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    Question Virtualbox error: kernel driver is not accessible

    Hello,

    I just installed virtualbox, made a drive for windows, and now wanted to install windows. I first got this error that I needed to install some kind of virtualbox-ose module. So I did.

    Now I get an error saying:

    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).

    Does anybody know what I should do here?

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    Re: Virtualbox error: kernel driver is not accessible

    Open up the management program for users & groups, add your user account to the 'vboxusers' group, logout & back in and you're set to go.
    Ubuntu 8.10 on every machine - and some Windows too (I actually like Vista)

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    Re: Virtualbox error: kernel driver is not accessible

    Great. That works!

    I am just installing windows now. But it doesn't capture my mouse. It says it captured it, (green arrow icon in bottom left) but it actually hasn't.

    Do you happen know a solution to this as well?

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