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New VM - VirtualBox

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The only bug i've found is having a proxy which requires auth, that appears to be crashing virtual box if i dont close the manager window quick enough. (still present in recent versions), hence i cant do that rego thing on first startup


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Virtual box is definitely the best. Virtual PC 2007 could not install openSUSE 11. In Virtual Box it runs great. The only flaw I have found so far is that the "virtual" video card does not accept 24bit but that's minor because the view is fine. :whistle::thumbup

try the new version - supposed to have added in some 3D acceleration!


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have you already tried the 3D acceleration?


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VirtualBox 4.0.0 (released 2010-12-22)


This version is a major update. The following major new features were added:

* Reorganization of VirtualBox into a base package and Extension Packs; see chapter 1.5, Installing VirtualBox and extension packs, see the manual for more information

* New settings/disk file layout for VM portability; see chapter 10.1, Where VirtualBox stores its files, see the manual for more information

* Major rework of the GUI (now called “VirtualBox Manager”):

o Redesigned user interface with guest window preview (also for screenshots)

o New “scale” display mode with scaled guest display; see chapter 1.8.5, Resizing the machine’s window, see the manual for more information

o Support for creating and starting .vbox desktop shortcuts (bug #1889)

o The VM list is now sortable

o Machines can now be deleted easily without a trace including snapshots and saved states, and optionally including attached disk images (bug #5511; also, VBoxManage unregistervm --delete can do the same now)

o Built-in creation of desktop file shortcuts to start VMs on double click (bug #2322)

* VMM: support more than 1.5/2 GB guest RAM on 32-bit hosts

* New virtual hardware:

o Intel ICH9 chipset with three PCI buses, PCI Express and Message Signaled Interrupts (MSI); see chapter 3.4.1, “Motherboard” tab, see the manual for more information

o Intel HD Audio, for better support of modern guest operating systems (e.g. 64-bit Windows; bug #2785)

* Improvements to OVF support (see chapter 1.12, Importing and exporting virtual machines, see the manual for more information):

o Open Virtualization Format Archive (OVA) support

o Significant performance improvements during export and import

o Creation of the manifest file on export is optional now

o Imported disks can have formats other than VMDK

* Resource control: added support for limiting a VM’s CPU time and IO bandwidth; see chapter 5.8, Limiting bandwidth for disk images, see the manual for more information

* Storage: support asynchronous I/O for iSCSI, VMDK, VHD and Parallels images

* Storage: support for resizing VDI and VHD images; see chapter 8.21, VBoxManage modifyhd, see the manual for more information.

* Guest Additions: support for multiple virtual screens in Linux and Solaris guests using X.Org server 1.3 and later

* Language bindings: uniform Java bindings for both local (COM/XPCOM) and remote (SOAP) invocation APIs

In addition, the following items were fixed and/or added:

* VMM: Enable large page support by default on 64-bit hosts (applies to nested paging only)

* VMM: fixed guru meditation when running Minix (VT-x only; bug #6557)

* VMM: fixed crash under certain circumstances (Linux hosts only, non VT-x/AMD-V mode only; bugs #4529 and #7819)

* GUI: add configuration dialog for port forwarding in NAT mode (bug #1657)

* GUI: show the guest window content on save and restore

* GUI: certain GUI warnings don’t stop the VM output anymore

* GUI: fixed black fullscreen minitoolbar on KDE4 hosts (Linux hosts only; bug #5449)

* BIOS: implemented multi-sector reading to speed up booting of certain guests (e.g. Solaris)

* Bridged networking: improved throughput by filtering out outgoing packets intended for the host before they reach the physical network (Linux hosts only; bug #7792)

* 3D support: allow use of CR_SYSTEM_GL_PATH again (bug #6864)

* 3D support: fixed various clipping/visibility issues (bugs #5659, #5794, #5848, #6018, #6187, #6570)

* 3D support: guest application stack corruption when using glGetVertexAttrib[ifd]v (bug #7395)

* 3D support: fixed OpenGL support for libMesa 7.9

* 3D support: fixed Unity/Compiz crashes on natty

* 2D Video acceleration: multimonitor support

* VRDP: fixed rare crash in multimonitor configuration

* VRDP: support for upstream audio

* Display: fixed occasional guest resize crash

* NAT: port forwarding rules can be applied at runtime

* SATA: allow to attach CD/DVD-ROM drives including passthrough (bug #7058)

* Floppy: support readonly image files, taking this as the criteria for making the medium readonly (bug #5651)

* Audio: fixed memory corruption during playback under rare circumstances

* Audio: the DirectSound backend now allows VMs to be audible when another DirectSound application is active, including another VM (bug #5578)

* EFI: support for SATA disks and CDROMs

* BIOS: reduce the stack usage of the VESA BIOS function #4F01 (Quake fix)

* OVF/OVA: fixed export of VMs with iSCSI disks

* Storage: Apple DMG image support for the virtual CD/DVD (bug #6760)

* Linux host USB support: introduced a less invasive way of accessing raw USB devices (bugs #1093, #5345, #7759)

