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How can I get Compiz to work in a VirtualBox VM

Is there any way to get Compiz'z fancy graphics to work in a VirtualBox VM. ...and would it be too slow via a virtual video-card?... Is it possible to actually hook into the Host's own physical ...
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Virtual machine, mouse cursor only works within the box

I am experimenting with virtual box. One of my problems is that the mouse cursor only works within the box. How can I make it work both with the actual OS too and the virtual box at the same time?
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Installing Multiple Linux Distros in a single partition

I'm currently using Ubuntu 13.04, elementaryos and Windows 8. I would also like to install Backtrack for rare use. But, I'm already out of my partition limit. So, was it possible to combine two ...
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How to not install virtualbox addition in ubuntu-server 12.04?

First when I finished installing ubuntu-server 12.04, I made a snapshot then I updated my server like so sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade I think the guest addition via the ...
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How to get Ubuntu guest VM to recognize second VirtualBox monitor?

Now that VirtualBox supports multiple monitors for guests, I decided to try it out with Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha3 (i386) as a guest. Unfortunately, the second screen stays black and I can't even get xrandr ...
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VirtualBox doesn't have Devices menu

I want to install "Guest Addition" for my virtual Windows 7 but I don't see Devices menu. Why?
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Installing drivers for a windows 7 guest in virtualbox

I am new to ubuntu. I want to know how to install drivers such as lan, wifi, audio, video & graphics, webcam and so in Windows 7 32bit installed as a guest OS inside Ubuntu 10.10 (host) using ...
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How to troubleshoot booting to a black screen on virtualbox

I was using 13.04 as a guest OS on my Virtualbox 14.2.18. Host is Windows 8. After upgrade to 13.10 ubuntu does not start. I can see black screen and blinking cursor. Can anyone help? I am pretty ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 desktop/interface not showing on VirtualBox VM after login screen [duplicate]

I'm having some trouble with getting my Ubuntu to work on a VirtualBox VM. I made a clean installation of Ubuntu 12.10 on a VM without any errors. I arrive at the login screen, as soon as I press ...
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Can I use VirtualBox as a sandbox for 12.04?

I am quite a cautious person though not afraid to experiment. I currently have 11.10 Unity and 12.04 Beta 2 running on different partitions (no problems). I have learned here that Unity can run in ...
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How do I maximize the Ubuntu screen when it is a Virtualbox guest?

I am VirtualBox on windows 7. The VM has Ubuntu32bit (latest version) running. I am unable to maximimze the Ubuntu window. Here's a screen shot of what I see: Please, please go easy on me! I'm ...
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Trouble with Ubuntu installation in VirtualBox

I'm having some problems getting Ubuntu to install. I'm running Windows XP Home (32bit) on an older Dell Dimension 2350 with 1GB ram, trying to install either Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (32Bit) or 13.04 (32Bit) ...
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VirtualBox dynamic disk not expanding to Virtual Size

I have Ubuntu 12.04 running on VirtualBox 4.2.4 in a Dynamic VDI disk with the limit set to 8gb on a real ext4 partition with more than 40gb of empty room available. However, the VDI it does not ...
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Virtualbox guest additions in 12.04 and Vbox 4.1.14 (Windows 7 host)

It would appear it's impossible to get virtualbox guest additions working in a windows 7 host running vbox 4.1.14 and an ubuntu 12.04 32-bit guest. I've tried the standard .iso, the .run file, and ...
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Unable to Install Guest Additions CD Image on Virtual Box

Error when I clicked on Insert GuestAdditions CD Image from "Devices" Unable to insert the virtual optical disk /Applications/VirtualBox.app/Contents/MacOS/VBoxGuestAdditions.iso into the machine ...

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