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    Default Kernel challenges 12.1

    I went direct to Oracle for virtual-box and downloaded latest. Went to software and it was checked so went to the VB icon in question and proceeded to create VM and told there was a kernel issue or absence of. Here is where the "DUMB" begins, thinking dependency went back to software manager and began randomly installing one at time different VB files hoping to solve my challenge. Obviously it did not so I undid or uninstalled everything and decided to seek expert help. In deference to the DUMB be advised 81 has its own set challenges. So if possible would someone venture a step by step possible solution. I came from Ubuntu and cannot believe all the fun I missed by not discovering SUSE earlier. Thanks in advance for any assistance.

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    Default Re: Kernel challenges 12.1

    On 11/14/2012 10:06 AM, allen76693 wrote:
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    > I went direct to Oracle for virtual-box and downloaded latest. Went to
    > software and it was checked so went to the VB icon in question and
    > proceeded to create VM and told there was a kernel issue or absence of.
    > Here is where the "DUMB" begins, thinking dependency went back to
    > software manager and began randomly installing one at time different VB
    > files hoping to solve my challenge. Obviously it did not so I undid or
    > uninstalled everything and decided to seek expert help. In deference to
    > the DUMB be advised 81 has its own set challenges. So if possible would
    > someone venture a step by step possible solution. I came from Ubuntu and
    > cannot believe all the fun I missed by not discovering SUSE earlier.
    > Thanks in advance for any assistance.


    When you install the RPM from Oracle, it builds the kernel module in the
    process. Did that fail, or did you not use the RPM?

    If you install the kmp package for VB that matches your kernel, it should just work.

    There has been lots of discussion on out-of-kernel modules. They *MUST* be built
    using *exactly* the set of kernel headers used to build the kernel.



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    Default Re: Kernel challenges 12.1

    On Wed, 14 Nov 2012 16:06:03 +0000, allen76693 wrote:

    > I went direct to Oracle for virtual-box and downloaded latest.


    Try this instead:

    http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...openSUSE_12.1/

    I use this on my 12.1 systems and it works very well, and is kept current
    (4.2.4 is current from Oracle and is what's in this repo).

    Using this repo will save you a LOT of headaches, at least that's been my
    experience.

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    Default Re: Kernel challenges 12.1

    You downloaded the RPM from ORACLE, but you installed the version that's in the repos. That's a different version, which lacks some features, a.o. USB 2.0 support.

    The easiest way to install the package you downloaded is to create a folder VBOXRPMS in your /home/YOURUSERNAME,
    Code:
    mkdir ~/VBOXRPMS
    and move (cut and paste) the downloaded RPM file in that folder using Dolphin, the filemanager.
    Now we're telling the softwaremanager to use that folder for Virtualbox RPMS:
    Yast - Software - Software repositories
    Add - Local directory - Next
    Enter 'Virtualbox Downloads' as a repository name
    Use the Browse button to locate the VBOXRPMS folder in /home/YOURUSERNAME, check 'Plain RPM directory', Next, OK
    Yast - Software - Softwaremanagement
    View - Repositories - Virtualbox Downloads
    Check the package for install. Let the installer do it's job
    Done.
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    Default Re: Kernel challenges 12.1

    On Wed, 14 Nov 2012 22:16:08 +0000, Knurpht wrote:

    > That's a different version, which lacks some features, a.o.
    > USB 2.0 support.


    ??

    The repo I referenced certainly does support USB 2.0, as long as you
    install the extension pack.

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