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Ubuntu VirtualBox display driver? [duplicate]

I have a dell E6230, installed Ubuntu 14.04 in VirtualBox. The display defaults to 600x400 showing the upper left corner of the screen. It's the only resolution that shows in the GUI. How do I get ...
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Limited resolution in VirtualBox [duplicate]

I'm using the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on VirtualBox and i have this problem. My Resolution is locked to maximum 1280x720 (4:2) and my windows host OS is running on 1920x1080 (16:9) Widescreen. Do i need to ...
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Problem with the visualization of ubuntu 14.04 in virtual machine [duplicate]

I update my ubuntu version to the 14.04 in the virtual machine (oracle VM virtal box) on windows 8. Now i've got a problem: the size of ubuntu window is really small and i'm not able to enlarged it! ...
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14.04 Parallels and VirtualBox Resolution Issues [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on Parallels and VirtualBox. Been trying multiple methods to fixing the resolution with no luck. I am running both these VM's on my mid-2013 MBPr: Intel Iris: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - resolution stuck on 640x480 running in virtual box 4.3.10 ver on windows 7 [duplicate]

I am using virtual box 4.3.10 updated version and it caused my Ubuntu 14.04 to be stuck on small resolution. Can anyone help me to fix this issue? I was read on the internet you can resolve this by ...
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Building the shared folder support module…fail! [duplicate]

I want to share a folder between my host windows7 and guest Ubuntu but whenever I select add guest additions I get the following error: Unable to mount the CD/DVD image ...
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ubuntu screen can not be fully displayed using virtualbox [duplicate]

As you can see at the screen shoot below, there is a large blank space on my screen. The "screen of ubuntu" can not use all of the display area. This ubuntu is virtually installed using Virtualbox. ...
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Installing guest additions for Ubuntu running in VirtualBox on Ubuntu [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu in Virtual Box that runs on Ubuntu. How can I install the guest additions? From my experience with Virtual Box I know that after installing guest additions I will be able to run ...
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Ubuntu 3D desktop not working [duplicate]

I have read all other cases regarding this problem, but I think my is rare, so I am asking this question. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on VirtualBox 3D Acceleration is enabled, my host video card is ATI ...
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How to install Virtualbox Guest Additions? [duplicate]

how to install guest additions on ubuntu 12.04 my host is ubuntu 12.04 and my guest is kubuntu 14.04 and my virtualbox version is 4.3.14.
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Display limited to 4:3 in Oracle VM installation of 14.4 [duplicate]

The display is limited hence I can't see the full display, impossible to correct as can't see the install button at the end of the line I tried to install nvidia from command line but the system hung ...
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How can I install Windows software or games?

Can .exe and .msi files (Windows software) be installed in Ubuntu?
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Higher screen resolution for VirtualBox?

I have been trying this for a while but no luck. I installed ubuntu-11.10-desktop-i386 twice. Also installed guest additions. However I always get maximum screen resolution as, 1024 x 768. Do I need ...
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How to copy & paste from Ubuntu VirtualBox guest to Windows host?

I am running VirtualBox 4.1.4 on my Windows 7 laptop, running an Ubuntu 11.10 guest. I would like to copy text from Ubuntu's terminal and paste it into a file on the Windows host. This doesn't work ...
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How can I run Unity in a virtual machine?

Originally it was the case that Unity could not run in tools like Virtualbox. How can I now do so?
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How do I install kernel header files?

i want to write a device driver but not able to find the header file can someone please help me find them?Also if someone can point out some important site links that would be really appreciated
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How to install Ubuntu on VirtualBox?

I would like to know if anyone can help me with installing Ubuntu on VirtualBox 4.1.12. I'm really having trouble installing ubuntu on there. I am a first time user but always wanted to give it a try, ...
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After upgrading to 13.04 Unity interface is not showing

I've upgraded to Raring last night. The upgrade itself went okay, no errors. But when I rebooted the computer afterwards and logged in to my Unity session, all I could see was the Desktop background ...
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Error mounting VirtualBox shared folders in an Ubuntu guest

I have Ubuntu 10 as the guest OS on a Windows 7 machine. I have been trying to setup shares through VirtualBox, but nothing is working. First, I create the share in VirtualBox and point it to a ...
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Screen Resolution Problem with Ubuntu 14.04 and VirtualBox

Environment: Lenovo T530 running Windows 7. Have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a virtual machine using VM Virtual Box. Have installed all the updates from both Virtual Box and Ubuntu. Problem: While in ...
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How do I boot into a root shell?

When booting to the graphical desktop fails we sometimes are recommended to boot into a "root shell" or to boot in "recovery mode". How do I do that?
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What virtualization software can I use?

I've used only VMWare on my Windows 7 machine, but I'd like to use something on Ubuntu. What software would you recommend to create other Linux and Windows virtual machines?
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How do I install the VirtualBox version from Oracle to install an Extension Pack?

