Fresh 16.07 install (gnome)- Virtualbox issues

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Fresh 16.07 install (gnome)- Virtualbox issues

Postby swejuggalo » Sat Jul 02, 2016 8:07

Virtualbox installs without being added into application menu nor given the correct rights so the user can start it. I had to manually fix it. Should be easy to replicate. I used Rigo to install.
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Re: Fresh 16.07 install (gnome)- Virtualbox issues

Postby swejuggalo » Sat Jul 02, 2016 8:47

"equo install virtualbox-bin" added it properly to the menues. Not sure how many other steps that was necessary to solve the issue. As I see it Rigo seems to have a problem with installing Virtualbox.
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Re: Fresh 16.07 install (gnome)- Virtualbox issues

Postby linuxfluesterer » Sat Jul 02, 2016 10:05

I always remember problems when installing Virtualbox (where is Virtualbox-Guest-Additions? Is it automatically installed by depency chain?). So since first time then I always installed by using the root commands:
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equo i virtualbox-bin
equo i virtualbox-modules#$(uname -r)
equo i virtualbox-guest-additions#$(uname -r)

Then you have installed the latest version of Virtualbox, it's matching your Kernel version and the matching guest-additions...
Anyway, the virtualbox-modules where not loaded automatically. So, they need to be manually or then in a boot script in /etc/modules-load.d:
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# /etc/modules-load.d/Virtualbox.conf
# Modules needed for VirtualBox at boot up time, used by Systemd:
# Date: 15/07/2013
vboxdrv
vboxnetadp
vboxnetflt

Latest Kernel version now is linux-sabayon-4.6.3.
When then will appear a new Kernel mainline, ->Kernel 4.7, then you'll need to install this new Kernel manually. To make sure, that Virtualbox modules and -guest-additions will be updated to that new Kernel mainline, then you can use kernel-switcher command. First check for new Kernel version with:
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equo s linux-sabayon-4

The latest will be shown as last entry. If there will be a new mainline (e.g. Kernel 4.7.0), then you can use:
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kernel-switcher switch linux-sabayon-4.7.0

to install the new Kernel and the depending modules for Virtualbox, NVidia, AMD and/or others...

And, in addition to your issue, it seems usual, that menu entries are often added, when you have at least logged out and logged in again In some cases, I prefer to reboot completely.

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Re: Fresh 16.07 install (gnome)- Virtualbox issues

Postby swejuggalo » Sat Jul 02, 2016 13:28

I didn't need to manually install anything but virtualbox-bin (despite already having been installed with Rigo). Modules and guest-additions Rigo added automatically. Before using "equo install virtualbox-bin" reboot did nothing to show Virtualbox. And when trying to start in terminal it needed root.
So there must be some misstakes done somewhere with the switch from 16.05 -> 16.07. Worked without issues with Rigo with a fresh 16.05 installation.
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Re: Fresh 16.07 install (gnome)- Virtualbox issues

Postby linuxfluesterer » Sat Jul 02, 2016 16:55

Just an idea, you may check (in user terminal), which groups you are member of with the command:
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groups

For virtualbox you'll need to be member of the group vboxusers. If your are not member of then you can add this group to your username in a root terminal with:
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usermod -aG vboxusers <yourusername>

This should solve the problem. You should then start virtualbox as user even with a menu entry.
I'm not sure, that in previous Sabayon versions, when installing the virtualbox packages your username has been added to vboxusers group automatically.

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Re: Fresh 16.07 install (gnome)- Virtualbox issues

Postby swejuggalo » Sat Jul 02, 2016 19:54

Problem was already solved when coming here. Just wanted to point out that a fresh install of 16.07 has a issue with Virtualbox :) 16.05 did it correctly just with Rigo.
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