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Old 09-16-2009, 06:05 AM   #1
doddg
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OpenSuSE 11.1 - VirtualBox howto run as normal user


Hi everyone,

I have just installed VirtualBox on my OpenSuSE 11.1 and created my first VM (Windows XP) - and everything works just fine, but.... I can only run it as user root (if I remember correctly I could only install VirtualBox as root)

Anybody know what I need to do so that I can run VirtualBox under a normal user account.

thanks,

Doddster
 
Old 09-16-2009, 06:40 AM   #2
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Try this
Code:
# gpasswd -a USERNAME vboxusers
# modprobe vboxdrv
 
Old 09-30-2009, 02:05 AM   #3
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Try this
Code:
# gpasswd -a USERNAME vboxusers
# modprobe vboxdrv
thanks for the tip sHyLoCk

OpenSuSE doesn't have gpasswd, but adding the user into the vboxusers group worked. It was also easy to import VM's created with the root account into my user account, just change the permission on the VDI and import as a normal user.
 
  


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