Install VirtualBox 4.3 on OpenSUSE 13.1

Install VirtualBox 4.3 on OpenSUSE 13.1

The Virtualbox 4.3 has been released few days before with cool  features like Multi-Touch Support and Enhanced Networking Capabilities.

Lets show you how to install it in OpenSUSE 13.1 (Release candidate in my case).

Graphical mode  (GUI)

Download the rpm file from here and double click ti, then you will see something like this bellow.

vbox1 You can start the Virtualbox from Application -> System tools.

vbox2Text  Mode

First install the required dependencies from repository:

zypper in gcc make kernel-devel dkms

Download the file from  the website and install it with zypper to get any required dependencies

zypper in VirtualBox-4.3-4.3.0_89960_openSUSE114-1.x86_64.rpm
  • Open Yast, authenticate as root, and then go to Security and Users –> User and group management. Select your username from the list, then click Edit to make a username modification. Go to the tab named Details, then tick the group ‘vboxusers’ in order to add your username to that group. Make sure to reboot at this moment in order for changes to take effect.
  • After your system reboots, you are ready to run VirtualBox. In KDE, VirtualBox should be in Applications –> System –> Virtual Machine (Oracle VM VirtualBox).

Load Virtualbox to the kernel:

/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup

Start your virtualbox and enjoy!

  • guest

    Actually for OpenSUSE 12.3 and 13.1 there are different rpms.
    And why don’t you use DKMS?

  • razzaf

    I downloaded the rpm and followed the steps, but Virtualbox does not start up.

  • Pirat9

    don’t forget to add the username to virtuabox users group

  • razzaf

    Hi Pirat9,

    That did the trick. At least now it opens up. I will test by installing a guest os.

  • suse 13.1

    Confirmed that this works in openSUSE 13.1.

    sudo zypper in gcc make kernel-devel was exactly what I needed to get the vboxdrv setup in DKMS

    Thank you very much. I was trying for a few hours before coming across your post

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