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12.2 > System > virtualbox-ose (2.1.4)

VirtualBox Open Source Edition (OSE) is a general-purpose full
virtualizer for x86 hardware.

You'll probably want to add the following lines to your rc.local:
# Start vboxdrv
if [ -x /etc/rc.d/rc.vboxdrv ]; then
/etc/rc.d/rc.vboxdrv start

This will load the support kernel module for VirtualBox. You should add
similar "stop" lines to your rc.local_shutdown.

By default you have to create a vboxusers group, for example with
groupadd -g 215 vboxusers
and make your user a member of that group.
Alternatively, you can run the script with VBOXUSERS=no to allow all
users of your system to start virtual machines.

By default VirtualBox will be compiled with hardening enabled. That
means all binaries will be run suid root, which is the default
behaviour of upstream packages. However, you are still able
to disable this by passing HARDENING=no to the script.
When hardening is enabled, VBOXUSERS is automatically set to yes.

If the VirtualBox Additions ISO is available in the same directory
as the build script, it will be included in the package and placed
under /usr/share/virtualbox/. Same goes for the UserManual
They can be downloaded from:

Since 2.0.0 there is a Qt4 GUI, which is enabled by default. To disable it pass
QT4=no to the script. An older, no longer maintained Qt3 GUI is also available
but disabled by default (no new features have been added to this since 2.0).
To enable it, pass QT3=yes to the script.
Beware: the Qt3 GUI has already been removed from svn trunk, and 2.2.0 will
only have a Qt4 GUI available.

For pulseaudio support, pass PULSE=yes to the build script. This requires
pulseaudio to be installed.

This requires acpica, and the virtualbox-kernel package is needed at runtime.

Maintained by: ppr:kut
Keywords: virtualization,vboxdrv,vmware,qemu,virtual,zen,vm,vbox
ChangeLog: virtualbox-ose


Source Downloads:
VirtualBox-2.1.4-3-OSE.tar.bz2 (54548336d61b33e2a01b210b314927cd)

Download SlackBuild:
virtualbox-ose.tar.gz.asc (FAQ)

(the SlackBuild does not include the source)

Validated for Slackware 12.2

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