Ubuntu 8.4 problem - Grandmaw Linda

Lucio M Nicolosi lmnicolosi at gmail.com
Fri Jan 30 17:21:55 UTC 2009

Nils Kassube wrote:
> Lucio M Nicolosi wrote:
>> - Install VirtualBox 2.1.2 from Ubuntu repositories
>> (System/Administration/Synaptic/ - Search virtualbox" - install) and
>> not directly from Sun. (In my case, Sun version didn't automatically
>> insert a friendly link to the program in Applications/System Tools,
>> which is a small nuissance). Only this recent version (Jan 21 2009)
>> manages USB devices properly.
> Well, the PUEL version from Sun manages USB devices (at least good enough 
> for me). Can you tell us what doesn't work with that version?
> And which Ubuntu repository has this particular VirtualBox version for 
> 8.04? If I search with synaptic I can only find version 1.5.6.
> Nils
Sorry, my fault, wrong assumption, I'm running 8.10 and Synaptic shows 
several versions (2.1, 2.0 and OSE).

Since Sun has released 2.1 .deb files for all previous Ubuntu versions I 
assumed that it would also be present in 8.04 repository.

Virtualbox 2.0 had some issues with USB. I remember there were some 
remarks about this at the Sun site and also in this forum. Anyway I 
couldn't manage USB devices before last version.

Anxious to give Linda a smooth path, guess I messed things a bit... it 


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