Finally…VirtualBox installed in F10….

After some googling, I finally got some How-To install VirtualBox in Fedora 10. The problems that I was facing with VirtualBox is that I was unable to compile the kernel module of VirtualBox successfully.  Following are the steps for setting up VirtualBox in a 32-bit Fedora 10 system.


1) Open the terminal and go to the super user mode :

su –

2)Download the latest VirtualBox package for Fedora 9/10 from

and install it

3)Get the kernel-devel package :

yum install make automake autoconf gcc kernel-devel dkms

4)Run the setup file for VirtualBox :

/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup

5)Add the desired user-names to the VirtualBox user groups and fix the SE Linux permissions :

usermod -G vboxusers -a username
chcon -t textrel_shlib_t /usr/lib/virtualbox/

6) Run, and enjoy!


7) To Get USB Support:

1 – create a new group called “usb”;
2 – locate file usbfs: in my case is /sys/bus/usb/drivers (I suggest to find the file with a usb device inserted;
3 – modify file /etc/fstab inserting a line containing the right path and the number corresponding the “usb” group :
none /sys/bus/usb/drivers usbfs devgid=503,devmode=664 0 0
4 – command mount -a;
5 – start VB and try…;

8 ) Note: VirtualBox is not compatible with kvm, which is an addition in Fedora 10 :

Disable the kvm kernel modules before running VirtualBox in the following way

modprobe -r kvm-intel         (or kvm-amd for amd systems)

modprobe -r kvm

Finally I installed Fedora 10 in my Dell XPS M1530

Yesterday, on 2nd January, 2009, I finally installed Fedora in my Dell XPS M1530. The installation went fine and it was great to see a new glossy installation screen. After the installation, Plimouth is also working fine, but I had to add a kernel option for that—


The graphics was ok , but not perfect without the Nvidia drivers. Then I set enabled on my system and downloaded the Nvidia drivers from there.

su -c ‘yum install kmod-nvidia’

And rebooted my system, and Nvidia is working just fine. Compiz is also working at its best. Plus, the webcam drivers come inbuilt along the new Kernel, GREAT!

But having some problems with the multimedia keys. In Gnome, all the keys except the eject key is working. But its worse in KDE. None of the multimedia keys are working out there. May be its a bug in KDE 4.1. I’m searching for a solution in Google, but couldn’t locate the solution till now. Apart from that, there was another bug in KDE 4.1. The ntfs volumes won’t mount. The solution was jsut to update the ntfs-3g package, and it was solved.

su -c ‘yum update ntfs-3g’

Apart from the above mentioned issues, its working great. Boot is faster and beautiful, wifi service is nice, webcam is enabled. Great!