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.
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
Lucio M. Nicolosi, Eng.
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