[vbox-dev] Help with Virtualbos 3.2.8 in opensuse 11.3

Larry Finger Larry.Finger at lwfinger.net
Tue Aug 24 21:54:11 GMT 2010

On 08/24/2010 04:28 PM, Ronald Blijlevens wrote:
> I want to get rid of all those windows problems so I try to create a
> windows as a virtual machine in opensuse 11.3. My first question about
> this is, if it makes me able to play 3d games like World of Warcraft and
> Oblivion in the virtual windows server ? If not, then it makes no sence
> to go on with this.

I use VirtualBox on openSUSE 11.3 and had no problems installing it. I need the
closed-source version to have USB passthru, thus I use the one from the web site
rather than the version that YaST would use. I'm not sure that you will get the
speed needed for gaming on a VM. There is obviously extra overhead. I use it so
that I can boot into a Windows session without having to shut down Linux.

> I downloaded virtualbox 3.2.8 for opensuse 11.3 x86_64 cause I have dual
> core 2 quad q8200 processor (64 bits). When i tryed to start virtualbox,
> then it doesn't start at all. And your website gives much information
> about installing it in Ubuntu but gives very little information about
> installing it in opensuse. 

Forget about that repo nonsense. Just download the rpm for 11.3 and install it with

sudo  rpm -i <name of downloaded file>

Depending on your kernel, you may need to have kernel headers, gcc and make
installed. If you do not want to worry about all of that, then install the
VirtualBox-OSE package with YaST. ATM, that will be 3.2.6, not 3.2.8.

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