Ticket #1193 (closed defect: worksforme)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

group ownership problem

Reported by: vjahns Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 1.5.4 Keywords: group ownership
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other


Starting VirtualBox ( Version 1.5.4 on Debian Lenny, Kernel 2.6.22-3-686 ) issues a warning message:

volker@eos ~ > VirtualBox 
WARNING: You are not a member of the "vboxusers" group.  Please add yourself
         to this group before starting VirtualBox.

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

volker is member of vboxusers

volker@eos ~ > id volker
uid=xxx(volker) ...,1001(vboxusers),...

/dev/vboxdrv exists and is group writeable

volker@eos ~ > ls -l /dev/vboxdrv 
crw-rw---- 1 root vboxusers 10, 62 2008-02-13 21:31 /dev/vboxdrv

As a consequence starting a virtual machine in VirtualBox will throw an error. It is not possible to start a virtual machine.

N.B. this system is integrated into NIS/automounter environment.


change ownership of /dev/vboxdrv to volker.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by frank

Is this the binary version from our websites or is this the OSE version from Debian?

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by vjahns

Please, help yourself

volker@eos tmp > cat /etc/apt/sources.list
deb etch non-free

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by michael

I take it you did try logging out and back in again after adding yourself to the vboxusers group? This is required on Linux systems.

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by frank

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