cant start netbook desktop on VirtualBox VM

Joao Ferreira gmail joao.miguel.c.ferreira at
Wed Oct 13 11:04:50 UTC 2010

Hello all,

I was trying out edubuntu 10.01 for my 9 year old boy. I installed it on
a VirtualBox VM and, during install, I requested the instalation of the
Netbook Desktop.

It happens that in the VirtualBox environment (I did not yet try the
'real' computer) I get an error message when I try to use the "Ubuntu
Netbook Edition" Desktop. Then I just get re-directed to the login page

The message says:

"No required driver detected for unity
You will need to choose the Ubuntu Desktop session once you select your

Is there any way around this on the VM ? My intention is just to give it
a try at the Netbook interface and ask my son if he'dd like to have that
or the usual one. He is an Ubuntu 8.10 fan since 7 years old :) Very
demanding costumer... changes are dangerous :)


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