VirtualBox 5.2.14 Released with Kernel 4.17, X11 Fixes

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Oracle Virtualbox got a new maintenance release for the 5.2 series today with various bug-fixes.

According to the changelog, following items were added or fixed in VirtualBox 5.2.14:

  • Fixed a segmentation fault when accessing the interface through VNC
  • X11: handle repeating keys on the host system correctly
  • VMM: Fixed emulation of the undocumented SALC instruction
  • VMM: Fixed emulation of so-called “huge unreal mode”
  • The PS/2 keyboard emulation has been corrected to not queue partial scan code sequences
  • Fixed CUE file support to correct REM keyword parsing
  • USB: Fixed a problem where the emulated xHCI device under very rare circumstances failed to report an empty isochronous transfer ring error, causing the transfers on the corresponding endpoint to stop.
  • Audio: fixed Linux kernel log flooding
  • Apple hosts: make kernel driver load with Mac OS Mojave pre-release
  • Linux guests: made vboxvideo driver build with kernel 4.17 and with pre-3.14 and EL 7.1 kernels

How to Install Virtualbox 5.2.14 in Ubuntu:

If you have a previous Virtualbox 5.1 series installed, remove it before installing the 5.2 release

The Linux binary for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 18.04, and their derivatives are available for download at the link below:

Download Virtualbox for Linux

Download the package matches your OS and click install via Ubuntu Software

To install Virtualbox 5.2.14 using official Linux repository:

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T), paste the command and run:

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, replace $(lsb_release -sc) in the code with the Ubuntu codename that your system depends on.

add-vbox-repo

2. Install the key via:

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

For Ubuntu 14.04, use this one instead:

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

3. Finally update and install VBox 5.2.14 via commands:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install virtualbox-5.2

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ml is a part time stay-at-home dad who've been using Ubuntu Desktop for a few years. He writes in the free time and wishes to share some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers.

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