VirtualBox 4.3.24 released and ubuntu installation instructions included

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What is new in virtualbox 4.3.24

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

VMM: emulation fix for the ENTER instruction under certain conditions; fixes Solaris 10 guests (VT-x without unrestricted guest execution)
VMM: fix for handling NMIs on Linux hosts with X2APIC enabled
NAT/NAT Network: fix connection drops when the host's DHCP lease was renewed (4.3.22 regression; Windows hosts only; bug #13839)
NAT: don't crash on an empty domain list when switching the DNS host configuration (4.3.22 regression; Mac OS X hosts only; bug #13874)
PXE: re-enable it on Windows hosts (4.3.22 regression; Windows hosts only; bug #13842)
Shared Folders: fixed a problem with Windows guests (4.3.22 regression; bug #13786)
Audio: improved record quality when using the DirectSound audio backend
VBoxManage: when executing the controlvm command take care that the corresponding VM runtime changes are saved permanently (bug #13892)
Windows Installer: properly install the 32-bit version of VBoxRes.dll on 32-bit hosts (bug #13876)
Linux hosts / guests: Linux 4.0 fixes (bug #13835)
OS/2 Additions: fixed mouse integration (4.3.22 regression; bug #13825)
X11 Additions: fixed a sporadic failure to deactivate virtual screens (bug #13845)

Install VirtualBox 4.3.24 on ubuntu 14.10/14.04/13.10/13.04/12.10

Open the terminal and run the following commands

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

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

For ubuntu 14.10 users add the following line

deb utopic contrib

For ubuntu 14.04 users add the following line

deb trusty contrib

For ubuntu 13.10 users add the following line

deb saucy contrib

For ubuntu 13.04 users add the following line

deb raring contrib

For ubuntu 12.10 users add the following line

deb quantal contrib

If you are running ubuntu 12.04 add the following line

deb precise 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-4.3

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.

If you want to install virtualbox in ubuntu 14.10

$ sudo add-apt-repository multiverse
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install virtualbox

But this will install version 4.3.18

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2 Responses

  1. Grigoriy says:

    It looks you’ve got an error for 14.10:

    Instead of
    deb trusty contrib

    you should add:
    deb utopic contrib

    and invoke:
    sudo apt-get install virtualbox-4.3

  2. ruchi says:

    Updated the main article

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