VirtualBox 5.2.10 Released with Fix for KDE Plasma Hang

April 18, 2018 — Leave a comment

Virtualbox

Oracle announced a new maintenance release for VirtualBox 5.2 series a day ago with various bug-fixes.

Changes in VirtualBox 5.2.10 include:

  • VMM: Fixed missing NULL pointer check in MMIO code
  • Storage: fixed having multiple NVMe controllers with ICH9 enabled
  • Network: fixed wireless detection regression when bridging to adapters with unbound IP protocols
  • Network: fixed VERR_INTNET_FLT_IF_NOT_FOUND when bridging to some adapters on Windows hosts
  • Audio: Fixed interrupt storm in FreeBSD guests with HDA
  • Keyboard: Introduced a small delay to fix old software which expects to be able to read an incoming scan code more than once
  • Windows installer: Removed the “Ignore” action in the case the current VBox installation is still running, as the (successful) update will not work until a host reboot is performed
  • NAT: Handle nameserver 0.0.0.0 which is a valid setting
  • BIOS: INT 15h/87h service must disable A20 gate when done
  • Linux Guest Additions: fix a hang starting KDE Plasma

How to Install Virtualbox 5.2.8 in Ubuntu:

1. If you’re still running with VirtualBox 5.1.x, open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or from application launcher. Remove old Virtualbox via command:

sudo apt-get remove virtualbox virtualbox-5.1

2. Download & install the latest Virtualbox package from the link below:

Download VirtualBox for Linux

3. If you’ve added the Oracle VBox repository, you can directly install the 5.2 release from Synaptic Package Manager or via apt command, after removing the old version.

To add the repository, do:

Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add the repository:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian $(lsb_release -sc) contrib" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list'

for Linux Mint 18.x, replace $(lsb_release -sc) with xenial in the code.

Virtualbox Official Linux repository

Setup the keyring so to trust the updates from the repository:

wget -q https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox_2016.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -

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

Finally install virtualbox 5.2 via commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install virtualbox-5.2

With the repository added, you can simply install the future 5.2 series updates via Software Updater.

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