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Ubuntu 12.10 running on VirtualBox

If you run Ubuntu 12.10 without 3D support, desktop is slow but it should work fine without problems, if you want 3D support to get a speedy desktop read below.

Here are the steps I followed, it should also work on win 7 64:
  • Install VirtualBox-4.2.5-82494-OSX.dmg, Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-4.2.5-82494.vbox-extpack.
  • In ubuntu "sudo /media/lafa/VBOXADDITIONS_4.2.5_82479/VBoxLinuxAdditions.run" to install guest additions.
  • Enable 3D Acceleration in Vbox Settings rebooted the vm.
  • in Ubuntu execute "ccsm" go to OPENGL and disable everything (sync,texture,framebuffer,vertex, buffer swapping), this makes Compiz work a lot more stable, in VirtualBox.
  • On the host os run "VBoxManage setextradata global GUI/Customizations noStatusBar", to help "Guest display is offset on retina display", until this bug is fixed.
I still have a problem when running in windowed mode, and the bug is:
  • In Full Screen mode, the mouse works great, but in my macbook pro 15 retina display, I'm having problems the VirtualBox rendering of the display of the guest OS, seems some calculation of X and Y axels to render the screen is off, by a lot and the mouse can not hit the right location on the guest OS.
  • View -> Scale Mode also does not work



I am running this on a MacBookPro Retina 15''.

Get the beta VirtualBox binaries from here:
https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/11107


Guest display is offset on retina display when 3d acceleration is enabled
https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/11021




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