It turns out vbox 3.2.8 Guestion Addition doesn't install 100% on Ubuntun 10.10 beta, but it's very easy to overlook the error message when you are overwhelmed with experience and confusion of running vbox the first time.
The error message is "Warning: unknown version of the X Window System installed. Not installing X Window System drivers". Even more intriguing, the error message, or warning, doesn't show up in /var/log/vboxadd-install.log
Fortunately, good folks from unixmen.com have a fix for it, and they saved the day for me! just thought I should share this as more people are surely trying out ubuntu 10.10 now.
http://www.unixmen.com/linux-tutorials/ ... eerkat-fix
Open terminal and enter the commands bellow:
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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)
sudo apt-get install virtualbox-ose-guest-x11
After installation is finished, restart your virtualBox machine then
go to System -->Preferences -->Monitors and change the resolution of your screen.