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Virtualbox problem

Postby ozaiobee on Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:19 pm

I went to the repository and I installed virtualbox to run windows xp. (Note I'm running micro xp) :D
I looked up a guide on youtube and when I went to user group applications. I click on root and then on Manage Group. On group settings I need to click on vboxusers, however, is not there for me to click. I checked for installation and it is installed. Need a guide for linux mint on how to run xp on linux. Or is there a link that someone can send me. Thank you very much. :D
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Re: Virtualbox problem

Postby Husse on Sun Apr 05, 2009 8:36 am

If virtualbox is installed correctly you have the vboxusers group
Look in Users and Groups in the control Center
If vboxusers is not there I suggest you reinstall virtualbox
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Re: Virtualbox problem

Postby viking777 on Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:01 pm

Hey Husse, it has taken me months to figure this out and the OP might need this knowledge too.

The 'Users' part of 'Users and Groups' shows next to nothing by default - not even your own user account :!: :?:

If you want it to be the slightest bit useful you have to run gconf-editor and go to 'apps/gnome-system-tools/users' and place a tick in the 'showall' box.

Why on earth is it this obscure??
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Re: Virtualbox problem

Postby Husse on Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:57 pm

Ehhh
At least it shows your account and root.....
For the rest you have to unlock first
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Re: Virtualbox problem

Postby viking777 on Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:11 am

Husse wrote:Ehhh
At least it shows your account and root.....
For the rest you have to unlock first


Not for me - root only (greyed out until you unlock)

My own user account only became visible after I applied the gconf fix.

I have installed it twice and it was the same both times. Still, no matter, I know how to do it now but it took me several months to find out!
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Re: Virtualbox problem

Postby Husse on Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:29 am

That's odd - could it be because you have a number in your user name?
I've always had it shown in gnome - I have not always checked in the other versions I've installed
(and I have about 10 installed Mint and of course there have been many more installed and deleted :))
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