Virtual Machine

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Download the Virtual Machine

A virtual machine image with TASTE already pre-configured is available at this address:

It requires you to install the free VirtualBox tool.

Use it

The Virtual Machine system needs VirtualBox[1] to run. It is fully configured with the proper screen resolution auto-adjust feature, the clipboard from-to the host OS, a shared drive if your host is Windows, etc.

Troubleshooting: Screen resolution hint (VirtualBox)

When you increase the screen resolution, in some cases, some applications may not handle properly the font size and it could appear bigger than normal. This is due to a bad handling of the DPI (dot per inch) of the virtual screen. You may try to run the following command to fix it:

   $ xrandr --dpi 90x90

Once you have run that command you must close all running terminal windows, and then open a new one. Characters will then have the right size. Depending on the size of your window, you may use different values.

Screen resolution hint (VMPlayer)

If you are using VMPlayer instead of VirtualBox, you may try the following to fix the font size issue: as root, edit /etc/X11/xinit/xserverrc change the line:

   exec /usr/bin/X -nolisten tcp "$@"


  exec /usr/bin/X -nolisten tcp -dpi 90 "$@"

Then reboot (or close/restart X if you know what you are doing)

Update method

To upgrade the tools to the latest version within the virtual machine, invoke the script Once invoked, it downloads the latest version of each tool and installs them in their appropriate directory.


IMPORTANT When completes it's work, it tells you that you *must* close your working terminals and open new ones - you need to do this before you proceed, otherwise your environment variables are not updated and will be still pointing to their old (no longer working) values.

Reporting errors

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