VirtualBox 4.1.4 released and ubuntu 11.04/10.10 installation instructions included

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What is new in virtualbox 4.1.4

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

VMM: fixed PAE guests running on 32-bit hosts (4.0 regression; bug #9458)
VMM: fixed INVALID_PARAMETER guru meditation caused by insufficient memory conditions (4.1.0 regression; bug #9240)
VMM: fixed clobbered CPU registers during stos/lods/ins/outs emulation under rare circumstances
VMM: another fix for 64-bit guests on recent AMD CPUs
GUI: warn the user if he uses an outdated extension pack and allow to download and upgrade in that case (bug #8025)
GUI: fixed spurious LCtrl key events on some Windows hosts (4.0.6 regression; bug #373)
VBoxManage: another fix for extpack install --replace (bug #9308)
VBoxManage: allow to specify the UUID of the target image in convertfromraw
VRDP: fixed a rare crash when two or more clients connect to the server (bug #9503)
VRDP: fixed a case when a client was not resized correctly (bug #9242)
USB: make device capturing work on Windows hosts with usbhub class filter drivers installed (bug #9298); bugfixes for Windows host USB support
VHD: fixed reads crossing block boundaries (bug #8532)
VMDK: fixed progress indicator when creating split VMDK images
Floppy: fixed medium size detection for physical mediums (Windows hosts only)
Main: fixed VM initialization if a shared folder does not exist (bug #7941)
Main: fixed possible deadlock between hard disk enumeration and resetting of immutable disks (bug #9549)
Main: fixed not detaching of virtual storage after a snapshot restore operation (bug #8296)
Main: always reset modified state after restoring a snapshot (bug #9387)
Main: fixed writing of changed VM settings to disk when using snapshots (bug #8932)
Main: fixed taking screen shots (e.g. the preview window) for headless VMs if the Guest Additions are active
Virtio-net: fixed the problem with UDP packets exceeding MTU (bug #9370)
3D Support: fixed incorrect rendering and possible crashes when switching to/from fullscreen with enabled 2D acceleration
3D Support: fixed compiz under ubuntu 9.10
Guest control: Miscellaneous small bugfixes
Linux / Solaris hosts: don't use hard links in packages (4.1.2 regression; bug #9441)
Mac OS X hosts: fix installation issues when installed as root (bug #1578)
Mac OS X hosts: fixed packet capture issues with vboxnetX host-only interfaces (bug #8076)
Solaris hosts: fixed incoming multicast packets for Crossbow based bridged networking (bug #9532)
Solaris hosts: fixed starting EFI guests due to missing EFI ROM files (bug #9535)
Windows hosts installer: fixed ADDLOCAL usage on command line (4.1.0 regression; bug #9488)
Windows hosts installer: fixed dangling shortcut to the .chm help file (bug #9646)
Windows hosts installer: try to fix installation error 2869 which appeared under certain circumstances (bug #9664)
Windows hosts: VBoxHeadless should never open a separate console window (bug #3549)
Guest Additions: fixed hang while waiting for guest execution output (4.1.2 regression; bug #9446)
Linux Additions: add support for X.Org Server 1.11 (bug #9519)
Linux Additions: suppress an incorrect error message and allow a shared folder to be mounted in multiple places (bug #9627)
Linux Additions: start VBoxService correctly on openSUSE 12.1 (bug #6229)
Linux Additions: properly finish the installation even if the compilation of the DRM module fails (which is not fatal)
Solaris Additions: fixed memory leaks and panics while mounting (from console) and unmounting shared folders.
Windows Additions: fixed swapped mouse cursor hotspot coordinates (4.1.0 regression; bug #9447)
Windows Additions: fixed PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA BSOD in VBoxDisp.dll when running SnippingTool (bug #9508)
Windows Additions: make image viewer work correctly with Aero enabled (Vista and Windows 7)
Windows Additions: fixed incorrect window border blurs under Aero with ATI cards (Vista and Windows 7)
Windows Additions: fixed incorrect rendering when moving 3D applications outside guest desktop and back under Aero (Vista and Windows 7)
Windows Additions: fixed guest hangs when switching back from fullscreen text mode apps (bug #9636)

Install virtualbox 4.1.4 on ubuntu 11.04

You need to edit /etc/apt/sources.list

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Add the following line

deb natty contrib

For ubuntu 10.10 users add the following line

deb maverick contrib non-free

Save and exit the file

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

Update source list

sudo apt-get update

Install virtualbox

sudo apt-get install virtualbox-4.1

Note: Ubuntu/Debian users might want to install the dkms package to ensure that the VirtualBox host kernel modules (vboxdrv, vboxnetflt and vboxnetadp) are properly updated if the linux kernel version changes during the next apt-get upgrade. For Debian it is available in Lenny backports and in the normal repository for Squeeze and later. The dkms package can be installed through the Synaptic Package manager or through the following command:

sudo apt-get install dkms

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3 Responses

  1. Peter says:

    For maverick doesn’t working
    It was not possible to receive Unable to find expected entry ‘contrib/source/Sources’ in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file)

  2. Niagr says:

    not working for maverick. same error here

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