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Old 01-25-2009, 01:08 PM   #1
Red Squirrel
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Can't get virtualbox to work - random chars error.

I installed VirtualBox on Fedora Core 9 x64 and ran into a few dependancy issues but managed to brute force and find the right ones which only turned out to be these two:

yum install qt4
yum install qt4-devel

Then it installed.

However it wont start now. This is the error I get when I try to start it:

[root@extsrv virtualbox]# VirtualBox
VirtualBox: supR3HardenedMainGetTrustedMain: dlopen("/usr/lib/virtualbox/",) failed:

/usr/lib/virtualbox/ undefined symbol: _ZN10QStatusBar9showEventEP10QShowEvent
[root@extsrv virtualbox]#

Have no idea what that means, it's just a bunch of random chars.

I just found in the FAQ it talks about that and I have to install these packages:


First one is already installed and the first two are not available. (get yum error saying it's not available)

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
Old 01-25-2009, 04:49 PM   #2
Red Squirrel
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Did a Yum Upgrade then also installed Gnome and rebooted, that updated my kernel and installed GUI stuff that VB needed. Works now. Just learning it now, but so far it looks good. Just hope I can get VMs to run automaticly and that I'm not stuck to leave them in my home directory but can move them. (I'm a freak when it comes to organization and backups)


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