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Ubuntu 13.04

VirtualBox Guest Additions Stop Working After Update

Possible solution if you are running Ubuntu 13.04 with the Unity Desktop, running inside VirtualBox 4.2.12.

VirtualBox

3D Hardware Acceleration not Working in VirtualBox

This might resolve 3D hardware acceleration not working in VirtualBox 4.2.12 when running Ubuntu 13.04.

Ubuntu 13.04

How to Uninstall VirtualBox Guest Additions

These instructions are for removing VirtualBox Guest Additions from Ubuntu 13.04 running under VirtualBox version 4.2.12. They may be the same or similar for other version combinations and other Linux distros, but no guarantee is made. Assumes you know how to open a terminal. Instructions for opening a terminal can be found here. Uninstalling VirtualBox […]

Ubuntu 13.04

How to Install VirtualBox Guest Additions

These instructions are for Ubuntu 13.04 running under VirtualBox 4.2.12 on Windows 7 with SP1. They should be the same or similar for other version combinations, but I make no guarantee. These instructions are the same or very similar for many other Linux distros, however, the VirtualBox Guest Additions don’t work with all distros of […]

Ubuntu 13.04

How to Enable 3D Hardware Acceleration under VirtualBox

These instructions are for Ubuntu 13.04 running under VirtualBox 4.2.12 on Window 7 with SP1. The instructions are probably the same or similar for other version combinations but no guarantee is made. 1) Install VirtualBox Guest Additions. Full instructions can be found here. 2) Shut down the virtual machine. It is not possible to change […]

Ubuntu 12.10

How to Uninstall VirtualBox Guest Additions

These instructions are for removing VirtualBox Guest Additions from Ubuntu 12.10 running under VirtualBox version 4.2.2. They may be the same or similar for other version combinations and other Linux distros, but no guarantee is made. Assumes you know how to open a terminal. Instructions for opening a terminal can be found here. Uninstalling VirtualBox […]

VirtualBox

How to Access USB Devices

These instructions are for VirtualBox 4.1.18 running on Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 with Ubuntu 12.04 (running the Unity Interface) as the guest OS. I believe the instructions are the same (or very similar) regardless of which host OS and guest OS combination you are running, but I make no guarantee. Sometimes you want […]

Ubuntu 12.04

Virtualbox Guest Additions Stop Working after Update

These instructions are for Ubuntu 12.04, with the Unity interface, running under VirtualBox 4.1.12_77218. They should be the same or similar for other version combinations, but no guarantee is made. Sometimes, when Ubuntu updates are applied to your system, the VirtualBox Guest Additions stop working. Symptoms may include: (1) screen resolution reverts back to the […]

Ubuntu 12.04

Adding a Shared Folder Under VirtualBox

This tutorial is for adding shared folders to Ubuntu 12.04 running under VirtualBox 4.1.12 on Windows 7 with SP 1. The instructions should be the same for the same for other version combinations, or even for different OSes on which VirtualBox runs, but no guarantee is made. Assumes you have enabled shared folders for Ubuntu […]

Ubuntu 12.04

Installing VirtualBox Guest Additions

These instructions are for Ubuntu 12.04 running under VirtualBox 4.1.12 on Windows 7 with SP1. They should be the same or similar for other version combinations, but I make no guarantee. These instructions are the same or very similar for many other distros of Linux, however, the VirtualBox Guest Additions don’t work with all distros […]

Ubuntu 12.04

How to Uninstall VirtualBox Guest Additions

These instructions are for removing VirtualBox Guest Additions from Ubuntu 12.04 running under VirtualBox version 4.1.12. They may be the same or similar for other version combinations and other Linux distros, but no guarantee is made. Assumes you know how to open a terminal. Instructions for opening a terminal can be found here. Uninstalling VirtualBox […]

Ubuntu 12.04

Enabling Shared Folders Under VirtualBox

These instructions are for Ubuntu 12.04 running under VirtualBox 4.1.12 on Windows 7 with SP1. They should be the same for other version combinations, but no guarantee is made. It shouldn’t matter on which host VirtualBox is running, but I don’t run it on anything other than Windows. I have not tried sharing folders on […]