[Slackbuilds-users] VirtualBox

Heinz Wiesinger pprkut at liwjatan.at
Fri Sep 26 11:32:29 UTC 2008

Audrius Kažukauskas wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-09-26 at 12:48:28 +0200, Heinz Wiesinger wrote:
> > This seems strange. I can't tell about the menu-thing, as I don't have
> > the time to build virtualbox on current at the moment, but you should be
> > able to start virtualbox via command-line by typing "VirtualBox".
> I think menu entry is missing probably due to non-existent VirtualBox
> executable in $PATH.

nope. kde looks for .desktop files in certain directories, in this 
case /usr/share/applications/

> > Things you can check:
> > -) Is there a /etc/vbox/vbox.conf.new? If yes, replace it with the old
> > one.
> There's only a /etc/vbox/vbox.conf with following content:
>   # VirtualBox installation directory
>   INSTALL_DIR="/usr/lib/virtualbox"
>   # vboxdrv source location
>   MODULE_SRC="/usr/src"

This is correct

> > -) Is there a /usr/bin/VirtualBox and/or /usr/bin/VBox?
> No /usr/bin/VirtualBox.  /usr/bin/VBox exists, but trying to run it
> gives me "Unknown application - VBox" output.

This and the menu problems leaves the assumption that doinst.sh didn't get 
executed on installation. Further symptoms could be non-existent VBoxManage, 
VBoxSDL, VBoxHeadless and some more in /usr/bin.

If that is the case there is the question why it didn't get executed. Have you 
installed it with install-/upgradepkg?
You could maybe try reinstalling the same package and look if doinst.sh gets 

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