Upgrade to 11.1 broke VirtualBox

Hi All,

I upgraded from 11.0 to 11.1, uninstalled VirtualBox 2.1.2.41885 from
the rpm and reinstalled with
VirtualBox-2.1.2_41885_openSUSE111-1.i586.rpm. I then started getting
permission denied errors. I followed instructions from another post on
the problem to chmod 755 and now I’m getting this error.
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/usr/bin/VirtualBox
VirtualBox: Error -10 in SUPR3HardenedMain!
VirtualBox: Effective UID is not root (euid=1000 egid=100 uid=1000
gid=100)

VirtualBox: Tip! It may help to reinstall VirtualBox.
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Reinstalling VirtualBox doesn’t fix it. I can run VB as root but not
as my regular user. My user is a member of the vboxusers group.

What can I try?


sgharp

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sgharp

My 11.1 was a clean install from the dvd iso, but I had a permissions
problem when I installed that same version of VirtualBox today, and
could only run as root. I had overlooked installing kernel-source and
kernel-syms packages (probably not the problem), so i installed those.
Then I got this error: Failed to Create the VirtualBox COM Object

The VirtualBox FAQ suggested reinstalling - so I did, but could still
only run as root. Running in Konsole as normal user, it failed with an
error that pointed me at the executable
/usr/lib/virtualbox/VirtualBox, and on inspection it didn’t have
permissions for non-root user (i.e. Others). As root, I gave read and
execute permissions to Others. It still failed to run from command line
as normal user, this time with the error: Wrong owner (0) of
‘/tmp/.vbox–username–ipc’. This file was probably left there when I
ran VirtualBox as root.

So, I went to /tmp as root and deleted the hidden vbox file (its name
will include your -user name-). I made sure there was nothing else left
there to do with VirtualBox. Then it worked! Maybe not exactly the same
as your problem - but worth a look.


consused

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