How to Install Virtualbox on Opensuse 12.3

In this article I will show you how to install the Virtualbox on the latest OpenSUSE Linux Distribution, OpenSUSE 12.3.

Follow my steps exactly for an successful installation.

So, let’s start. Before installing Virtualbox, you need the libpng12.so.0 library.

Install it with zypper:

$ sudo zypper in libpng12.so.0

Next, download the VirtualBox .rpm file, for your System Architecture:

*for 32 bit systems:

$ wget http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.2.0/VirtualBox-4.2-4.2.0_80737_openSUSE114-1.i586.rpm

*for 64 bit systems:

$ wget http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.2.0/VirtualBox-4.2-4.2.0_80737_openSUSE114-1.x86_64.rpm

Install the Virtualbox *.rpm file:

$ sudo rpm -ivh VirtualBox-4.2-4.2.0_80737_openSUSE114-1.i586.rpm

OR:

$ sudo rpm -ivh VirtualBox-4.2-4.2.0_80737_openSUSE114-1.x86_64.rpm

This is everything. Enjoy.

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2 comments on “How to Install Virtualbox on Opensuse 12.3
  1. John Doe says:

    After installation. How do you run/start virtualbox? I have VBoxGTk under applications (already installed) but it doesn’t do anything.

  2. Rusty Dixon says:

    I use the QT gui instead of the GTk one. I installed it through yast. Here is what I did to get the latest (4.2.18) version as of 23Sep2013:
    Go to this page on the openSuse website: http://software.opensuse.org/download.html?project=Virtualization&package=virtualbox and install from there.

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