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    VirtualBox Ubuntu 20.04 LTS super buggy

    Hi, I downloaded the Ubuntu 20.04 .iso for VirtualBox because I'm on Windows 10 64bit (work laptop). I really love the look & feel of the new 20.04 Ubuntu, my only issue is the Guest Additions doesn't allow me to copy and paste between host and guest OS and drag 'N drop doesn't work either.

    Also, when I watch youtube videos or anything with audio, the audio stutters and video seems laggy. It really seems buggy as hell. Not sure if this is a virtual box issue, or something with my Ubuntu installation. Can anyone provide any insight?

    This is my first-time using Linux (Ubuntu) as my main OS (albeit a VM) but despite the buggy-crap, I would really love it to be my daily driver...

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    Re: VirtualBox Ubuntu 20.04 LTS super buggy

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    Re: VirtualBox Ubuntu 20.04 LTS super buggy

    Have you added your user in the guest Ubuntu-20.04 system to the vboxsf group?
    That is a requirement for shared folders to work in a Linux guest.

    I am now using VBox-6.1.8 with several Linux distro guests and can share files and drag/drop with no difficulty.
    DISTRO: Xubuntu 20.04-64bit --- Code-tags --- Boot-Repair --- Grub2 wiki & Grub2 Basics --- RootSudo --- Wireless-Info --- SolvedThreads

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    Re: VirtualBox Ubuntu 20.04 LTS super buggy

    I'm on 6.1.8

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    Re: VirtualBox Ubuntu 20.04 LTS super buggy

    Quote Originally Posted by ajgreeny View Post
    Have you added your user in the guest Ubuntu-20.04 system to the vboxsf group?
    That is a requirement for shared folders to work in a Linux guest.

    I am now using VBox-6.1.8 with several Linux distro guests and can share files and drag/drop with no difficulty.
    Yes, I just did. But Copy&Paste never even worked, so the shared folder/drag&drop I don't think is my issue (both aren't working).

    I'll try installing guest additions again but something tells me it won't make a difference.

    Would it matter that I'm on a work computer that is managed by my company (Windows 10 64bit) and has an encrypted harddrive? I'm a software engineer tho, so its a pretty good spec'd out laptop and I believe I have admin access on mostly everything. I don't see why something would be disabling me copy& paste ability on a VM as an Software Engineer.....

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    Re: VirtualBox Ubuntu 20.04 LTS super buggy

    I also bumped into this problem; it "seems" that you can now only copy and paste (or drag and drop) files from the shared folder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ping-wu View Post
    I also bumped into this problem; it "seems" that you can now only copy and paste (or drag and drop) files from the shared folder.
    That is precisely what I would have expected and why there is an option to choose the shared folder in the VM settings.
    Did you expect something different?
    DISTRO: Xubuntu 20.04-64bit --- Code-tags --- Boot-Repair --- Grub2 wiki & Grub2 Basics --- RootSudo --- Wireless-Info --- SolvedThreads

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajgreeny View Post
    That is precisely what I would have expected and why there is an option to choose the shared folder in the VM settings.
    Did you expect something different?
    I'm not an avid user of VMs or Ubuntu but have used it before and decided to get back into it seem I have been using Linux at work now.

    I precisely remember being able to copy & paste from my Windows Host to the Ubuntu VM terminal, for example.

    I added the shared folder and was able to drag & drop a txt file there, but I don't see why they removed the feature of copy & pasting because the whole point is being able to copy from the Host machine into the terminal I would imagine.......

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    Re: VirtualBox Ubuntu 20.04 LTS super buggy

    Have you made sure that bidirectional is the setting in Shared clipboard and Drag & Drop from the General settings -> Advanced tab?

    It is all working as I expect in my VMs.
    DISTRO: Xubuntu 20.04-64bit --- Code-tags --- Boot-Repair --- Grub2 wiki & Grub2 Basics --- RootSudo --- Wireless-Info --- SolvedThreads

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