bug #8707)
  • USB: removed assumption that string descriptors are null-terminated (Windows hosts only)
  • 3D support: fixed a potential crash when resizing the guest window
  • 3D support: fixed GNOME 3 rendering under Ubuntu 11.04 and Fedora 15
  • Snapshots: fixed another bug which could lose entries in the media registry when restoring a snapshot (bug #8363)
  • Shared Folders: don’t stop mounting the other valid folders if one host folder is inaccessible (4.0.6 regression)
  • Linux Additions: check whether gcc and make are installed before building kernel modules (bug #8795)
  • Solaris Additions: added support for X.Org Server 1.10
  • Guest Additions: fixed inappropriate Guest Additions update notification when using vendor-specific version suffixes (bug #8844)

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Oracle VirtualBox 4.0.6 release

Posted by essjae on April 21, 2011

This is a maintenance release:

http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Changelog

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:

  • VMM: fixed incorrect handling of ballooned pages when restoring a VMM from a saved state
  • VMM: don’t crash on hosts with more than 64 cores / hyperthreads; implemented support for up to 256 host cores (except Windows hosts; bug #8489)
  • VMM: fixed guru meditation for PAE guests running on hosts without PAE (bug #8006)
  • VMM: fixed slow Linux guests with raw mode and recent guest kernels (bug #8726)
  • GUI: support host key combinations (bug #979)
  • GUI: fixed progress indicator (bug #7814)
  • GUI: show the mouse pointer while the VM is paused if the USB tablet mouse emulation is used (bug #6799)
  • GUI: adapt the snapshot folder as well when renaming a VM (bug #8469)
  • GUI: persistently remember the last folders of the disk/DVD/floppy selectors
  • GUI: never allow to start a VM with USB-2.0 activated if the proper extension pack is missing (bug #8182)
  • GUI: fixed hang/crash when opening a file dialog in an non-existing folder (bug #8673)
  • Snapshots: fixed a bug which could lose entries in the media registry when restoring a snapshot (bug #8363)
  • Snapshots: allow snapshots to be stored in the VM directory
  • 3D support: fixed a crash if a VM was forced to terminate (Windows hosts only; bug #7133)
  • Storage: fixed memory leak (4.0 regression; bug #7966)
  • Storage: fixed access to iSCSI targets over internal network
  • Storage: fixed reading from disks with more than one snapshot for VHD and VMDK images with disabled host cache (bug #8408)
  • Storage: fixed a possible hang during VM suspend after an I/O error occurred
  • Storage: fixed a possible hang during VM suspend / reset (bug #8276, #8294)
  • Storage: automatically create a diff image when attaching a streamOptimized VMDK image to a VM
  • ATA/SATA: fixed automounting of virtual CD/DVD mediums with recent Linux distributions by correctly reporting the current profile as ‘none’ if no medium is present
  • Buslogic: fixed emulation for certain guests (e.g. jRockit VE)
  • Host-Only Networking: fixed interface creation failure on Windows hosts (4.0.4 regression; bug #8362)
  • Host-Only & Bridged & Internal Networking: fix for processing promiscuous mode requests by VMs, defaulting to switch behaviour
  • Host-Only Networking: fixed connectivity issue after resuming the host from sleep (bug #3625)
  • Bridged Networking: support for interface bonding on Mac OS X hosts (bug #8731)
  • NAT: fixed processing of ARP announcements for guests with static assigned IPs (bug #8609)
  • VRDP: backward compatibility with VRDPAuth external authentication library (bug #8063)
  • Shared Folders: don’t fail to start a VM if a path is not absolute, for example when importing an OVF from a different host (bug #7941)
  • Audio: fixed crash under certain conditions (bug #8527)
  • USB: fixed a crash when plugging certain USB devices (bug #8699)
  • HPET: fixed time jumps when reading the counter (bug #8707)
  • OVF/OVA: automatically adjust disk paths if the VM name is changed on import
  • OVF/OVA: fix export to slow medias
  • OVF/OVA: automatically repair inconsistent appliances with multiple disks (bug #8253)
  • rdesktop-vrdp: fixed an assertion triggered under certain conditions (bug #8593)
  • Windows hosts: fixed occasional hangs during VM shutdown because sometimes COM was not properly uninitialized
  • Mac OS X hosts: prevent the mouse from leaving the VM window while captured
  • Mac OS X hosts: keep aspect ratio while resizing in scale mode (shift for old behaviour) (part of bug #7822)
  • X11 hosts: fixed Yen key support (bug #8438)
  • X11 hosts: fixed a regression which caused Host+F1 to pop up help instead of sending Ctrl+Alt+F1
  • Linux hosts / Linux Additions: mangle IPRT symbols to allow installing VirtualBox inside a VM while the Guest Additions are active (bug #5686)
  • Linux hosts / Linux guests: workaround for a bug in GLIBC older than version 1.11 leading to crashes under certain conditions (signed/unsigned problem with memchr on 64-bit machines)
  • Solaris hosts: fixed a deadlock in event semaphores that could lead to unkillable VM processes
  • Windows Additions: fixed Sysprep parameter handling
  • Windows Additions: fixed spontaneous guest reboots under certain circumstances (4.0.2 regression; bugs #8406, #8429)
  • Windows Additions: added auto logon support for locked workstations on legacy Windows versions
  • Windows Additions: fixed driver bugcheck error when handling PnP messages (4.0 regression; bug #8367)
  • Windows Additions: fixed memory leak in VBoxVideo
  • X11 Additions: added support for X.Org Server 1.10 final
  • Linux Additions: Linux kernel 2.6.39-rc1 fixes
  • Linux Additions: improved auto-run support (bug #5509)
  • Linux Additions: fix mouse support on SUSE 11 SP 1 guests (bug #7946)
  • Solaris Additions: added support for X.Org Server 1.9
  • Guest Additions: various bugfixes for guest control execution
  • Webservice: use own log file, with log rotation to limit size

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Virtual Box 4.0 Released

Posted by essjae on December 22, 2010

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From the change log:

VirtualBox 4.0.0 (released 2010-12-22)

This version is a major update. The following major new features were added:

  • Reorganization of VirtualBox into a base package and Extension Packs; see chapter 1.5, Installing VirtualBox and extension packs, see the manual for more information
  • New settings/disk file layout for VM portability; see chapter 10.1, Where VirtualBox stores its files, see the manual for more information
  • Major rework of the GUI (now called “VirtualBox Manager”):
    • Redesigned user interface with guest window preview (also for screenshots)
    • New “scale” display mode with scaled guest display; see chapter 1.8.5, Resizing the machine’s window, see the manual for more information
    • Support for creating and starting .vbox desktop shortcuts (bug #1889)
    • The VM list is now sortable
    • Machines can now be deleted easily without a trace including snapshots and saved states, and optionally including attached disk images (bug #5511; also, VBoxManage unregistervm –delete can do the same now)
    • Built-in creation of desktop file shortcuts to start VMs on double click (bug #2322)
  • VMM: support more than 1.5/2 GB guest RAM on 32-bit hosts
  • New virtual hardware:
    • Intel ICH9 chipset with three PCI buses, PCI Express and Message Signaled Interrupts (MSI); see chapter 3.4.1, “Motherboard” tab, see the manual for more information
    • Intel HD Audio, for better support of modern guest operating systems (e.g. 64-bit Windows; bug #2785)
  • Improvements to OVF support (see chapter 1.12, Importing and exporting virtual machines, see the manual for more information):
    • Open Virtualization Format Archive (OVA) support
    • Significant performance improvements during export and import
    • Creation of the manifest file on export is optional now
    • Imported disks can have formats other than VMDK
  • Resource control: added support for limiting a VM’s CPU time and IO bandwidth; see chapter 5.8, Limiting bandwidth for disk images, see the manual for more information
  • Storage: support asynchronous I/O for iSCSI, VMDK, VHD and Parallels images
  • Storage: support for resizing VDI and VHD images; see chapter 8.21, VBoxManage modifyhd, see the manual for more information.
  • Guest Additions: support for multiple virtual screens in Linux and Solaris guests using X.Org server 1.3 and later
  • Language bindings: uniform Java bindings for both local (COM/XPCOM) and remote (SOAP) invocation APIs

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Installing VirtualBox 3.2 in Debian-based Linux Mint 9

Posted by essjae on October 13, 2010

I have struggled with this in the past, since VBox requires some different versions of packages that aren’t easily accessible/installable…at least until I found this hint.

  1. Download VBox
  2. From a terminal
      sudo dpkg -i "vbox-version".deb
      sudo apt-get -f install

That's it

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