Linux Mint 13 on VirtualBox needs some tweaks to use USB mouse

Since I’m kind of disappointed with the lasted Ubuntu version (12.04), that just makes my 4 year-old laptop useless, I’m now considering alternatives.
The first one that popped up was Linux Mint.

I’ve tested the latest build Linux Mint 13 on VirtualBox and I’ve noticed that my USB mouse didn’t work there.
To fix this I had to execute this command:
sudo usermod -aG lp <MY_USERNAME>

and it fixed that issue.

I’m going to try it a bit, just to see if I’m ready to do the switch.

Upgrade to kernel-2.6.27-11-generic on LG-500

Today I’ve upgraded my kernel to 2.6.27-11-generic, and some fixes were necessary to get my Ubuntu to work again.

I tried to open VirtualBox but I get this error:

VirtualBox error
VirtualBox error

Executing the command that they suggest worked like a sharm:

sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup

The other problem was due to wireless. Again I needed to recompile the madwifi so I could get it to work for the new kernel. I’ve Followed the post Re: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01) and it’s working again! :)

VirtualBox 2.1.2 in Ubuntu 8.10

VirtualBox is an application that allows you to have several virtual machines inside your operative system.

Unfortunately the VirtualBox version 2.1.2 still isn’t on Ubuntu repository, but if you go to Download VirtualBox for Linux Hosts there you find a version that will run on Ubuntu!

Installing and running is really straight forward, but I had a problem when I tried to start a virtual machine:

VirtualBox can’t operate in VMX root mode. Please disable the KVM kernel extension, recompile your kernel and reboot (VERR_VMX_IN_VMX_ROOT_MODE).

To fix this I’ve just followed the indications in VirtualBox can’t operate in VMX root mode.

Here is VirtualBox 2.1.2 running Windows XP inside Ubuntu in Seamless mode