Sunday, December 24, 2017

How to install Virtualbox 5.2.4 Fixed Gnome on Ubuntu 17.04, 17.10

  VirtualBox  is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.

Virtualbox 5.2.4 Changelog:
  • User interface: Adjusting desktop file for X11 window managers
  • User interface: various high resolution display adjustments
  • Audio: fixed SB16 volume handling (5.2 regression)
  • Audio: various fixes
  • USB/OHCI: fixed a problem where OHCI emulation might sporadically drop data transfers
  • Linux hosts: fixed screen corruption when the host screen changes and a virtual machine window is maximized
  • X11 Guest Additions: fixed a hang at the GNOME Shell login screen with 3D enabled

Installation instructions:

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or from application launcher. Remove old Virtualbox via command:

$ sudo apt-get remove virtualbox virtualbox-5.1

2. Add the repository via command:

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb xenial contrib" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list'

Replace xenial (for Ubuntu 16.04) with trusty (for 14.04, Mint 17.x, eOS 0.3), zesty (for Ubuntu 17.04) or artful (for Ubuntu 17.10).

3. Download and install the repository key via command:

$ wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -

$ wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -

4. Running command update and install:

$ sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install virtualbox-5.2

Once installed, open the Virtualbox from Ubuntu Dash.

(Optional) To remove Virtualbox 5.2, use command:

$ sudo apt-get remove virtualbox virtualbox-5.2

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