Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 19 of 19

Thread: Virtualbox 4.0.4 and USB devices

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    The English Lake District. UK - GMT/BST
    Posts
    36,738
    Blog Entries
    20

    Default Re: Virtualbox 4.0.4 and USB devices

    Open a terminal and become su -

    enter:

    Code:
    /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
    Leap 15.1_KDE
    My Articles Was I any help? If yes: Click the star below

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Nutley, NJ USA
    Posts
    354

    Default Re: Virtualbox 4.0.4 and USB devices

    When I do try the /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup as SU, I get this error message:

    wellywu@linux-21rs:~> sudo /etc/ini.d/vboxdrv setup
    root's password:
    sudo: /etc/ini.d/vboxdrv: command not found
    wellywu@linux-21rs:~> sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
    Stopping VirtualBox kernel modules done
    Uninstalling old VirtualBox DKMS kernel modules done
    Trying to register the VirtualBox kernel modules using DKMS
    Error! Your kernel source for kernel 2.6.38-18-desktop cannot be found at
    /lib/modules/2.6.38-18-desktop/build or /lib/modules/2.6.38-18-desktop/source.
    failed
    (Failed, trying without DKMS)
    Recompiling VirtualBox kernel modules failed
    (Look at /var/log/vbox-install.log to find out what went wrong)
    wellywu@linux-21rs:~>

    Here is my /var/log/vbox-install.log file contents:

    Uninstalling modules from DKMS
    removing old DKMS module vboxhost version 4.0.4

    ------------------------------
    Deleting module version: 4.0.4
    completely from the DKMS tree.
    ------------------------------
    Done.
    Attempting to install using DKMS

    Creating symlink /var/lib/dkms/vboxhost/4.0.4/source ->
    /usr/src/vboxhost-4.0.4

    DKMS: add Completed.
    You can use the --kernelsourcedir option to tell DKMS where it's located.
    Failed to install using DKMS, attempting to install without
    Makefile:167: *** Error: unable to find the sources of your current Linux kernel. Specify KERN_DIR=<directory> and run Make again. Stop.

    For the record, I did install DKMS. It is version dkms-2.0.20.4-6.1.noarch.

    I found this help article: Vbox driver problem on opensuse 11.4 (View topic) &bull; virtualbox.org

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    The English Lake District. UK - GMT/BST
    Posts
    36,738
    Blog Entries
    20

    Default Re: Virtualbox 4.0.4 and USB devices

    Probably something to do with you using Tumbleweed. And it maybe doesn't have the kernel-source to match the kernel

    Honestly, you are so far out of your depth it isn't even funny.
    You simply shouldn't be moving away from the default stable release, you just don't have the experience yet.
    Leap 15.1_KDE
    My Articles Was I any help? If yes: Click the star below

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Nutley, NJ USA
    Posts
    354

    Default Re: Virtualbox 4.0.4 and USB devices

    I got it to work perfectly. I simply followed the guide located here at Vbox driver problem on opensuse 11.4 (View topic) &bull; virtualbox.org and I reinstalled Virtualbox-4.0. Then, I visited the Oracle Virtualbox website and I installed the extension pack using the Oracle VM Virtualbox. I ran Virtualbox and I got no errors. I ran my Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32 bit virtual machine and it worked perfectly. I plugged in my SanDisk Cruzer 16.00 GB USB 2.0 stick drive and Windows Explorer found it and I was able to load up my Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint files perfectly within Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus 32 bit.

    I am a newbie when it comes to OpenSUSE, but I am determined to make things work with your help.

    Thank you.

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Nutley, NJ USA
    Posts
    354

    Default Re: Virtualbox 4.0.4 and USB devices

    So, here's how I solved the problem earlier:

    1. sudo zypper update

    2. sudo zypper install gcc make automake autoconf kernel-source kernel-syms

    3. Remove Virtualbox-4.0 and guest-tools

    4. Install Virtualbox-4.0 and guest-tools

    5. Install Extensions Pack

    6. Run Oracle Virtualbox

    7. Run my Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32 bit virtual machine

    8. Plug in my SanDisk Cruzer USB 2.0 stick drive

    9. Load up my Microsoft documents.

    10. Problem solved thanks to the people here and at Virtualbox.

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    The English Lake District. UK - GMT/BST
    Posts
    36,738
    Blog Entries
    20

    Default Re: Virtualbox 4.0.4 and USB devices

    That's good news

    I just use Libre Office on any M$ stuff people throw at me, seems to work fine.
    Leap 15.1_KDE
    My Articles Was I any help? If yes: Click the star below

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Nutley, NJ USA
    Posts
    354

    Default Re: Virtualbox 4.0.4 and USB devices

    LibreOffice has so much potential to take on Microsoft Office. It is the best free and open source office productivity suite available. I am happy that OpenSUSE 11.4 includes it.

    However, Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus is the gold standard. I need it to earn my degree from NJIT along with Windows 7.

    This is why I worked so hard to resolve this problem with Oracle Virtualbox. Now, I can use it in conjunction with any USB device including my SanDisk Cruzer 16.00 GB flash stick drive and everything works perfectly. I bought a digital textbook for my course in Principles of Operating Systems which I am taking during this spring 2011 semester. It uses the Cafescribe MyScribe program which is only available for Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh. I tried to run it using WINE, but MyScribe does not work with it.

    My next step is to reboot my notebook PC and make sure that everything works once again.

  8. #18

    Default Re: Virtualbox 4.0.4 and USB devices

    On 04/05/2011 12:06 PM, wellywu wrote:
    >
    > When I do try the /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup as SU, I get this error
    > message:
    >
    > wellywu@linux-21rs:~> sudo /etc/ini.d/vboxdrv setup
    > root's password:
    > sudo: /etc/ini.d/vboxdrv: command not found


    You have a typo. It's init.d, not ini.d


    --
    Kevin Miller
    Juneau, Alaska
    http://www.alaska.net/~atftb
    "In the history of the world, no one has ever washed a rented car."
    - Lawrence Summers

  9. #19
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Nutley, NJ USA
    Posts
    354

    Default Re: Virtualbox 4.0.4 and USB devices

    Thank you for pointing that out.

    The problem is resolved. I rebooted my laptop and Virtualbox works along with support for USB devices.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •