Ubuntu 8.4 problem - Grandmaw Linda

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Fri Jan 30 20:12:13 UTC 2009

On 01/30/2009 09:59 AM, Nils Kassube wrote:
> Lucio M Nicolosi wrote:
>> 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.
> OK, that clarifies it then. And I don't think the Ubuntu repository for 
> 8.04 will get the latest version because it might break existing 
> installations.
>> 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.
> I have no idea how good or bad 2.0 was because I never used it. I have 
> 2.1.0 here and I don't see any problem with it. So I think Linda should 
> use the version from SUN because the Ubuntu version for 8.04 doesn't 
> support USB. The SUN version is probably the latest version anyway.
> Nils

1. The respository verson does not support USB, only the PEUL version
from Sun/VirtualBox.org does. See: http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Editions
Closed-source features

    * USB support

    VirtualBox implements a virtual USB controller and supports passing
through USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 devices to virtual machines.

2. The PEUL (Personal End Use License) has been working with USB for me
all the way back to 1.6. There were some issues/tricks that needed to be
done in the earlier versions to get it to work right, but instructions
were in the FAQ. Works pretty much out of the box on the latest.

The only issues that I have is that a Win2KPro guest on a hardy
2.4Ghz/1Gb machine still sucks up a lot of CPU (not nearly as much as
the 1.x versions). However, a very nice feature is the ability to
'Pause' the machine when you are not using it.

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