I'm having issues installing VirtualBox 5.2 on my 64-bit Linux Mint (4.13.0-32-generic (result from
uname -r command)). I've read about this issue on a few different sites but none of their solutions resolved my problem.
The only solution I haven't tried yet is manually removing all of the original VirtualBox files and folders that are left behind after an uninstall (I have not done this as I'm unsure of which files/folders to remove). I've run the
remove -purge VirtualBox -all command or something similar to that. All to no avail.
The last issue I'm encountering is the following error:
sudo apt-get install -f virtualbox-5.2 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming. The following information may help to resolve the situation: The following packages have unmet dependencies: virtualbox-5.2 : Depends: libqt5core5a (>= 5.7.0) but 5.5.1+dfsg-16ubuntu7.5 is to be installed Depends: libqt5widgets5 (>= 5.7.0) but 5.5.1+dfsg-16ubuntu7.5 is to be installed Depends: libqt5x11extras5 (>= 5.6.0) but 5.5.1-3build1 is to be installed Depends: libvpx4 (>= 1.6.0) but it is not installable
I receive the same error with or without the -f switch in the command. Additionally, for some background information... I had successfully installed and used VirtualBox 5.0 from the package manager for about a week or so. All of the sudden I started having WiFi issues which I eventually was able to resolve - corrupt files in
resolve.conf or something like that that had to be updated.
After resolving that, VirtualBox would start freezing on me every time I booted a VM. The solutions that I found suggested removing 5.0 and installing 5.2. I did that and eventually I'm here.