Today I decided to update my VirtualBox from 2.0.6 into 2.1.0, but I got a problem launching VirtualBox with normal user :
“Callee RC:  NS_ERROR_FACTORY_NOT_REGISTERED (0x80040154)”
The problem occurred because the permission owner of folder /tmp/.vbox-vavai-ipc is owned by root and forbidden for another user. The solution is pretty simple. You must change the group owner of the folder (/tmp/.vbox-xxxx) or simply remove the folder so VirtualBox will be create another new with correct permission.
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3 thoughts on “Solved : VirtualBox Permission Problem with Normal User”
  1. But the specified folder does not exist in my tmp folder…..
    I’m running OpenSUSE 11.1
    I recently installed VistualBox 2.1.2….
    It would load at all when I chicked the icon…..it runs as root….but fails to detect my Virtual HDDs and VMs…..
    I was using VirtualBox 2.1.0 earlier n it worked fine…..
    I rebuilt the vboxdrv through commandline and enabled it at boot through insserv vboxdrv…
    Now when I reinstall 2.1.0 instead I get the above error mentioned…
    Pls help!!

  2. I have the exact problem as Satish. VirtualBox will run under root on openSUSE 11.1, but not as normal user. I’ve added myself to the vboxusers group.
    If you could email or post with a solution that would be wonderful.
    Thanks, Jack

  3. I have the exact problem as Satish. VirtualBox will run under root on openSUSE 11.1, but not as normal user. I’ve added myself to the vboxusers group.
    If you could email or post with a solution that would be wonderful.
    Thanks, Jack

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