Ticket #1285 (closed defect: duplicate)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 10 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 10 years ago.
Error Message
Screenshot.png Download (170.2 KB) - added by jctosu 10 years ago.
VirtualBox and Error Message

Change History

Changed 10 years ago by jctosu

Error Message

Changed 10 years ago by jctosu

VirtualBox and Error Message

comment:1 Changed 10 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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