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Registering at VBOXUSERS

Postby confused on Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:52 am

Hi people, I have installed Virtualbox and now need to register in the VBOXUSERS file. I have tried registering using various methods, but all to no avail. Can someone please help. Thanks.
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Re: Registering at VBOXUSERS

Postby Zwopper on Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:41 am

Well Linux is all about choises, here are a few ways to do it, there are probably more... :wink:
What you need to do is to add yourself to the VBOXUSERS group, in KDE you do this in System settings, System administration, User settings, Chose the Group tab, Administrator mode, and then add yourself to the VBOXUSERS group.
I don't remember where to find it in Gnome, but probably under "Users and Groups" or something similar, you got to have root privileges to perform this.
Otherwise you can edit the group file by pressing "Alt + F2" and typing (in KDE):
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sudo kate /etc/group/

and add yourself at the line where it says "vboxusers".

In Gnome:
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sudo gedit /etc/group/

and add yourself at the line where it says "vboxusers".

...or by pressing "Alt F2" and typing (both KDE and Gnome) (make sure "Run in terminal" is checked):
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sudo usermod -a -G vboxusers "YOUR_USERNAME"
replace "YOUR_USERNAME" with your real username.
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Re: Registering at VBOXUSERS

Postby MagnusB on Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:25 am

If you want to use Alt+F2 to start a text editor/apps as root you have to use
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kdesu
in KDE or
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gksu
in GNOME..
Sudo only works in a shell, IIRC
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Re: Registering at VBOXUSERS

Postby Gman8941 on Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:31 pm

in gnome just go to Administration>>Users and Groups>>Group Settings....then go down to vboxusers>>>hit properties>>check your user name>>>restart and wammo your good to go
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