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Oracle Virtualbox reached version 5.2.6, third maintenance release for 5.2 series, with some bug-fixes and various improvements.

Changes in Virtualbox 5.2.6 include:

  • GUI: fixed occasional screen corruption when host screen resolutio n is changed
  • User interface: increase proposed disk size when creating new VMs for Windows 7 and newer
  • User interface: various improvements for high resolution screens
  • VMM: Fixed problems using 256MB VRAM in raw-mode VMs
  • Audio: implemented support for audio playback and recording for macOS guests
  • Audio: further timing improvements for Windows 10 guests
  • Linux hosts: fixed problem accessing mini-toolbar under XFCE

How to Install Virtualbox 5.2.6 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 xenial contrib" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list'

Depends your Ubuntu edition, replace xenial (for Ubuntu 16.04) with trusty (for 14.04, Mint 17.x, eOS 0.3), or artful (for Ubuntu 17.10).

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.

Virtualbox

Oracle Virtualbox reached 5.2.4, the second maintenance release for the 5.2 series with various high resolution display improvements, Gnome shell login issue fixed, and various audio fixes.

Virtualbox 5.2.4 release highlights:

  • Adjusting desktop file for X11 window managers
  • arious high resolution display adjustments
  • Audio: fixed SB16 volume handling
  • various audio fixes
  • fixed a problem where OHCI emulation might sporadically drop data transfers
  • fixed screen corruption when the Linux host screen changes and a virtual machine window is maximized
  • Fixed a hang at the GNOME Shell login screen with 3D enabled

How to Install Virtualbox 5.2.4 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 xenial contrib" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list'

Depends your Ubuntu edition, replace xenial (for Ubuntu 16.04) with trusty (for 14.04, Mint 17.x, eOS 0.3), or artful (for Ubuntu 17.10).

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.

Virtualbox

Virtualbox 5.2.2, the first maintenance release for VBox 5.2 series, was released earlier today.

Changes in Virtualbox 5.2.2 include:

  • Various improvements for high resolution screens
  • Added functionality to duplicate optical and floppy images
  • Various improvements for the virtual media manager
  • VMM: fixed emulation so that Plan 9 guests can start once more
  • Storage: fixed regression breaking iSCSI
  • Audio: added HDA support for more exotic guests (e.g. Haiku)
  • Serial: fixed hanging I/O when using named pipes on Windows
  • Serial: fixed broken communication with certain devices on Linux hosts
  • USB/OHCI: improved behavior so that the controller state after a VM reset is closer to the initial state after VM start
  • EFI: fixed HFS+ driver which in rare cases failed to access most files on a volume
  • Shared clipboard: fixed hang with OS X host and Linux guest
  • Linux hosts/guests: fixed kernel module compilation and start failures with Linux kernel 4.14.
  • X11 hosts: better handle WM_CLASS setting
  • Linux guests: fixed various 5.2.0 regressions
  • Bridged networking: fixed duplicate EtherType in VLAN/priority tags on Linux.

How to Install Virtualbox 5.2.2 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 xenial contrib" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list'

Depends your Ubuntu edition, replace xenial (for Ubuntu 16.04) with trusty (for 14.04, Mint 17.x, eOS 0.3), or artful (for Ubuntu 17.10).

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.

Virtualbox

Oracle VirtualBox reached the new major 5.2 release series with great new features and various bug-fixes and improvements.

New Features in VirtualBox 5.2:

  • export VM to Oracle Cloud.
  • Unattended guest installation, similar to VMware’s “Easy Install”
  • Overhauled VM selector GUI (improved tools VM / global tools handling, new icons)
  • Added experimental audio support for video recording
  • Fixed warning about “XSAVE consistency problem”.
  • Virtual Media Manager and Snapshot Pane rework
  • Ability to enable/disable audio input/output, and more audio settings.
  • Better EFI video mode handling, and support custom video modes
  • See changelog for more.

How to Install Virtualbox 5.2 in Ubuntu:

1. 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 xenial contrib" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list'

Depends your Ubuntu edition, replace xenial (for Ubuntu 16.04) with trusty (for 14.04, Mint 17.x, eOS 0.3), or zesty (for Ubuntu 17.04).

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.

Virtualbox

Oracle VirtualBox 5.1.28, a new maintenance release for the 5.1 series, was released recently with various important bug fixes.

Changes in VirtualBox 5.1.28 include:

  • Fix accidental crashes when using the AC’97 sound emulation
  • Fix crash when default audio input or output devices have changed
  • Fix audio recording when using the ALSA backend
  • Fix audio handle leak when using the OSS backend
  • E1000: fixed a crash related to VLAN traffic over internal network
  • OVF: when importing an appliance with XHCI controller, don’t add an OHCI controller.
  • NAT: apply --natbindip1 to TCP connections
  • Fix in Mac OS X a GUI crash if Spotlight is used from file dialogs
  • Fix in Mac OS X mouse events did not reach host windows behind the transparent VM window
  • Fix creating fixed sized VDI images in Linux host.
  • Fix for Linux 4.4 of openSUSE Leap 42.3
  • Linux Additions: kernel drm driver support for custom EL7 Linux 3.10 kernel
  • A fix to bridged networking to prevent Windows host crash.

Download Install Virtualbox 5.1.28 in Ubuntu:

The official Linux binaries are available for download at the link below:

Download Virtualbox for Linux

For those who want to add Oracle Linux repository to receive Virtualbox updates using “Software Updater” utility, open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or from application launcher and do:

1. Add the repository for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, and derivatives:

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

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

Virtualbox Official Linux repository

2. Install the gpg key via command:

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

3. To install virtualbox 5.1 for the first time, run command:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install virtualbox-5.1

Uninstall:

You can remove Virtualbox Linux repository via Software & Updates utility under Other Software tab.

To remove Virtualbox 5.1, either use your system package manager or run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove virtualbox-5.1