VirtualBox 4.2.2 released and ubuntu installation instructions included

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What is new in virtualbox 4.2.2

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

VMM: adapted to changes in Mac OS X 10.8.2 (bug #10965)
GUI: restored VM item tool-tip functionality (4.2 regression)
GUI: added group item tool-tip functionality
GUI: fixed handling of the .ova/.ovf file name association (4.2 regression)
GUI: it was not possible to change any setting before the first VM was created (bug #10928)
GUI: disable grouping action if all the selected items are full children list of the same group already
GUI: added menu for runtime drag-and-drop option change
GUI: cleanup shared-clipboard menu on visual-mode change
GUI: make sure VM receives keyboard focus on entering fullscreen-mode on Win host (bug #11051)
GUI: disable proxy authentication for security reasons
3D Support: DrawIndexedPrimitiveUP implementation fixes for the Windows WDDM video driver (bug #10929)
Storage: fixed a release assertion in the AHCI emulation when requests where canceled with asynchronous I/O disabled
Storage: fixed a hang during VM reset under certain circumstances (bug #10898)
NAT: fixed a crash under rare circumstances (Windows hosts only; bug #10128)
NAT: automatically use the host resolver if the host name server is set to some unusual loopback value (bug #10864)
E1000: fixed a VirtualBox crash during intensive network transfers (4.2 regression; bugs #10936, #10969, #10980)
ICH9: fixed PCI bridge initialization
USB mouse: ensure that the last mouse event doesn't get lost if no URBs are available
BIOS: certain legacy guests (e.g. Windows 95) didn't find the boot device after a warm reboot
BIOS: don't trash the palette in text modes when setting the border color
EFI: fixed OS X guest autoboot (4.2 regression)
VBoxManage: fixed output of showvminfo --machinereadable (bug #10973)
VBoxManage: fixed parsing of storageattach --discard (bug #11023)
VBoxManage: fixed wrong output of the HPET setting in showvminfo (bug #11065)
VBoxManage: fixed closing the guest session after executing a guest process via guest control
VBoxShell: adaptions to interface name changes
Guest Additions device: fixed a Guest Additions hang when a machine was reset after a crash
Linux hosts / guests: Linux 3.7-rc1 fixes
Linux Additions: support X.Org Server 1.13
Linux Additions: fixed a hang when the X server was restarted with old guest kernels
Linux Additions: fixed a VBoxService crash during CPU hot remove (bug #10964)
Windows Additions: fixed automatic screen resize issue for NT4 guests
OS/2 Additions: fixed shutdown hang
OS/2 Additions: fixed mouse driver panic
Solaris hosts: fixed autostart service going into maintenance mode after all VMs started
Solaris hosts: fixed linking the host driver with the dtrace module

Install VirtualBox 4.2.2 in ubuntu 12.04

Open the terminal and run the following commands

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

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Add the following line

deb precise contrib

If you are running ubuntu 11.10 add the following line

deb oneiric contrib

Save and exit the file

Now install PGP key using the following command

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

Update source list

sudo apt-get update

Install virtualbox

sudo apt-get install virtualbox-4.2

If you have problem with the above PPA you can download .deb package from here.Once you have deb package you can double click on it to install this package.

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1 Response

  1. MikeP_UK says:

    But how do I UNSINSTALL Virtual Box 4.2 from Ubuntu 12.04 when it does not appear in the installed software list?

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