Re: VirtualBox loses exec. bit after Yast Online or Manual Update.

Hans wrote:

I am running Suse 11.2 and Sun VirtualBox 3.1.8 r61349 with
a 11.2,
Win2K, Win 32 bit and Win7 64 bit and have a very strange

- Install VirtualBox, all works fine

- do On-line update (not VirtualBox) or install other
software using Yast.

- Exec bit on /usr/lib/virtualbox/VirtualBox is removed.

- Can not start VirtualBox until manually resetting the
exec bit to
allow excecution of /usr/lib/virtualbox/VirtualBox.

All other files are not effected.

Does anyone has a similar problem?

Hi Hans,
may be you need to recompile the kernel modules of
virtualbox, because of an upgrade of the kernel. Please try
as root: /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup. This should compile the
kernel modules. But you need to have installed the
development packages!
Eike Neumann