Ticket #623 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

/dev/vboxdrv created with wrong permissions => fixed in 1.5.2

Reported by: nbecker Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 1.5.0 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other


Fedora f7 (x86_64), vbox-1.5.0

ls -l /dev/vboxdrv crw------- 1 root vboxusers 10, 62 2007-09-04 06:32 /dev/vboxdrv

Change History

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by frank

We cannot reproduce this. Do you have udev installed and is there a file /etc/udev/rules.d/60-vboxdrv.rules? Does udev report any error/warning during startup?

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by frank

I was now able to reproduce the problem. It happens if the package replaces an old package. In this case the uninstall script of the old package is executed _after_ the install script of the new package. Will fix that.

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by kiilerix

Same problem here after upgrading from 1.4 to 1.5.

Got this when starting VirtualBox as non-root:

WARNING: /dev/vboxdrv not writable for some reason. If you recently added the

current user to the vboxusers group then you have to logout and re-login to take the change effect.

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

For the record: A workaround is uninstalling and then installing again instead of upgrading.

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by frank

Right, this is a problem with all our .rpm packages: The pre-uninstallation script of the old package removes the udev rule on upgrade (-U). This will be fixed in our 1.5.2 packages. But be warned, that even on upgrading from 1.5.0 to 1.5.2 the old 1.5.0 package will remove the udev rule. I'm thinking about a hack.

De-installing (-e) plus installing (-i) should work. And no, you will not loose your VM data.

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by frank

  • Summary changed from /dev/vboxdrv created with wrong permissions to /dev/vboxdrv created with wrong permissions => fixed in 1.5.2

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by frank

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