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Old 05-01-2017, 12:18 PM   #1
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VirtualBox won't start


Out of the blue, I can't get VirtualBox to start. I updated Slackware 14.2 to the current version via slackpkg, which didn't install much, and now I get this when trying to start VirtualBox:

/opt/VirtualBox/VirtualBox
VirtualBox: Error -610 in supR3HardenedMainInitRuntime!
VirtualBox: dlopen("/opt/VirtualBox/VBoxRT.so",) failed: <NULL>

I have, of course, removed and reinstalled it. I also removed and reinstalled the video drivers (nVidia proprietary 375.39), but other than that I have no clue. A romp through Google has not revealed anything of use.

Anyone see this before, and have any ideas?

EDIT: I installed an older version of VirtualBox and it works. It appears this is something Oracle did to the current version of VirtualBox....

The current version is 5.1.22, and gives the above error. I backed off to 5.1.14, and that older version works as expected.

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Old 05-01-2017, 02:01 PM   #2
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I just upgraded VirtualBox, Version 5.1.22 r115126 (Qt5.6.1) on slackware 64 14.2 all up to date.

I brought up and installed guest additions on 3 slackware vms and 3 windows vms without any issues.

You said this is with current?

I do see similar message here your <NULL> says "libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object" there.

What does
Code:
ldd /opt/VirtualBox/* | grep missing
say?

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Old 05-01-2017, 02:06 PM   #3
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I just upgraded VirtualBox, Version 5.1.22 r115126 (Qt5.6.1) on slackware 64 14.2 all up to date.

I brought up and installed guest additions on 3 slackware vms and 3 windows vms without any issues.

You said this is with current?

I do see similar message here your <NULL> says "libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object" there.

What does
Code:
ldd /opt/VirtualBox/* | grep missing
say?
Can't do it until tonight, but I'll reload the current version then and report here....

This is with SlackWare 14.2

Edit:

So I tried the previous four versions, and they all work fine. The current version of VirutalBox, 5.1.22 now works. All I did was remove it, run an older version, and then try the current version again....is there a full moon? Increase in cosmic ray activity?

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Old 05-01-2017, 08:33 PM   #4
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If you got a new kernel with the upgrade, this may halp. As root

Code:
cd /etc/rc.d
./rc.vboxdrv setup
This will recompile the VBox kernel against the new Linux kernel.
 
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Old 05-01-2017, 09:07 PM   #5
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Quote:
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If you got a new kernel with the upgrade, this may halp. As root

Code:
cd /etc/rc.d
./rc.vboxdrv setup
This will recompile the VBox kernel against the new Linux kernel.
Unless he installed it via SBo, which in that case, just rebuild the virtualbox-kernel package to build against the newer kernel that Slackware added.
 
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Old 05-01-2017, 09:15 PM   #6
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Unless he installed it via SBo, which in that case, just rebuild the virtualbox-kernel package to build against the newer kernel that Slackware added.
I tried that to rebuild the kernel module, did not help. I installed VB from the installer from their website - didn't know there was a slackbuilds package for it...

I vote cosmic rays. It worked before, my kernel has not been touched for a while, and it's working fine now...
 
Old 07-17-2017, 06:36 PM   #7
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Smile same issue and fixed it

Howdy all,

I have exactly the problem : updated my slackbox to the last current and the same error happens!

run VB 5.1.22 and 5.1.20 fails even if i ru /etc/rc.d/rc.vboxdrv setup

but looking up at /opt i found that the owner wasn't root !

doing chown root:root /opt fixed the issue.

after all Vb 5.1.22 works fine.
 
Old 07-17-2017, 06:55 PM   #8
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Weird. The /opt/VirtualBox directory and all files underneath should be owned by root. If not, it should complain and tell you something like "Effective UID is not root...."...

I never saw this problem before, have not had this problem since. <shrug>
 
Old 07-17-2017, 06:58 PM   #9
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BUT if root owns everything you can still get this error. I fixed it by removing all files under /opt/VirtualBox and, as root, run the installer downloaded from their website. Problem solved.

Try it:

chown root:root -Rc /opt/VirtualBox

You get nothing in the output because there is nothing to change. YET now you can't get VB to run! (can someone explain that for me?). Run the installer, which removes the files and reinstalls them, and now it works.

This might be the first time in all the years of using Linux where I've seen a reinstall actually fix a problem....
 
Old 07-17-2017, 08:45 PM   #10
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This is apparently not an uncommon error message.

If you do a web search for VirtualBox: Error -610 in supR3HardenedMainInitRuntime!, you will find many discussions and posts about this error, far too many for me to recommend just one, as I have no experience with this error.

One of them may give you the information you need. (I suspect that the first error led to the second one.)

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Old 07-17-2017, 09:35 PM   #11
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It's a two part message. The first part tells you what spawned the supR3HardenedMainInitRuntime error, and apparently there are a lot of different causes...
 
Old 07-19-2017, 06:27 AM   #12
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I didn't understand, WTF: yesterday Virtualbox worked fine but today

VirtualBox: Error -610 in supR3HardenedMainInitRuntime!
VirtualBox: dlopen("/opt/VirtualBox/VBoxRT.so",) failed: <NULL>

P.S. Slackware 14.2 stable
 
Old 07-19-2017, 06:50 AM   #13
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Hello,

Quote:
Originally Posted by lilianfornea View Post
I didn't understand, WTF: yesterday Virtualbox worked fine but today

VirtualBox: Error -610 in supR3HardenedMainInitRuntime!
VirtualBox: dlopen("/opt/VirtualBox/VBoxRT.so",) failed: <NULL>

P.S. Slackware 14.2 stable
I reproduced this error by changing ownerships of /opt directory, so ensure that directory is owned by root.

PoC :
Code:
$ ls -ld /opt
drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 4096 juil. 19 10:07 /opt

$ su
$ chown seb:users /opt
$ exit

$ virtualbox
VirtualBox: Error -610 in supR3HardenedMainInitRuntime!
VirtualBox: dlopen("/opt/VirtualBox/VBoxRT.so",) failed: <NULL>

VirtualBox: Tip! It may help to reinstall VirtualBox.


$ su
$ chown root:root /opt
$ exit

$ virtualbox  --help
Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager 5.1.24
(C) 2005-2017 Oracle Corporation
All rights reserved.
--
SeB
 
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