[ubuntu-uk] virtualbox , Cant get it to work?

Matthew Wild mwild1 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 23 17:23:08 BST 2007

Open Terminal and type:  sudo gpasswd -a yourname vboxusers
(replace yourname with your username that you are logged in with),
press enter and when prompted enter your password. Log out, log back
in again. You should now be able to run it fine.


On 23/09/2007, STONE COLD <javad_ayaz at hotmail.com> wrote:
> hi,
> Im trying to run virtual box..but i get this error message :
> "
> The VirtualBox kernel driver is not accessible to the current user. Make
> sure that the user has write permissions for /dev/vboxdrv by adding them to
> the vboxusers groups. You will need to logout for the change to take
> effect..
> VBox status code: -1909 (VERR_VM_DRIVER_NOT_ACCESSIBLE).
> Result Code:
> 0x80004005
> Component:
> Console
> Interface:
> IConsole {1dea5c4b-0753-4193-b909-22330f64ec45}"
> Any suggestions please?

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