Sunday, 26 October 2008

Ubuntu 8.10 Under VirtualBox

Ubuntu 8.10 works great under Sun's Virtual Box. To get everything working perfectly, you need to install "Guest Additions". This is done by selecting "Install Guest Additions" from the VirtualBox Menu, and then entering the following into a terminal: -

sudo /media/cdrom/

This installs better mouse & video drivers and enables things like automatic resolution changing, and better mouse control.

For some reason, my xorg.conf file wasn't updated properly though - the following lines should be present in /etc/X11/xorg.conf : -

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "vboxmouse"
Option "CorePointer"

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Driver "vboxvideo"

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