Ticket #1285 (closed defect: duplicate)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

VirtualBox Kernel Driver not accessible to current user

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


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. To get things working I created the following file on how to start and configure the system for VirtualBox:

#starts up virtualbox

#if sudo is not included in the following command the terminal says:

#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.

sudo VirtualBox

#To get USB working: #edit /etc/groups by typing "sudo gedit /etc/groups" into the terminal and #finding the user edit /etc/fstab by typing "sudo gedit /etc/fstab" and add 'none /proc/bus/usb usbfs #devgid=1000,devmode=664 0 0' where #the 1000 is user found in /etc/group of user who is #getting access


Screenshot-VirtualBox - Error-1.png Download (29.3 KB) - added by jctosu 9 years ago.
Error Message
Screenshot.png Download (170.2 KB) - added by jctosu 9 years ago.
VirtualBox and Error Message

Change History

Changed 9 years ago by jctosu

Error Message

Changed 9 years ago by jctosu

VirtualBox and Error Message

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by sandervl73

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

Why do you create *three* defects for exactly the same problem? Not exactly useful.

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