Originally Posted by ~sHyLoCk~
# 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.