I downloaded VirtualBox OSE from the Ubuntu Software Center but it seems that that version is limited. I prefer to have the complete version and don't really care if it's closed source or not. Can I ...
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Mount VirtualBox SharedFolder in Ubuntu VM on boot

I have a Ubuntu VM running in VirtualBox. I have a Shared Folder set up as myshare I have a folder created in my home directory (~/jamesw) as host. using the line sudo mount -t vboxsf myshare host ...
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Adjusting display geometry in a virtual machine?

Running 11.04 beta in a Parallels 5.0 virtual machine, but this question will apply to any virtualization software. Parallels 5 Linux tools (guest additions) don't work for 10.10 and 11.04 and I ...
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Why do Guest Additions need kernel headers in VirtualBox 4.04.?

I'm trying to install the Guest Additions in VirtualBox 4.04.on ubuntu 11.10 I have this error: The headers for the current running kernel were not found. If the module compilation fails then this ...
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Is there a way to make a fullscreen on VirtualBox?

I tried many ways to make a bigger screen in VirtualBox because I do not like the small size of the guest window? Is there is a way to make it big?
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Enable graphics Card in Virtual Box

I recently brought a new laptop with following configuration Intel i5 2450 8 Gb DDR3 RAM Nvidia geforce gtx 520 1 GB card I had setup a Windows 7 virtual machine using VirtualBox. I want to use my ...
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How Can I connect USB Printer in Virtual Box OSE Win XP

How Can I Connect USB Printer in win XP installed within VirtualBox OSE. Help also needed to connect any usb device in above set-up. I use UBUNTU 10.10.
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How do I resolve slow and choppy performance in virtualbox?

Both, Ubuntu 12.10 and 13.04 perform very slow when running in VirtualBox 4.2.12. How do I run Ubuntu with unity or enabled transparency smoothly with VirtualBox?
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How to set up a virtual machine with VirtualBox

I have decided to set up a virtual console on my laptop to be able to test stuff like other distros. I have never attempted such things before so I'm a bit hesitant and therefore I need a complete ...
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How to improve performance of VirtualBox when UNITY_LOW_GFX_MODE is not working?

I set export UNITY_LOW_GFX_MODE=1 in my ~/.xprofile and it no longer has any effect in 13.04. Is there a way to disable all the eye candy? I'm running in VirtualBox and the Unity 3D mode with all the ...
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SMBus/ BIOS error while booting Ubuntu 13.04 in VirtualBox

I am trying to boot Ubuntu 13.04 in VirtualBox, but every time I boot, I get an error that says "SMBus base address uninitialized - upgrade BIOS or use force_addr=0xaddr". This happens right after I ...
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How to mount a VirtualBox shared folder at startup?

I have Ubuntu installed in Virtualbox. I want to mount my VirtualBox shared folder in Ubuntu automatically when I log in Ubuntu. I put the following line in my ~./bashrc and ~/.bash_profile: sudo ...
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How do I display the whole desktop in Virtual Box fullscreen mode?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox 4.2.6 on a Windows 7 host. After installing Ubuntu I wanted to get the VB interface in fullscreen. I therefore installed guest additions from Virtual Box ...
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Unable to turn on seamless mode in VirtualBox

I'm not able to switch to Seamless Mode in VirtualBox with Ubuntu 10.04 or 9.10 as guest OS's. I have tried the seamless mode with XP as guest OS, and it works absolutely fine. The host OS is Windows ...
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Will it be possible to run unity compiz in virtual box or another virtual machine? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I run Unity in a virtual machine? 11.04 comes with unity interface. I would like to test 11.04 without installing it on a hard drive. Will it be possible?
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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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Unable to mount the CD/DVD image on the machine Sandbox

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 Server AMD 64 with VirtualBox 4.2 latest version. I've installed it successfully. I've to install now Guest Additions but I am getting a error message like the below exactly ...
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Resolution doesn't change when resizing Virtualbox window

I've installed Ubuntu 64bit on Virtualbox 4.2.16. Guest Additions were installed in Ubuntu as well. However the display resolution of Ubuntu does not seem to change as the Virtualbox window is ...
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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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How to SCP a file from Mac -> Ubuntu VirtualBox?

I have a Mac (OS X) and a VirtualBox running Ubuntu. I want to SCP a 500mb file from the Mac to the VirtualBox. How do I do this? (Probably something to do with /etc/hosts?)
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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 do I keep guest additions working in virtual box after updates?

I installed Ubuntu 11.04 on Virtual Box. It had poor performance (had low max resolution, cursor was choppy when going across the screen, none of the unity stuff was there), until I installed the ...
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Mouse scroll not working on Oracle VirtualBox

I have Windows7x64 and Oracle VirtualBox 4.1.18 installed on it.I installed Ubuntu 12.04x64 and when I use it, mouse scrolling(Logitech M175) is not working. What I should do to make it work?
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Unable to mount the CD/DVD image on VirtualBox

I'm trying to develop a website in Python, and have installed VirtualBox on my Ubuntu 13.04 host. The VirtualBox is running an Ubuntu 13.04 Django stack. I need to be able to edit the files within my ...
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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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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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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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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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