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  1. [ubuntu] lethargic 15.04 gnome-terminal under VirtualBox

    The host is Mint 17.2. VirtualBox is 5.0.2. Ubuntu 15.04 on a 12GB VDI appears to install without anomalies; BUT any and all activities in gnome-terminal are pathetically slow. Up to 500msec...
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    [ubuntu] reboot loses calibration (*icc) files

    On every boot I have to reselect the calibration file for my right-hand monitor. I originally calibrated them two days ago, via the Color dialog. I've verified the *.icc file corresponding to each...
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    Re: bootup splash after grub menu

    Thanks, but nothing's changed. The 'update-alternatives' tool responded with this:
    There is only one alternative in link group default.plymouth:...
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    bootup splash after grub menu

    Running 12.04, religiously updated -- and sometime in the past several months, the bootup splash lost its usual neat five-dot progress screen. What I get now is a crudely lettered FOUR-DOT progress...
  5. [ubuntu] Re: shared-folders hangup in VBox installation of 13.10 beta1

    Uh -- it isn't. I believe that happens only when one requests 'auto-mount' for a shared folder. I don't usually do that.

    I just now tried configuring it that way, to see whether it makes any...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: shared-folders hangup in VBox installation of 13.10 beta1

    The VirtualBox 4.2.18 which I alluded to in my original posting is running under Ubuntu 12.04.

    I test new Ubuntu releases on one or more of the dozen VM's I've configured. That's the context in...
  7. [ubuntu] Re: shared-folders hangup in VBox installation of 13.10 beta1

    Uh, well, when you put it that way... .

    How would I open a bug here against 13.10?
  8. [ubuntu] Re: shared-folders hangup in VBox installation of 13.10 beta1

    Nothing in the logs on the 13.10 VM. Nothing odd in the [guestnode].xml under VB. Nothing in the host logs. Just the guest hangup at any attempt to access the shared mount.

    How to open a bug? ...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: shared-folders hangup in VBox installation of 13.10 beta1

    Uh-huh, I've done that. Two or three times.
  10. [ubuntu] shared-folders hangup in VBox installation of 13.10 beta1

    I guess the title says it all. It's the recent 4.2.18 release of VBox.

    sudo mount -t vboxsf [sharename] [mountpoint]

    completes without an error, and

    df

    shows the mount, but
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    [ubuntu] user-dependent timezone discrepancies

    The 'date' command prints UTC time, unless I'm logged in as root, when it
    prints EDT time as is proper for my location in Boston.

    See the two screenshots appended. One of them is running as...
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