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    I downloaded and installed virtualbox through yast/install software. i got no errors upon install, and the program shows up in yast now. whether i click on the virtualbox icon or right-click/open, nothing seems to happen (not starting). I looked in system monitor under applications and it doesn't show up either. hmmm.

    anyway, want to try virtualbox to be able to use my zune.

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    thanks. ok, following the link you provided, i downloaded/installed virtualbox-ose under 'yast/software install'.
    the virtualbox-ose-kmp-debug was also automatically added and installed. i checked for vboxdrv driver by using the modprobe command (under root), but it was not found.

    (modprobe vboxdrv gave me "FATAL Module vdoxdrv not found")

    I looked in yast/install software under virtualbox, saw that i'd installed the first two things i've listed, and also saw that there was a xorg-x11-driver-virtualbox-ose package available. i installed that as well, and the vdoxdrv driver wasn't shown by doing modprobe again.

    i wonder if i can install the vdoxdrv driver on it's own? building my own package is beyond me (without detailed instructions) at this point. Should i remove what i've installed with yast and maybe try to use the one "OpenSuse Build Service Virtualization/VirtualBox" as listed as a download option in the installation thread?

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    Are you doing modprobe as root?

    Code:
    su
    then

    Code:
    modprobe vboxdrv
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    Run this as su in terminal

    Code:
    /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
    then

    Code:
    modprobe vboxdrv
    open YaST -> Security and Users -> UserManagement, and edit your user and add them to the vboxusers group. To do this, select your user name, click on Edit, switch to the Details tab and check the vboxusers check box.
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    yep, at root.

    eggertdeggert@linux-dqlr:~> su
    Password:
    linux-dqlr:/home/eggertdeggert # modprobe vboxdrv
    FATAL: Module vboxdrv not found.
    linux-dqlr:/home/eggertdeggert # /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
    (No suitable module for running kernel found)
    linux-dqlr:/home/eggertdeggert # modprobe vboxdrv
    FATAL: Module vboxdrv not found.
    linux-dqlr:/home/eggertdeggert #

    i did add myself to virtualbox users group and it tries to start, but an error msg comes up. the msg is blocked by the main screen and neither will shrink, minimize, close, etc...have to restart. same thing happens again.

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    From the openSUSE VB installation guide,
    Prerequisites for VirtualBox downloads

    Whether you use binaries or installing from source you have to install the following packages first:

    • kernel-source
    • kernel-syms
    • Xalan-c
    • Xerces-c
    • gcc
    • make
    Are these installed?
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    Uninstall Virtual Box from the repos.

    Download the .rpm from here: Linux_Downloads - VirtualBox

    Make sure you have installed: kernel-source, make, gcc

    run the downloaded .rpm in a su terminal

    Code:
    rpm -ihv VirtualBox-3.0.4_50677_openSUSE111-1.i586.rpm
    The above assumes you are 32 bit
    You can just type the first few letters and hit TAB to auto complete the package name

    You may get a request to satisfy some dependencies. Install them, and run the rpm install again. (Pam devel I think)
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    if they weren't installed from the package thru yast/software management, then no.

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    Please post output of:
    rpm -qa | grep kernel-
    rpm -qa | grep kmp

    To recompile the vboxdrv module, you need to have the linux kernel development installed. To do so, start the Software installer, pick the Pattern View, tick Linux Kernel Development pattern for install, Accept. After install, you do:

    su -c /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
    Enter rootpassword when asked for.

    If the module compiles well, the modules can be loaded with the command:
    su -c 'rcvboxdrv start'
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