Ticket #10707 (closed defect: invalid)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

Error opening file for reading - VirtualBox 4.1.18

Reported by: CharlesA Owned by:
Priority: major Component: GUI
Version: VirtualBox 4.1.18 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: all
Host type: Linux


I ran into an error that read "Error opening file for reading: Permission denied" when trying to launch VirtualBox from a terminal both Ubuntu Desktop and Ubuntu Server 12.04 x64.

VirtualBox seems to work fine, it can launch VMs and whatnot, but that error message has occurred for at least a few people. There is a launchpad bug with some more information including a strace here:

I do not know if this is a problem with VirtualBox itself, or with Ubuntu 12.04.

I have attached the VBoxSvr.log from the desktop box, but I could not find any recent errors in VBoxSvr.log on the server box. Was there a different log needed? This error message occurs whenever the VirtualBox GUI is started from a terminal and occurs if a VM is started or not.


VBoxSVC.log Download (900 bytes) - added by CharlesA 3 years ago.

Change History

Changed 3 years ago by CharlesA


comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to invalid

The Ubuntu bugtracker says this comes from a patch of libjpeg-turbo.

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