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    Default Problem Installing VirtualBox (non-OSE)

    I've downloaded VirtualBox 3.0.4 to a directory on my local drive, established the directory as a repository, and used YaST to install the program. Yast identified dependencies that it was able to resolve, and the installation completed normally.

    It appears that there must be some problem with the install, though. When I try to execute VBox, the program begins to load (I'm watching a small bouncing icon for several seconds), but fails - bouncing cursor just stops and window item on taskbar disappears.

    I've uninstalled and reinstalled, rebooting system at each step, but to no avail.

    Any help with troubleshooting?

    Thanks in advance for any assistance.

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    Default Re: Problem Installing VirtualBox (non-OSE)

    What happens if you try to start it from the command line by typing "VirtualBox" ? Do you see any particular message ?

    You might also try to run "/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup" as root to set up the kernel module.

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    Default Re: Problem Installing VirtualBox (non-OSE)

    Download the rpm from here: Linux_Downloads - VirtualBox

    From the download location in a su terminal do:

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    rpm -ihv *package_name
    make sure you have already installed: kernel-source, make, gcc, kernel-headers
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    Default Re: Problem Installing VirtualBox (non-OSE)

    Quote Originally Posted by PVince81 View Post
    What happens if you try to start it from the command line by typing "VirtualBox" ? Do you see any particular message ?

    You might also try to run "/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup" as root to set up the kernel module.
    Sorry. I see you installed ok.
    As quoted @PVince81 above would be needed.

    also add yourself to the VBox users
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    Default Re: Problem Installing VirtualBox (non-OSE)

    Here's the output from "vboxdrv setup" -

    linux-jx9x:~ # /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
    Stopping VirtualBox kernel module done
    Recompiling VirtualBox kernel module failed
    (Look at /var/log/vbox-install.log to find out what went wrong)
    linux-jx9x:~ #

    Here's the content of vbox-install.log -

    Makefile:174: *** Error: unable to find the include directory for your current Linux kernel. Specify KERN_INCL=<directory> and run Make again. Stop.

    Also found this in the start-up log -

    Starting HAL daemonStarting VirtualBox kernel modulefailed
    (modprobe vboxdrv failed. Please use 'dmesg' to find out why)

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    Default Re: Problem Installing VirtualBox (non-OSE)

    Also, have now added my user ID as a member of "vboxusers" group.

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    Make sure you have installed: kernel-source, make, gcc, kernel-headers
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    Default Re: Problem Installing VirtualBox (non-OSE)

    kernel-source and gcc installed (-headers and make were already installed).

    Retry vboxdrv setup?

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    Go ahead retry
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    Default Re: Problem Installing VirtualBox (non-OSE)

    Retried vboxdrv setup (as root), successfully stopped, recompiled, and started kernel module.

    Switched back to user session, retried running "VirtualBox" from command line, got "/usr/lib/virtualbox/VirtualBox" permission denied.

    I've confirmed that user ID is a member of "vboxusers".

    Checked permissions on /usr/lib/virtualbox/VirtualBox" file, confirmed that "vboxusers" is owning group, and that file has group executable permission.

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