[xubuntu-users] Version 12.10 and VBox

Pasi Lallinaho pasi at shimmerproject.org
Sat Oct 20 18:03:36 UTC 2012

On 10/20/2012 08:16 PM, theuteck at gmail.com wrote:
> On Saturday, October 20, 2012 05:09:31 PM Neil Winchurst wrote:
>> Any Virtual Box experts out there? I have been considering moving to
>> Xubuntu v 12.10 to replace my current distro which is a bit old now. I
>> always check via VBox first. For the first time I have had a problem
>> with the Guest Additions.
>> I installed 12.10 (in VBox) without any problems. Then I installed the
>> GA's as normal and restarted. One thing I like the most about having the
>> GA's installed is that I get a full screen view. But this time I found
>> that under the View menu the 'Auto-Resize the Guest Display' option was
>> greyed out.
>> I have never had this problem before, in fact I have Xubuntu 12.04
>> installed in the same VBox (among others) and that one works just fine.
>> So to make sure I installed from scratch again into a new VBox and then
>> added the GA's. Same problem. I re-installed the GA's, same again.
>> So if anyone can suggest where to look next I would be very grateful. Or
>> is it a known problem with this latest version of Xubuntu?
>> Thanks
>> Neil
> I would recommend you use 12.04 since it will have 5 years of support, were as 
> 12.10 will have 18 months of support.  12.10 is essentially the first beta of 
> what will be the next LTS release 14.04, unless you want to ride the upgrade 
> train every six months and deal with all the baggage that it entails.
> 12.10 has updated graphics that are causing the problem with VBox, but will 
> help with 3D gaming. 

Just a note: Xubuntu 12.04 LTS has 3 years support per the Xubuntu LTS plan.

And no, 12.10 isn't really a "beta" either. It isn't LTS, but it's a
stable release whatsoever.


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