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    Default VirtualBox 4.0

    VirtualBox 4.0 is now available from the Oracle VirtualBox repo. You could install it directly by just typing:

    Code:
    zypper in virtualbox-4.0

    However (unlike in Ubuntu), it won't cleanly deinstall the previous version (3.2), so that under openSUSE, it seems more reasonable to deinstall version 3.2 first:

    Code:
    zypper rm virtualbox-3.2
    zypper in virtualbox-4.0
    * If you don't have the Oracle repo already installed, please refer to caf4926's howto here: Virtual Box (Sun Version) Install HowTo

    Since 4.0, USB support is not included in the PUEL version anymore but has to be installed separately: Installing VirtualBox and extension packs.

    The script VBoxExtensionPack below can be used (on any Linux distro) to install the Extension Packs provided by Oracle:

    Code:
    #! /bin/bash
    pkg_sit="http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/"
    pkg_ver="4.0.0"
    pkg_blt="69151"
    pkg_nam="Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack"
    pkg_ext="vbox-extpack"
    pkg_tgz="${pkg_nam}.tgz"
    #
    pkg_url="${pkg_sit}${pkg_ver}/${pkg_nam}-${pkg_ver}-${pkg_blt}.${pkg_ext}"
    
    # download VirtualBox Extension Pack
    echo "- Downloading $pkg_url ..."
    wget $pkg_url -O $pkg_tgz
    
    
    # extract archive in current directory
    if [ -f ./$pkg_tgz ] ; then
    	VBoxManage extpack install $pkg_tgz
    else
    	echo "No extension pack found"
    fi
    Or ... if it looks too complicated - scripts (especially mine) often look more complicated than the task they perform - simply copy/paste the following two commands in a root terminal:

    Code:
    wget http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.0.0/Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-4.0.0-69151.vbox-extpack -O Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack.tgz ;
    VBoxManage extpack install Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack.tgz
    Provided the kernel sources and compiler are already installed (which will be the case if you used the 3.2 PUEL version before), the kernel module will be compiled an installed and the program will be usable right away.

    To have the module automatically recompiled after a kernel update, you can use the modautocompile service as before: automatically recompile kernel modules after kernel update. Well ... I would assume that it still works, but will be able to tell for sure after the next kernel update.

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    Default Re: VirtualBox 4.0

    Thank you. Your suggestions on deinstall and reinstall worked perfectly and I am enjoying the new 4.0 verson!
    Glasairmell
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    Default Re: VirtualBox 4.0

    Quote Originally Posted by Glasairmell View Post
    Thank you. Your suggestions on deinstall and reinstall worked perfectly and I am enjoying the new 4.0 verson!
    What are the advantages of this new version? I'm quite satisfied with the previous one. But if this one includes something interesting...

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    Default Re: VirtualBox 4.0

    HI,
    Does not work for me. Under VB4, all of my existing virtual machines crashes my system at boot
    openSUSE 12.2 (x86_64) KDE 4.8.5, Laptop: KEYNUX Ymax I7, RAM 4GB, HD 120GB SSD (OS) + 500GB, 64-bits Quad-core Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 740 @ 1.73GHz, Video 17" nVidia GeForce GTX 285M

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    Default Re: VirtualBox 4.0

    Hi please_try_again,

    Worked like a charm

    Many thanks!
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    nVidia Geforce GTX280 - 8GB DDR2 800MHz RAM

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    Default Re: VirtualBox 4.0

    Quote Originally Posted by please try again
    VirtualBox 4.0 is now available from the 'Oracle VirtualBox repo'
    (http://download.virtualbox.org/virtu...opensuse/11.3/). You
    could install it directly by just typing:


    Code:
    --------------------
    zypper in virtualbox-4.0
    --------------------



    However (unlike in Ubuntu), it won't cleanly deinstall the previous
    version (3.2), so that under openSUSE, it seems more reasonable to
    deinstall version 3.2 first:


    Code:
    --------------------
    zypper rm virtualbox-3.2
    zypper in virtualbox-4.0
    --------------------


    * If you don't have the Oracle repo already installed, please refer to
    caf4926's howto here: 'Virtual Box (Sun Version) Install HowTo'
    (http://tinyurl.com/32zwok9)

    Since 4.0, USB support is not included in the PUEL version anymore but
    has to be installed separately: 'Installing VirtualBox and extension
    packs' (http://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch0...tro-installing).

