[vbox-dev] Announcement: VirtualBox 3.1.4 Beta 1 released

Frank Mehnert Frank.Mehnert at Sun.COM
Thu Jan 28 12:25:00 PST 2010

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.

You can download the binaries here:


Please do NOT open bug reports at http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
but use our 'VirtualBox Beta Feedback' forum at


to report any problems with the Beta.

Version 3.1.4 will be maintenace release. The following items were fixed 
and/or added:

 * VMM: SMP stability fixes
 * VMM: fixed guru meditation in certain rare cases (bug #5968)
 * VMM: activate NXE for PAE enabled guests (VT-x and AMD-V on 32 bits
   hosts only; bug #3578)
 * VMM: added workaround for broken BIOSes that make VirtualBox think
   AMD-V is in use (for details see bug #5639)
 * VMM: fixed rare host reboot when restoring a saved state
 * VMM: turn on nested paging by default for new VMs (if available;
   VT-x and AMD-V only) 
 * VMM: turn on VPID by default for new VMs (if available; VT-x only)
 * VMM: perform strict CPUID compatibility checks when teleporting; to
   get the old behavior set "VBoxInternal/CPUM/StrictCpuIdChecks" to 0
 * VBoxManage: add restorecurrent operation to snapshots command
 * VBoxManage: fixed broken snapshot lookup by name (bug #6070
 * GUI: fixed the broken "Reload" button that reloads the machine XML
   when a machine is inaccessible
 * 3D Support: fixed SELinux warning saying VBoxOGL.so requires text
   relocation (bug #5690)
 * 3D Support: fixed Corrupted surface rendering (bug #5695)
 * 3D Support: free textures on guest application termination (bug #5206)
 * Seamless: disable seamless mode when guest changes screen resolution
   (bug #5655)
 * NAT: fixed high CPU load under certain circumstances (Windows hosts only;
   bug #5787)
 * NAT: fixed handling of the broadcast flag in DHCP requests
 * Virtio-net: don't crash when ports accessed beyond the valid range
   (bug #5923)
 * LsiLogic: fix for Windows 7 guests
 * ATA: fix for guru meditation when installing Solaris 8 guests (bug #5972)
 * VHD: fixed an incompatibility with Virtual PC (bug #5990)
 * VHD: update the footer backup after setting a new UUID (bug #5004)
 * Host DVD: really fixed loading "passthrough" setting from config file
   (bug #5681)
 * Shared folders: fixed resolving of symlink target on Linux (3.1.2
 * VRDP: fixed VERR_NET_ADDRESS_IN_USE error when restarting a VM
   (3.1 regression; bug #5902)
 * PulseAudio: fixed recording (bug #4302)
 * USB: fixed a shutdown blue screen (Windows hosts only; bug #5885)
 * BIOS: fixed attribute during text scroll (bug #3407)
 * OVF: fix strange error messages on disk import errors
 * OVF: do not require write access the the .ovf file during import
   (3.1 regression; bug #5762)
 * iSCSI: fix taking snapshots of a running VM (#5849)
 * Solaris hosts: several USB fixes (including support for Apple iPod;
   bug #5873)
 * Solaris installer: fixed USB module removal and Solaris 10 "id"
   binary incompatibility
 * Guest Additions: fixed wrong guest time adjustment if the guest clock
   is ahead (3.1 regression; non-Windows guests only)
 * Linux Additions: fixed shared folders for Linux 2.6.32 guests (bug #5891)
 * Linux Additions: make the mouse driver work on Debian 5.0.3 guests again
   (3.1.2 regression, bug #5832)
 * Windows Additions: fixed malfunctioning VBoxService that broke time-sync
   (bug #5872)
 * Windows Additions: fixed uninstallation issues on 64-bit guests
 * Windows Additions: fixed some sysprep execution issues
 * X.Org Additions: never reject the saved video mode as invalid (bug #5731)
 * XFree86 Additions: accept video mode hints for the initial mode again

Thanks for your help!

Dr.-Ing. Frank Mehnert

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