If you are running Ubuntu in Virtualbox and you need the Virtualbox Guest Additions to get better performance and higher resolutions, then type this command to install the required drivers. You will need the kernel headers installed to enable this command to complete sucessfully. But this works very well. sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-x11 I tried …

How to setup Ubuntu in Virtualbox and create a VM. Download Virtualbox Guest Addition ISO images here: http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/. After installing Ubuntu in Virtualbox on a suitably sized VDI image; add the Virtualbox Guest Additions ISO as a CDROM disk and then start the Ubuntu VM. Install the build essentials in Ubuntu thusly: sudo apt-get install …

The main thing about using Linux is getting it installed is one thing; but getting various hardware working and configured is another. Nvidia drivers are one major stumbling block for willing Ubuntu users. Here is a nice tutorial that explains how to install Nvidia drivers in Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal:¬†http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/ubuntu-quetzal-nvidia.html. To install updates after the …

I have installed a fresh copy of Linux Mint 13 in Virtualbox to experiment with and I needed to install the guest additions to enable full desktop resolutions and many other features. I downloaded the guest additions ISO from here: http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.2.0/ and then added it to Virtualbox as a CDROM device. Once in Linux Mint …