[ubuntu-uk] Maverick upgrade

Jim Price d1version at hotmail.com
Fri Sep 3 21:44:55 BST 2010

On 03/09/10 21:13, Jonathon Fernyhough wrote:
> On 3 September 2010 21:09, Rob Beard<rob at esdelle.co.uk>  wrote:
>> VirtualBox is a reasonably easy way of trying it out if you have a half
>> decent spec machine (Pentium 4/Athlon 64 or higher with say 1GB ram or
>> higher).  This way if it screws up you only screw up the virtual machine.
> Normally I'd agree wholeheartedly - but on this occasion a couple of
> things. One, you can't check if your own hardware works fully
> (principally graphics card).

You can set the option for 3D passthrough in virtualbox - admittedly it 
isn't as good as running it bare metal, but it's less messing around, 
especially if it turns out not to work. If it isn't working but you 
still want to test the rest of Maverick, disable it in the VM settings.

> Two, VirtualBox's guest additions (3.2.8)
> don't work properly with the latest Xorg and server in Maverick.

Make sure your install is updated. Make sure you have the correct 
packages from the Maverick repos installed for it to work - specifically:


Do not confuse virtualbox-ose-guest-dkms with virtualbox-ose-dkms.

If you tried installing the guest additions from outside the Maverick 
repos, uninstall like this from the virtual CD, ideally before you 
install the above (substituting for your machine architecture if necessary):
sudo ./VBoxLinuxAdditions-x86.run uninstall

That works here, and should work on your VM as long as you don't mind 
losing some of the graphics candy.


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