The Virtualbox 4.3 Beta 2 has been released. It mainly fixed Ubuntu 13.04 3D desktop rendering issues and crashes on X11 hosts.

VirtualBox 4.3 will be a new major release. Here is an incomplete list of chances since VirtualBox 4.3 Beta 1:

  • VMM: fixed several regressions; fixed accessing certain MSRs (Intel and AMD)
  • VMM: fixed 64-bit guests on 32-bit hosts including fixes for host crashes under certain conditions (see 11979).
  • VMM: fixed panics on Mac OS X, see here
  • VMM: allow to use VT-x in SMX mode
  • GUI: more settings validation fixes
  • GUI: medium enumeration overhaul to speed up opening the settings dialog
  • GUI: fixed crashes under certain conditions on X11 hosts
  • Main: extension pack framework can now support loading HGCM modules, contributed by Jeff Westphal
  • Settings: the exclusive HW virtualization setting is now global, not per-VM as before
  • NAT: fixed port-forwarding
  • NAT: binding IPv4 connectivity to specified interface (global extradata “NAT//SourceIp4″ ipv4)
  • NAT: DHCP reports list of DNS servers (w/o loopback mapping)
  • USB: detect USB2 devices on USB3 ports (Windows hosts only)
  • OVF: fixed import regression with double OHCI controller
  • 3D: fixed 3D-related crashes and Windows 8.1 rendering issues on OSX hosts
  • 3D: fixed Ubuntu 13.04 3D desktop rendering issues
  • Solaris hosts: dropped 32-bit support
  • Windows Additions: several autoresize and seamless fixes
  • Windows Additions: updated Wine sources
  • Windows Additions: fixed NT4 regression,

NOTE: Please do NOT use this VirtualBox Beta release on production machines. A VirtualBox Beta release should be considered a bleeding-edge release meant for early evaluation and testing purposes.

virtualbox 4.3 beta 2 in ubuntu

Install Virtualbox 4.3 Beta 2 on Ubuntu / Linux Mint

NOTE 2: Virtualbox 4.3 conflicts with other virtualbox version. So you’ll need to remove previous installed release. Virtualbox 4.3 will recognize previous installed guest machines.

Download & install the Debs:

Virtualbox 4.3 beta for Ubuntu 13.04 32-bit | 64-bit
Virtualbox 4.3 beta for Ubuntu 12.10 32-bit | 64-bit
Virtualbox 4.3 beta for Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit | 64-bit
Virtualbox 4.3 beta for Ubuntu 10.04 32-bit | 64-bit

Or you can download the installer for other systems from this page