VirtualBox

Ticket #1283 (closed defect: worksforme)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

VirtualBox Kernel Driver not accessible to current user

Reported by: jctosu Owned by:
Priority: major Component: installer
Version: VirtualBox 1.5.6 Keywords: linux
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Linux

Description

When I try to start, or install a virtual machine the machine fails to start giving me an error (screenshots are attached) that says the VirtualBox Kernel Driver is not accessible to the current user. I am running 32-bit Ubuntu Linux 7.10.

Change History

comment:1 follow-up: ↓ 2 Changed 6 years ago by frank

Which version of VBox are you using? The one from our website? Are you member of the group vboxusers and did you logout+relogin after adding the current user to that group? Please check with

groups

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ 1 Changed 6 years ago by jctosu

Replying to frank:

Which version of VBox are you using? The one from our website? Are you member of the group vboxusers and did you logout+relogin after adding the current user to that group? Please check with

groups

I am using 1.5.6 (the full edition).

The content of /etc/group as of now (w/ VirtualBox working):

root:x:0: daemon:x:1: bin:x:2: sys:x:3: adm:x:4:josh tty:x:5: disk:x:6: lp:x:7: mail:x:8: news:x:9: uucp:x:10: man:x:12: proxy:x:13: kmem:x:15: dialout:x:20:josh fax:x:21: voice:x:22: cdrom:x:24:haldaemon,josh floppy:x:25:haldaemon,josh tape:x:26: sudo:x:27: audio:x:29:josh dip:x:30:josh www-data:x:33: backup:x:34: operator:x:37: list:x:38: irc:x:39: src:x:40: gnats:x:41: shadow:x:42: utmp:x:43: video:x:44:josh sasl:x:45: plugdev:x:46:haldaemon,josh staff:x:50: games:x:60: users:x:100: nogroup:x:65534: dhcp:x:101: syslog:x:102: klog:x:103: scanner:x:104:hplip,josh nvram:x:105: fuse:x:106: ssl-cert:x:107: lpadmin:x:108:josh messagebus:x:109: admin:x:110:josh crontab:x:111: ssh:x:112: avahi-autoipd:x:113: avahi:x:114: netdev:x:115:josh haldaemon:x:116: powerdev:x:117:haldaemon,josh gdm:x:118: slocate:x:119: josh:x:1000: vboxusers:x:1001: kvm:x:120:

The content of /etc/fstab (w/ VBox USB working):

# /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass> proc /proc proc defaults 0 0 # /dev/sda2 UUID=aecf727f-1ecc-4280-b770-c6ae80d64a0f / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1 # /dev/sda1 UUID=56C06368C0634D75 /media/sda1 ntfs defaults,umask=007,gid=46 0 1 /dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec 0 0

#for VirtualBox USB support none /proc/bus/usb usbfs devgid=1000,devmode=664 0 0

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by frank

  • Host type changed from other to Linux

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by frank

  • Component changed from other to installer

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by frank

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

There is a group vboxusers but no user is member of that group. That's the problem.

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