* Linux hosts: support recent Linux kernels with CONFIG_DEBUG_SET_MODULE_RONX set

* Guest Additions: Shared Folders now can be marked as being auto-mounted on Windows, Linux and Solaris guests

* Linux Additions: Shared Folders now support symbolic links (bug #818)

* Linux Additions: combined 32-bit and 64-bit additions into one file

* Windows Additions: automatic logon on Windows Vista/Windows 7 is now able to handle renamed user accounts; added various bugfixes




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VirtualBox 4.0.6 (released 2011-04-21)

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:

VMM: fixed incorrect handling of ballooned pages when restoring a VMM from a saved state

VMM: don't crash on hosts with more than 64 cores / hyperthreads; implemented support for up to 256 host cores (except Windows hosts; bug #8489)

VMM: fixed guru meditation for PAE guests running on hosts without PAE (bug #8006)

VMM: fixed slow Linux guests with raw mode and recent guest kernels (bug #8726)

GUI: support host key combinations (bug #979)

GUI: fixed progress indicator (bug #7814)

GUI: show the mouse pointer while the VM is paused if the USB tablet mouse emulation is used (bug #6799)

GUI: adapt the snapshot folder as well when renaming a VM (bug #8469)

GUI: persistently remember the last folders of the disk/DVD/floppy selectors

GUI: never allow to start a VM with USB-2.0 activated if the proper extension pack is missing (bug #8182)

GUI: fixed hang/crash when opening a file dialog in an non-existing folder (bug #8673)

Snapshots: fixed a bug which could lose entries in the media registry when restoring a snapshot (bug #8363)

Snapshots: allow snapshots to be stored in the VM directory

3D support: fixed a crash if a VM was forced to terminate (Windows hosts only; bug #7133)

Storage: fixed memory leak (4.0 regression; bug #7966)

Storage: fixed access to iSCSI targets over internal network

Storage: fixed reading from disks with more than one snapshot for VHD and VMDK images with disabled host cache (bug #8408)

Storage: fixed a possible hang during VM suspend after an I/O error occurred

Storage: fixed a possible hang during VM suspend / reset (bug #8276, #8294)

Storage: automatically create a diff image when attaching a streamOptimized VMDK image to a VM

ATA/SATA: fixed automounting of virtual CD/DVD mediums with recent Linux distributions by correctly reporting the current profile as 'none' if no medium is present

Buslogic: fixed emulation for certain guests (e.g. jRockit VE)

Host-Only Networking: fixed interface creation failure on Windows hosts (4.0.4 regression; bug #8362)

Host-Only & Bridged & Internal Networking: fix for processing promiscuous mode requests by VMs, defaulting to switch behaviour

Host-Only Networking: fixed connectivity issue after resuming the host from sleep (bug #3625)

Bridged Networking: support for interface bonding on Mac OS X hosts (bug #8731)

NAT: fixed processing of ARP announcements for guests with static assigned IPs (bug #8609)

VRDP: backward compatibility with VRDPAuth external authentication library (bug #8063)

Shared Folders: don't fail to start a VM if a path is not absolute, for example when importing an OVF from a different host (bug #7941)

Audio: fixed crash under certain conditions (bug #8527)

USB: fixed a crash when plugging certain USB devices (bug #8699)

HPET: fixed time jumps when reading the counter (bug #8707)

OVF/OVA: automatically adjust disk paths if the VM name is changed on import

OVF/OVA: fix export to slow medias

OVF/OVA: automatically repair inconsistent appliances with multiple disks (bug #8253)

rdesktop-vrdp: fixed an assertion triggered under certain conditions (bug #8593)

Windows hosts: fixed occasional hangs during VM shutdown because sometimes COM was not properly uninitialized

Mac OS X hosts: prevent the mouse from leaving the VM window while captured

Mac OS X hosts: keep aspect ratio while resizing in scale mode (shift for old behaviour) (part of bug #7822)

X11 hosts: fixed Yen key support (bug #8438)

X11 hosts: fixed a regression which caused Host+F1 to pop up help instead of sending Ctrl+Alt+F1

Linux hosts / Linux Additions: mangle IPRT symbols to allow installing VirtualBox inside a VM while the Guest Additions are active (bug #5686)

Linux hosts / Linux guests: workaround for a bug in GLIBC older than version 1.11 leading to crashes under certain conditions (signed/unsigned problem with memchr on 64-bit machines)

Solaris hosts: fixed a deadlock in event semaphores that could lead to unkillable VM processes

Windows Additions: fixed Sysprep parameter handling

Windows Additions: fixed spontaneous guest reboots under certain circumstances (4.0.2 regression; bugs #8406, #8429)

Windows Additions: added auto logon support for locked workstations on legacy Windows versions

Windows Additions: fixed driver bugcheck error when handling PnP messages (4.0 regression; bug #8367)

Windows Additions: fixed memory leak in VBoxVideo

X11 Additions: added support for X.Org Server 1.10 final

Linux Additions: Linux kernel 2.6.39-rc1 fixes

Linux Additions: improved auto-run support (bug #5509)

