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Thread: VirtualBox 4.0 wont open up. Whats up with that?

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    VirtualBox 4.0 wont open up. Whats up with that?

    i installed virtualbox 4.0 and have used it for some time now... Recently it just wont open up and I duno what to do.. I've tryed reinstalling, but its still not opening... Any ideas?

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    Re: VirtualBox 4.0 wont open up. Whats up with that?

    Try opening it from the command line and post the output.

    Applications > Accessories > Terminal:
    Code:
    VirtualBox

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    Re: VirtualBox 4.0 wont open up. Whats up with that?

    Says this...
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    VirtualBox: supR3HardenedVerifyDir: Cannot trust the directory "/usr/lib/virtualbox": group and/or other writable (st_mode=040775)

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    Re: VirtualBox 4.0 wont open up. Whats up with that?

    Post the output of this please:

    Code:
    ls -ld /usr/lib/virtualbox
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    Re: VirtualBox 4.0 wont open up. Whats up with that?

    In terminal, I would run:

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    sudo apt-get purge virtualbox-4.0
    Then reinstall.

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    Re: VirtualBox 4.0 wont open up. Whats up with that?

    Quote Originally Posted by CharlesA View Post
    Post the output of this please:

    Code:
    ls -ld /usr/lib/virtualbox
    Code:
    ert69@Ubuntu:~$ ls -ld /usr/lib/virtualbox
    drwxr-xrwx 5 root root 4096 2011-01-15 22:14 /usr/lib/virtualbox
    ert69@Ubuntu:~$

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    Re: VirtualBox 4.0 wont open up. Whats up with that?

    Quote Originally Posted by slooksterpsv View Post
    In terminal, I would run:

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    sudo apt-get purge virtualbox-4.0
    Then reinstall.
    Nope.. tryed that already... says the same thing in terminal.. :S
    Last edited by ert69; January 20th, 2011 at 12:21 AM.

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    Re: VirtualBox 4.0 wont open up. Whats up with that?

    Quote Originally Posted by ert69 View Post
    Code:
    ert69@Ubuntu:~$ ls -ld /usr/lib/virtualbox
    drwxr-xrwx 5 root root 4096 2011-01-15 22:14 /usr/lib/virtualbox
    ert69@Ubuntu:~$
    Yep. That's the problem, it should look like this:

    Code:
    charles@thor:~$ ls -ld /usr/lib/virtualbox/
    drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 12288 2011-01-19 08:37 /usr/lib/virtualbox/
    You could use chmod to change it to the correct permissions, but I really hope the permissions inside the directory are ok.
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