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: E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

Any ideas on how to troubleshoot this would be welcome.


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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