Linux Additions: fix mouse support on SUSE 11 SP 1 guests (bug #7946)

Solaris Additions: added support for X.Org Server 1.9

Guest Additions: various bugfixes for guest control execution

Webservice: use own log file, with log rotation to limit size




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VirtualBox 4.1.2 (released 2011-08-15)

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:

VMM: fixed 64-bit guests on AMD Fusion CPUs (bug #8824)

VMM: fixed handling of the sysenter/sysexit machine instructions in 64-bit guests on Intel hosts

GUI: added linked clone support

GUI: fixed error check when changing the VM controller settings (4.1.0 regression; bug #9246)

GUI: fixed the inclusion of additional information (license, vendor, ...) on OVF export

GUI: when taking a snapshot from the VM selector, don't do a live snapshot

GUI: fixed immediate crash during start on certain environments due to a library version conflict

Guest control execution: implemented copying single files from guest to the host (directories and filters not supported yet)

Guest control execution: limited to serve up to 5 guest processes at a time by default

Main: return the correct RDP default port fixing settings warnings in the GUI if the remote display was enabled at runtime (bug #9368)

VBoxSVC: made the path comparison OS independent when images are registered (bug #9303)

VBoxSVC: several fixes/performance improvements for cloning of VMs

Snapshots: fixed "Solid-State drive" flag survival on snapshot creation (bug #9379)

VBoxManage: implemented copyfrom and stat guest control tools to copy files from guest to host and to check for existence of files on the guest

VBoxManage: fixed extpack install --replace (bug #9308)

VBoxManage: allow to start multiple VMs with startvm

VBoxManage: experimental support for SATA CD/DVD hotplugging

Mouse support: fixed an off-by-one pointer position error affecting Windows guests (bugs #7566, #9321)

VRDP: fixed a case when the screen was not redrawn correctly (bug #9242)

NAT: changed TCP connection establishment according to Winsock API requirements (Windows hosts only; bug #8919)

USB: fixed device recognition issues (bugs #9299) and fixed several device capturing issues (Windows hosts; bug #9299)

USB: fixed issues with remote filters being applied to local USB devices

OVA: fixed import of renamed OVA files (bug #9033)

Windows host: fixed icon for .VDI files (bug #9393)

Solaris hosts: fixed a bug preventing parallel usage of multiple host NICs with Crossbow based bridged networking

Linux hosts: fixed random kernel panics on host suspend / shutdown (4.1.0 regression; bug #9305)

Guest Additions: keep logged in user count in out-of-memory situations and warn about it

Solaris Additions: fixed shared folders due to missing symbols in the vboxfs module (4.0.12 / 4.1.0 regression; bug #9264)

Windows Additions: fixed file truncation on a shared folder with some applications (bugs #9276, #9315)

Windows Additions: fixed shared folder issues with antivirus software and 64 bit Windows guests (bug #9318)

Windows Vista and 7 guests: WDDM driver fixes and performance enhancements, fixed WinSAT crashes (#9267)

Linux Additions: fixed llseek() for Linux kernels 2.6.37 and above




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VirtualBox 4.1.16 (released 2012-05-22)

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:

VMM: fixed a Guru Meditation VERR_ACCESS_DENIED with certain guests (bugs #7589, #8247)

VMM: fixed a Guru Meditation VERR_PAGE_TABLE_NOT_PRESENT with Ubuntu 32-bit guests with nested paging enabled on AMD CPUs (bug #10183)

VMM: preserve segment limits and attributes when switching to unreal mode required for some legacy guests to work properly (VT-x without unrestricted guest execution only; bug #9941)

VMM: fixed a VM hang after a resume from pause / savestate with SMP guests in rare cases

3D Support: several fixes for the Windows WDDM video driver crash

NAT: fixed a crash on attempt to process ICMP datagram under some circumstances (bug #10527)

Host-only Networking: lifted the maximal number of interfaces to 128 on Linux and Mac OS X hosts (there is no such limitation for Solaris and Windows hosts)

EFI: fixed wrong SEC/PEI Core entry point calculation (bug #10531)

VRDP: fixed a display update problem (bug #10503)

Main: set the proper VM state if savestate failed for some reason (bug #6189)

Main: more useful error message if a medium is inaccessible

VBoxManage: fixed controlvm savestate if the VM is already paused

Mac OS X hosts: addressed issues running on Mountain Lion Preview 3 (bug #10267)

Linux hosts: Linux 3.4 compile fixes

Linux hosts: fixed wrong help path in some rpm-based packages (bug #10418)

Guest Additions: fixed handling of custom environment variables during VBoxManage guestcontrol execute (bug #10581)

Windows Additions: fixed guest driver crash of VBoxSF in certain cases (4.1.10 regression, bug #10408)

Windows Additions: don't load the WDDM driver if 3D support is not available for Windows 8 guests to keep the guest maintainable in that case (still better to miss some features than providing a blank screen)

Solaris Additions: added support for X.org Server 1.11 and 1.12




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