VirtualBox doesn't start

Manolis Kiagias sonicy at
Mon Feb 1 06:25:36 UTC 2010

On 31/01/2010 7:32 μ.μ., Frank Wißmann wrote:
> Glen Barber schrieb:
>> Frank Wi?mann wrote:
>>> Glen Barber schrieb:
>>>> Hi Frank,
>>>> Frank Wi?mann wrote:
>>>>> Hi, folks!
>>>>> I want to launch my freshly installed VB with the "run"-command
>>>>> under KDE 3.5.10, but it won't start. All I get is "Command can't
>>>>> be executed" in german. I also tried with full pathname
>>>>> "/usr/local/lib/virtualbox/VboxBFE", but that doesn't work either.
>>>>> Where should I look for a solution?
>>>> Can you run this from a terminal emulator (konsole, xterm) for more
>>>> verbose output?
>>> OK, here it is:
>>> VBoxBFE: supR3HardenedExecDir: couldn't read "", errno=2 cchLink=-1
>> Is your user in the "vboxusers" group?
> OK, now he is. But either as "root" or as normal user I get the same
> result as in the message in the last mail described.
> Greetings Frank

You probably haven't mounted the proc filesystem. See section 22.3.1 in
the Handbook:

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