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[opensuse-factory] Wrong permissions VirtualBox
  • From: Knurpht - Gertjan Lettink <knurpht@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:25:38 +0100
  • Message-id: <1896043.oPix6CYcH2@knurpht-hp>
Hi,

Suddenly my VirtualBox instance wouldn't start, the message being

VirtualBox: Effective UID is not root

I remembered seeing this years ago, where the culprit was that /usr/lib/
virtualbox/VirtualBox needed 4755 as permissions. The actual perms:

-rwxr-x--- 1 root vboxusers 158320 10 jan 00:34 VirtualBox

Did a 'chmod 4755' on it and now everything is back to normal.
Anybody else seeing this? If so, I'll file a bugreport.
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Gertjan Lettink, a.k.a. Knurpht

openSUSE Board Member
openSUSE Forums Team


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