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iji 07-08-2012 11:17 AM

Failed to execute child process (Permission denied)
 
Oracle VM VirtualBox does not launch
and desktop shortcuts to individual machines give this error:

There was an error launching the application.
Details: Failed to execute child process "usr/lib/virtualbox/VirtualBox" (Permission denied)



OS: SUSE Linux 11, kernel linux 2.6.32.59-0.3-pae, GNOME 2.28.2
notebook: HP ProBook 4530s, Intel Core




CTRL+ALT+F3
root
password
exit
user
password
exit
user
password
shut down from notebook button
restart
and now virtualbox is working again

any idea why?

Kustom42 07-10-2012 03:42 PM

Are you trying to launch the instance via an unprivileged user?

iji 07-11-2012 02:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kustom42 (Post 4724292)
Are you trying to launch the instance via an unprivileged user?

There's only one user other than root.
It really looked like a temporary loss of privileges.

Kustom42 07-11-2012 03:08 PM

Do you get the above error if you try and launch the application as the root user?


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