VirtualBox 4.1.6 has been released!

VirtualBox 4.1.6 has been released!, this is a maintenance release that comes to fix some major bugs.virtualbox


VirtualBox 4.1.6 change log

  • VRDP: fixed screen corruption
  • NAT: the interface stopped working after a lot of failed ICMP requests
  • E1000: fixed rare Windows 7 guest hangs, either at boot time or when reconfiguring the network card in unusual setups
  • ATA: fixed a possible crash during ATAPI passthrough with certain guests
  • ATA: improved compatibility with ancient Linux kernels
  • Main: fixed incorrect framebuffer information after leaving the fullscreen mode with X11 guests, this lead to a scrambled preview window in the GUI for example
  • Mac OS X hosts: fixed the problem with duplicate packets when bridged to a wireless interface (bug #9648)
  • Linux hosts: fix for 3D support on Fedora 15 (bug #9799)
  • Linux hosts: don’t call del_timer_sync from an interrupt context
  • Windows Vista and 7 guests: more WDDM fixes
  • Linux Additions: fixed kernel module compilation failure on Redhat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Linux Additions: install the DRI driver correctly on Ubuntu 11.10 guests
  • Solaris Additions: added read-only mmap support for shared folders
  • Solaris Additions: added directory, file mode and mask options for shared folders
  • Windows Additions: implemented faster detection of logged-in guest users and stale sessions
  • X.Org Additions: fixed graphical corruption when switching to a virtual terminal (bug #9490)



For Ubuntu and LinuxMint, open terminal and enter the following commands

sudo -v
echo "deb $(lsb_release -sc) contrib" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install virtualbox-4.1

  • If you don`t want to install virtualbox from repository download the following .deb packages from this Link.

– For Other Linux distribution, download the packages from this Link.

For installation of extension pack, please check our previous post.

  • oceania68

    just installed it on Peppermint two with ease, and loaded openSUSE i made for my cat.. haha.. just finding my way around it is easy… but i think I better go back to openSUSE Studio and add a few more things to the distro.. Virtualbox is great… :D

  • Jan

    Thank you for posting this, but the installation lines do not work for Linux Mint. It puts the name of your Mint-version somewhere in the lines of your software-sources. And it shouldn’t do that. So, after running these lines until the update one, open your software-sources and change the name of your Mint-distribution in the Ubuntu-one. In my case, had to change from Katya to Natty. And then it works like a charm.