I’m running Ubuntu 21.04 with the default Virtualbox that comes with Ubuntu. VirtualBox Graphical User Interface Version 6.1.22_Ubuntu r144080 .
It starts up fine, but when I try to start a VM, I get:
Effective UID is not root (euid=1000 egid=1000 uid=1000 gid=1000) (rc=-10) Please try reinstalling VirtualBox. where: SUPR3HardenedMain what: 2 VERR_PERMISSION_DENIED (-10) - Permission denied.
So, I tried reinstalling Virtualbox. No dice, I get the same error. So, I tried
sudo chown 4755 /usr/lib/virtualbox/Virtualbox, but then I got the error saying that running as root was a no-no, due to security, which makes sense.
So, help? Any ideas?
Additional information, if I run on:
sudo virtualbox it seems to work fine.
More additional info:
I filed a bug on this against Virtualbox on Ubuntu 21.04. It is now confirmed. No ETA on a fix.