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After updating my Ubuntu virtualbox, I have encountered several problems:

  1. the copy-paste buffer is not the same from my host machine to the Ubuntu machine.
  2. I can't access shared drives
  3. I can't download virtualbox-guest packages. When I do , I get the following error:

The following package may have unmet dependencies: virtualbox-guest-x11 : Depends: xorg-video-abi-11 Depends: xerver-xorg-core (>= 2:1.10.99.901) E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

Any ideas on how to troubleshoot this would be welcome.

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Update guest additions in the VM. If your guest is running ubuntu:

sudo /media/$user/$vboxversion/VBoxLinuxAdditions.run

  • what goes in $vboxversion ? Is it the Ubuntu OS version? – farid99 Jun 23 '15 at 20:30
  • Do a ls /media/user. For example: ls /media/steve produces VBOXADDITIONS_4.3.20_96996. – stevieb Jun 23 '15 at 20:35

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