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MX 17 Repository: The Virtual Box Thread

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Re: MX 17 Repository: The Virtual Box Thread

#11 Post by Stevo » Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:07 pm

Updated to 5.2.16, sourced from Debian Sid, in the test repo. Debian has added their own patch to prevent the guest modules from trying to load on a real hardware install, but it may throw up a message informing the user that they aren't loading.

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Re: MX 17 Repository: The Virtual Box Thread

#12 Post by Stevo » Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:31 pm

We now have the latest Virtual Box 5.2.18 packages in the test repo. One improvement that stands out is that guests running the 4.17 kernel are now able to build and use its guest modules successfully.

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Re: MX 17 Repository: The Virtual Box Thread

#13 Post by Stevo » Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:42 pm

Virtual Box 5.2.20 from Sid, along with the matching guest-iso and extension pack installer packages, is now available in our test repository. Changes and fixes include:
This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:

VMM: fixed task switches triggered by INTn instruction (bug #17979)
Storage: fixed connecting to certain iSCSI targets (bug #17507)
Storage: fixed handling of flush requests when configured to be ignored when the host I/O cache is used (bug #17573)
Drag and drop: implemented support for UNC paths (bug #17146)
Drag and drop: fixed resuming operation when restoring from a saved state (bug #17649)
Drag and drop: fixed copying files with long file names (> 248 characters) from guests to Windows hosts (bug #17447)
Drag and drop: fixed handling files with Unicode names on Windows guests (bug #15501)
Drag and drop: fixed copying empty (0-byte) files to / from guests (bugs #14863 + #17443)
Drag and drop: fixed copying over files from hosts to Linux guests (bug #16025)
Networking: restore connectivity for guests bridged to host adapters that were unavailable temporarily (Windows hosts, bug #17090)
Guest Control: fixed hang when using --wait-stdout and/or --wait-stderr (bug #17386). Needs updating Guest Additions
Video recording: fixed starting video recording on VM power up (bug #17307)
Linux Additions: various build fixes for kernel modules on recent distributions, and made sure modules end up in initramfs files
Linux Additions: build fixes for 4.19, thank you Larry Finger
Linux Additions: various small fixes for video driver

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Re: MX 17 Repository: The Virtual Box Thread

#14 Post by Stevo » Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:19 pm

We now have 5.2.22 in the test repo, backported from Debian Sid, along with the guest-addition-iso and ext-pack packages as usual. Among the standard lot of bug fixes, this version also improves compatibility with the 4.19 kernel.

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