    The script VBoxExtensionPack below can be used (on any Linux distro) to
    install the Extension Packs provided by Oracle:


    Code:
    --------------------
    #! /bin/bash
    pkg_sit="http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/"
    pkg_ver="4.0.0"
    pkg_blt="69151"
    pkg_nam="Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack"
    pkg_ext="vbox-extpack"
    pkg_tgz="${pkg_nam}.tgz"
    #
    pkg_url="${pkg_sit}${pkg_ver}/${pkg_nam}-${pkg_ver}-${pkg_blt}.${pkg_ext}"

    # download VirtualBox Extension Pack
    echo "- Downloading $pkg_url ..."
    wget $pkg_url -O $pkg_tgz


    # extract archive in current directory
    if [ -f ./$pkg_tgz ] ; then
    VBoxManage extpack install $pkg_tgz
    else
    echo "No extension pack found"
    fi

    --------------------


    Or ... if it looks too complicated - scripts (especially mine) often
    look more complicated than the task they perform - simply copy/paste the
    following two commands in a root terminal:


    Code:
    --------------------
    wget
    http://download.virtualbox.org/virtu...1.vbox-extpack
    -O Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack.tgz ; VBoxManage extpack install
    Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack.tgz --------------------


    Provided the kernel sources and compiler are already installed (which
    will be the case if you used the 3.2 PUEL version before), the kernel
    module will be compiled an installed and the program will be usable
    right away.

    To have the module automatically recompiled after a kernel update, you
    can use the modautocompile service as before: 'automatically recompile
    kernel modules after kernel update' (http://tinyurl.com/26q3l4b). Well
    ... I would assume that it still works, but will be able to tell for
    sure after the next kernel update.

    Hi
    You also might be interested in this;
    http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-p.../msg00207.html

    --
    Cheers Malcolm (Linux Counter #276890)
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 (i586) Kernel 2.6.32.24-0.2-pae
    up 2 days 18:21, 2 users, load average: 0.11, 0.14, 0.06
    ASUS eeePC 1000HE ATOM N280 1.66GHz | GPU Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME


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    Default Re: VirtualBox 4.0

    I have 2 GB of memory on a x64 system, and i tried to use 768MB on a XP VM, wich was ok un 3.2 version but now it gives me VERR_NO_MEMORY!
    4.0 is just a c*ap!

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    Default Re: VirtualBox 4.0

    There is a bug however in 4.0: it crashes with a segfault as soon as you try to edit vm properties: virtualbox segfault when try edit VM properties. I confirm the bug on Ubuntu but I haven't experienced it on any on my openSUSE machines (weird, as others confirmed the bug on openSUSE too). I tried on several machines, under Gnome, KDE and IceWM, all running kernel 2.6.34.7-0.7, 32 and 64 bit, ATI un Nvidia, single and dual screen, PC un Mac hardware ... it just hasn't crashed a single time for me under openSUSE.

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    Default Re: VirtualBox 4.0

    I was happily running VirtualBox 3.2 on my openSUSE 11.3 installation but have been forced to upgrade my kernel to the 2.6.37 version from the Kernel:Head repo due to a massive bug that was ruining my system for months. Problem is I had to pull in VirtualBox 4.0 from the Kernel:Head Virtualization repo to resolve dependencies (no I didn't uninstall 3.2 first) and now trying to run a VM prompts to run vbox setup, which produces this error:

    Code:
    Stopping VirtualBox kernel modules                                   done
    Uninstalling old VirtualBox DKMS kernel modules/etc/init.d/vboxdrv: line 278: /usr/share/virtualbox/src/vboxhost/do_dkms: No such file or directory
                                                                         done
    Removing old VirtualBox netadp kernel module                         done
    Removing old VirtualBox netflt kernel module                         done
    Removing old VirtualBox kernel module                                done
    Trying to register the VirtualBox kernel modules using DKMS/etc/init.d/vboxdrv: line 296: /usr/share/virtualbox/src/vboxhost/do_dkms: No such file or directory
                                                                         failed
      (Failed, trying without DKMS)
    Recompiling VirtualBox kernel modules                                failed
      (Look at /var/log/vbox-install.log to find out what went wrong)
    That log file show this:

    Code:
    /etc/init.d/vboxdrv: line 300: /usr/share/virtualbox/src/vboxhost/vboxdrv/build_in_tmp: No such file or directory
    There is no /src/ folder in the above path, only /nls/
    Any idea how to get around this? I tried uninstalling, rebooting and then reinstalling VirtualBox to no avail.

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