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    Unhappy File permissions problem VirtualBox

    Hi, recently i updated my OS with sudo zypper dup --no-allow-vendor-change, but now i cant start virtualbox and it say that have file permission problem as you can see:




    I tried with "sudo chmod 4711 /urs/lib/virtualbox/VirtualBox/VM" but the problem still appearing. This is the permissions that have the folder:



    I'll be gratefully if anyone could help me.

    PD: I'm spanish speaker, sorry for my bad english.

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    Default AW: File permissions problem VirtualBox

    Code:
    ls -al /usr/lib/virtualbox/VirtualBoxVM

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    Default Re: AW: File permissions problem VirtualBox

    Quote Originally Posted by Sauerland View Post
    Code:
    ls -al /usr/lib/virtualbox/VirtualBoxVM
    This is the result:

    -rws--x--x 1 root vboxusers 162432 may 10 12:18 /usr/lib/virtualbox/VirtualBoxVM

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    Default Re: File permissions problem VirtualBox

    I tried with "sudo chmod 4711 /urs/lib/virtualbox/VirtualBox/VM" but the problem still appearing.
    Is that a typo or what you actually ran?

    Should be "usr" not "urs"

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    Default Re: File permissions problem VirtualBox

    I need help with this as well. Same message.

    I tried what was suggested:
    Code:
    sudo chmod 4711 /usr/lib/virtualbox/VirtualBoxVM

    But that doesn't work. I also tried many different permission combinations to no avail. I'm starting to suspect it has nothing to do with permissions, but rather something else.

    Unfortunately I don't remember what the original permissions were before I starting randomly changing them. What should the correct permissions be?


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    Default Re: File permissions problem VirtualBox

    I solved the issue. The correct permissions should be "4750"

    So the correct command is:
    Code:
    sudo chmod 4750 VirtualBoxVM
    The message is therefore incorrect. I guess they made some changes internally and forgot to update the message.

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