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    how do I write permissions for the dev/vboxdrv

    Almost there. Now I am getting this.

    he 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

    Many thanks!

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    Re: how do I write permissions for the dev/vboxdrv

    You need to add you user to the vboxuser group :

    go to System -> Administration -> Users and Groups

    Select the "Manage Groups" -> Scroll down to vboxusers -> select (click) the group vboxusers -> Click "Properties" -> tick off you user box

    Close out Users an groups,

    Log off and back in.
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    Re: how do I write permissions for the dev/vboxdrv

    Hey bodhi.zazen,
    MANY THANKS for the info. Once I set permission it was smooth sailing. All set up. Gotta love this forum!
    Tucatts

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    Re: how do I write permissions for the dev/vboxdrv

    Quote Originally Posted by bodhi.zazen View Post
    You need to add you user to the vboxuser group :

    go to System -> Administration -> Users and Groups

    Select the "Manage Groups" -> Scroll down to vboxusers -> select (click) the group vboxusers -> Click "Properties" -> tick off you user box

    Close out Users an groups,

    Log off and back in.
    --Thanks! This has helped me too.

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    Re: how do I write permissions for the dev/vboxdrv

    i love you all. thank you

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    Re: how do I write permissions for the dev/vboxdrv

    thanks a lot.
    works a charm

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    Re: how do I write permissions for the dev/vboxdrv

    How haven't even been a member for 5 mins and already solved a problem thanks a lot

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    Re: how do I write permissions for the dev/vboxdrv

    Its no longer working in Hardy, The user groups other than your own are greyed out and cannot be configured.

    [edit]

    My bad...

    It took about 2 minutes but the password dialog arrived. Fixed.
    Last edited by pcjunkie; April 28th, 2008 at 03:12 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bodhi.zazen View Post
    You need to add you user to the vboxuser group :

    go to System -> Administration -> Users and Groups

    Select the "Manage Groups" -> Scroll down to vboxusers -> select (click) the group vboxusers -> Click "Properties" -> tick off you user box

    Close out Users an groups,

    Log off and back in.
    All of my groups are disabled. PLS HELP!!!

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    Re: how do I write permissions for the dev/vboxdrv

    Quote Originally Posted by masterchief324@gmail.com View Post
    All of my groups are disabled. PLS HELP!!!
    Did you click the Authenticate button at the bottom right of the groups window?

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