Virtualbox 4.3.16 Released, How to Install it in Ubuntu, Linux Mint

September 10, 2014

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Oracle Virtualbox has released v4.3.16 with lots of bugs fixed and/or new items added. For Linux, a crash in Gnome session has been fixed and X.Org Server 1.16 now is supported in X11 guests.

According to the release note, the new version fixed restoring 32-bit FPU state on 64-bit capable VMs and restoring guest FPU in raw-mode VMs, properly restore normal/scale mode guest-screen size after exiting full-screen/seamless mode, fixed video recording support for 3D data regression. See the detailed changes.

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How to Install / Upgrade Virtualbox 4.3.16:

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, paste the command below and run to add the official Virtualbox repository for Ubuntu 14.04:

sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian trusty contrib"

For Ubuntu 12.04, replace trusty with precise in the above command.

After added the PPA, get the keyring:

wget -q https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -

Finally install vbox 4.3:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install virtualbox-4.3

Or upgrade via Synaptic Package manager or Software Updater.

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2 responses to Virtualbox 4.3.16 Released, How to Install it in Ubuntu, Linux Mint

  1. Hi Ji m,

    I just began to use Ubuntu. I accidentally installed this VirtualBox tool by following your code. Do you know how to uninstall or remove it? Thank you!

    Yun

    • Open Ubuntu Software Center and search for virtualbox-4.3. It will list the installed software as well as the remove button