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    Default Virtual box doesn't want to play with me :(

    Hello
    I grabbed Virtualbox from Yast today but can't seem to get it working

    I set up the machine, disk etc but when I run I am told I need to run "/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup" as root in a shell.

    When I do this I get:-

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    badger_fruit@bgrmedia01:~> su
    Password:
    bgrmedia01:/home/badger_fruit # /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
    Stopping VirtualBox kernel module                                    done
    Recompiling VirtualBox kernel module, NOT. It has been packaged.     done
    Starting VirtualBox kernel module                                    failed
    (Kernel module not found)
    bgrmedia01:/home/badger_fruit #

    I have gone back into yast and ensured i have the vboxkernel stuff and tried again, same thing.

    Any ideas please?

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    Default Re: Virtual box doesn't want to play with me :(

    I've got the same problem ...

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    Default Re: Virtual box doesn't want to play with me :(

    Do you have kernel-source at the same version of kernel ?
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    Default Re: Virtual box doesn't want to play with me :(

    Yeah, if you upgraded your kernel recently, make sure you have the new kernel sources installed.

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    Default Re: Virtual box doesn't want to play with me :(

    ok, just been into yast and 'updated' kernel-source; tried again, same error

    is there an alternative to virtualbox?

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    Default Re: Virtual box doesn't want to play with me :(

    Go to YaST/System/System Services. There are two drivers that need to be enabled for the host, vboxdrv and vboxnet. Depending on what you've installed, there could also be several others which are for a vbox linux guest.

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    Default Re: Virtual box doesn't want to play with me :(

    There are two versions of Vbox. One comes from the Sun virtualbox.org site and is the non-OSE version. This one requires the kernel-source to build the vboxdrv module, but can run some proprietary add-ons, including USB support, IIRC. The other is the OSE version which you will find at the OpenSUSE repo. This one will only work for the kernel version it was compiled for. A message like this is the result for the wrong kernel version.

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    Recompiling VirtualBox kernel module, NOT. It has been packaged.
    I use the Sun version. I have to recompile vboxdrv whenever the kernel is updated, but other than that I don't have problems.

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    Default Re: Virtual box doesn't want to play with me :(

    The last time I looked there wasn't a 11.0 specific rpm on the Sun site. Since I wanted to give VBox a try (was using VMware), I went with what's in the repos. Have noticed regular patch updates, besides kernel updates. Working excellently with a W$ guest.

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    Default Re: Virtual box doesn't want to play with me :(

    While not recommended practice in general, the 10.3 Sun RPM works fine on 11.0.

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    Default Re: Virtual box doesn't want to play with me :(

    I have been using the build service repo rather than just from the OSS and via updates
    Index of /repositories/Virtualization:/VirtualBox/openSUSE_11.0

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