I have spent the last hour or so trying to get virtualbox working. I also had a go at getting the virtualisation software that is embedded in YAST working, but had no idea what was going on with that one.
If you type virtualbox OFC nothing happens, the executable is called VirtualBox BTW do not try to start it, it think you have no permissions.
So, go to YaST -> Security and User -> User and Group Management. In the users tab select your user, and hit the Edit key. In the next window switch do Details tab and in the Additional Groups check the vboxusers.
Okay, then check the listed dependencies: VirtualBox Installation - openSUSE and ensure that in YaST -> System -> System Services
the vboxdrv abd vboxnet modules are enabled - highlight them and hit Enable. Reboot.
I’m not an expert on VB but I had the same problem as you.
The way I fixed it was:
Uninstall any previous VBox installation
Install Kernel sources and kernel-syms and re-install the package from Sun’s site’as superuser (root)…
Register yourself as a vboxuser in Yast > users and groups.
After this, you must modify your /ect/fstab an another file to have USB access, which I don’t remember, but you caan search the correct info in this forum.
Creating group ‘vboxusers’. VM users must be member of that group!
No precompiled module for this kernel found – trying to build one. Messages
emitted during module compilation will be logged to /var/log/vbox-install.log.
Compilation of the kernel module FAILED! VirtualBox will not start until this
problem is fixed. Please consult /var/log/vbox-install.log to find out why the
kernel module does not compile. Most probably the kernel sources are not found.
Install them and execute
I thought the kernal sources were installed. Here is a screenshot to display what is installed:
By the way, those aren’t kernel sources checked off in that picture. They’re the kernel MODULES for VirtualBox. That’s very different. If you want kernel sources then you need a file that’s actually called Kernel-Source.