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    EDIT --- Adding the easiest option for 11.4/11.3

    Add this repo in Yast > Software > Software Repositores

    For 11.4
    Code:
    http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/opensuse/11.4/
    For 11.3
    Code:
    http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/opensuse/11.3/
    Then open Software Management and do this:
    http://a.imageshack.us/img814/7203/vbox.png
    (The Gnome view is a little different)

    Next:
    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.
    Reboot.
    Instructions for Virtual Box from Sun Microsystems.

    Option 1:
    Add the repo in su - terminal: (currently 11.4)
    Code:
    zypper ar -f http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/opensuse/11.4/ virtualbox
    Then in Software Management check to install VirtualBox

    Some required Packages for install:



    • kernel-source
    • linux-kernel-headers (linux-glibc-devel)
    • kernel development Eg: kernel-default-devel
    • pam-devel
    • gcc
    • make



    Search for these in Yast – Software Management and check to add if necessary. Make sure the kernel source and header packages match your installed kernel.



    Post Installation Requirements


    From the su - terminal do this: modprobe vboxdrv


    Next:
    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.
    Reboot.

    Important


    After system kernel updates you need to rebuild the kernel module with this from a su terminal:
    /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup


    That's it. Remember the Manual and User FAQ are available for download at the URL above. It is good documentation.


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    Great guide caf4926! Right on the money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markcynt View Post
    Great guide caf4926! Right on the money.
    Thanks for the vote of confidence!
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    @caf4926

    That's it. Remember the Manual is available for download at the URL above. It is good documentation.
    Can you insert "User FAQ and" "are" so it reads:
    That's it. Remember the User FAQ and Manual are available for download at the URL above. It is good documentation.
    Assuming you now have the power to edit. That FAQ is where they "provide common questions and answers not found in the user manual". It contains current installation issues and temporary fixes for example, which might save a few unnecessary cries for help.

    Oops sorry, you may want to rephrase slightly as the User FAQ is just a linked page, so no need to download it.

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    Done and Dusted.
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    Thanks, but too quick for me. I edited my post and switched them round only to follow the sense that they should look at the FAQ first, at installation. We must have crossed in the post as it were.

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    Beginning with version 3.0.8 of VirtualBox, you can now add a VirtualBox repo to Yast and install/update from there.

    1. Download the key from here: http://download.virtualbox.org/virtu...n/sun_vbox.asc

    2. Import the key:
    Code:
    sudo rpm --import sun_vbox.asc
    3. Add the repo (modify the link below for your version of openSUSE (up to 11.1):
    Code:
    http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/opensuse/11.1

    EDIT: One additional step: make sure you disable or delete any existing Buildservice Virtualbox repo that you have enabled to prevent conflicts.

    For more information, see this link: http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads

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    Quote Originally Posted by pontke View Post
    Beginning with version 3.0.8 of VirtualBox, you can now add a VirtualBox repo to Yast and install/update from there...
    Thanks for that news. I normally use a local directory containing the downloaded rpm's, set up as a repo in Yast. It's useful for keeping the previous version(s) as well. After installing or updating through Yast that way, I have never had to mess around changing permissions, adding the vboxuser group, or using modprobe.

    I will give the remote VirtualBox repo a try for 3.0.8.

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    Hi, I tried to install according to what you've said and in the terminal I got this error message:warning:
    " VirtualBox-3.1-3.1.2_56127_openSUSE111-1.i586.rpm: Header V4 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 6dfbcbae
    Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
    1:VirtualBox-3.1 ########################################### [100%]

    Creating group 'vboxusers'. VM users must be member of that group!

    No precompiled module for this kernel found -- trying to build one. Messages
    emitted during module compilation will be logged to /var/log/vbox-install.log.

    Compilation of the kernel module FAILED! VirtualBox will not start until this
    problem is fixed. Please consult /var/log/vbox-install.log to find out why the
    kernel module does not compile. Most probably the kernel sources are not found.
    Install them and execute

    /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup

    as root."
    When I typed "/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup" I got this:
    "Stopping VirtualBox kernel module done
    Recompiling VirtualBox kernel module failed
    (Look at /var/log/vbox-install.log to find out what went wrong)"
    This is written in the log:"/usr/share/virtualbox/src/vboxdrv/build_in_tmp: line 95: make: command not found"
    What can I do now?

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    Hi,
    I've done what you said and I got an dependency error but I solved it (I think!!) saying:"zypper in pam-devel"
    But while installing I got other messages:"/usr/share/virtualbox/src/vboxdrv/build_in_tmp: line 95: make: command not found"
    This is what is written in the log.
    I couldn't make out what to do.
    Thanks

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