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    Default Help installing VirtualBox 3.2.2 OSE

    I still learning a lot about basic stuff so I maybe doing something obviously wrong!

    First Question: Does anyone know of a repository for this? The ones I have only install 2.0.6. and I know that Sun provideds repos for other distros but cant find one for Suse.

    I currently have vbox 2.0.6 OSE and its been running awesome except I get errors with directx when running 3D apps cause of the video card driver that comes with vbox(at least so far thats I narrowed it down to).

    So, Im trying to update to 3.2.2 but cant seem to find an easy way to do it. I downloaded the RPM for OpenSUSE 11.1 from Sun's website and when installing it I got errors about files conflicting with the previous version. So I ran a "zypper rm vbox" to remove the current one and then ran the RPM again and it seemed to finish the installation fine, I just cant find it to run it.

    I currently have the 2.0.6 version installed again just so I can use it... but now am back to trying to get 3.2 installed before looking in another direction.

    Any suggestions on installing vbox 3.2.2?

    Thanks for any help! I know Im weak when it comes to Linux so I apologize to waste anyones time, especially if its just me missing some common procedures!
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    Default Re: Help installing VirtualBox 3.2.2 OSE

    The repo is:
    Index of /virtualbox/rpm/opensuse/11.2/

    If you already have that. You have to manually use software management, filter view by repo, delete the old version and install the 3.2.2 version, they are listed as different packages, not as an update.
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    Default Re: Help installing VirtualBox 3.2.2 OSE

    Awesome, Thank You

    I noticed its for 11.2, will it work with 11.1 as well then?

    Edit: Nevermind, Im slow today sorry... There is the same thing for 11.1 as well just had to change it!
    Thanks again! much appreciated!
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    Note that the VBox experimental 3D accelerate is still "experimental". Playing high-end 3D games may or may not work well. In any case do not expect the same as when you are running on the bear metal.

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    Default Re: Help installing VirtualBox 3.2.2 OSE

    Here is a nice little Howto I found for setting up VirualBox.

    I unfortuntaly couldn't get the dialup modem to work properly which is what I needed. (couldn't find a similar Linux program)

    You will also have to add which ever users will be using it to the VirtualBox Group. Only Root is added to the Group permission by default.
    YaST - User/Group Management - (select user) - Edit - Details - (check) vboxusers

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