VirtualBox 4.1.8 has been released!

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VirtualBox 4.1.8 has been released!, this is a maintenance release that comes to fix some major bugs.virtualbox

The following items were fixed and/or added:

  • VMM: fixed VERR_MAP_FAILED during savestate under certain circumstances
  • GUI: stop updating the VM status icons when the VM is paused
  • VBoxManage: fixed wrong return code after startvm
  • BIOS: fixed hang at launch of DOS applications generated by Clipper 5.3 (note that hardware virtualization may be required)
  • USB: fixed OS/2 boot hang when using recent USB drivers
  • NAT: increase maximum number of parallel connections making connections with port forwarding more robust
  • Metrics: fixed potential problem with invalid access in guest metrics collection upon VM destruction
  • Main: don’t crash if a medium is ejected twice
  • VBoxSVC: fixed crash under rare circumstances (e.g. client crash)
  • VRDP: fixed screen freeze
  • OVF/OVA: fixed broken disk images on import under rare circumstances
  • OVF/OVA: better error message when importing corrupted appliances
  • VMDK/VHD: fixed a possible corruption with host cache disabled when using snapshots under rare circumstances
  • 3D Support: Fixed fullscreen mode issues for ATI graphics , Windows Media Player rendering for XPDM-based Direct3D support (bug #8341). Multiple fixes to XPDM and WDDM – based 3D support for Windows Guests and for 3D support in general
  • Linux hosts: fixes for Fedoras Linux 2.6.41
  • Linux hosts/guests: fixes for Linux 3.2
  • Solaris Additions: various shared folder fixes
  • Windows Additions: various fixes for Direct3D support (un)installation, added detection of missing or wrong Direct3D system files

 

Installation:

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

sudo -v
echo "deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian $(lsb_release -sc) contrib" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/oracle_vbox.asc -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.

For questions please refer to our Q/A forum at : http://ask.unixmen.com/

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