Virtualbox Critical Error - Failed to aquire the VirtualBox COM object


#1

I am seeing the following error when trying to run virtualbox-ose:

I get a dialog entitled “VirtualBox - Critical Error”

inside the dialog “Failed to acquire the VirtualBox COM object. The application will now terminate”

Details drop down gives:.

Callee RC: NS_BASE_STREAM_WOULD_BLOCK (0x80470007)

Thanks In Advance


#2

are you in the /etc/vboxusers file?


#3

do you mean am i in the vboxusers group? if so i am.


#4

that’s what i meant.

were you there from the beginning or just recently?

i recall similar errors if the user wasn’t. a reboot was needed


#5

this is a new install.

i did reboot.

i get this same error each time i try to start virtualbox


#6

in AppCafe, search virtualbox, and make sure you have everything installed.

if that doesn’t work, then I’m at a loss


#7

I wiped everything and did a new install from the latest image and this problem went away.

This issue can be closed.

Another satisfied customer… :smiley:


#8

weird, but glad you got it working