Repository for VirtualBox 3.0?

I need to install VirtualBox 3.0.10 or later. What’s the opensuse 11.1 repository for this?

Or, if I install the RPM from VirtualBox’s website, will I then be able to manage it from YAST afterwards (uninstall, etc)?

If you want Sun’s PUEL version you will find the 11.1 repo here towards bottom of page. That is IMO the best option, and includes support for usb devices.

You can manage it through Yast. :slight_smile:

OK, but now when I try to start something in VirtualBox I get the error that it needs to be recompiled for the Kernel!

WARNING: The vboxdrv kernel module is not loaded. Either there is no module
available for the current kernel ( or it failed to
load. Please recompile the kernel module and install it by

       sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup

     You will not be able to start VMs until this problem is fixed.

WARNING: The compilation of the vboxdrv.ko kernel module failed during the
installation for some reason. Starting a VM will not be possible.
Please consult the User Manual for build instructions.

What should I do? I don’t want to have to install all the kernel devel packages and recompile, but is that my only option? (I have Linux i686 )


But it’s fast and easy.

You don’t have to do that. Just execute the suggested command and you’ll be ready to go in a few seconds.


I had to first install (via YAST) kernel-source and gcc. Then, I had to run the command and THEN I had to chmod +x the executable.


sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup

is all I ever had to do after kernel and Virtualbox version updates.

Ahhh, so openSUSE 11.2 doesn’t have dkms … good to know.

Off topic, I know, but does anyone know why SUSE 11.2 isn’t using or making available dkms?

This would resolve this issue of having to rebuild the module after a kernel update.