Running VirtualBox as non-sudo can't expand toolbar menus: [Qt WARNING: libpng warning: iCCP: known incorrect sRGB profile]

asked 2017-08-08 21:05:18 -0500

scavy gravatar image

Im really not sure when this broke, but I tried updating VirtualBox as outlined on the RPM Fusion website and still have the same result. The problem is that I can't get the full user interface of VirtualBox to work, i.e. I can't expand any of the toolbar menus e.g. File, Machine, Help.. It sounds trivial but it effects the usage heavily because the same occurs inside the VM so I can't click the View menu, take snapshots, etc.. Everything works when I run through command line as sudo, which is a terrible idea. I get the following error/warning when running as non-sudo:

[scavy@localhost ~]$ VirtualBox Qt WARNING: libpng warning: iCCP: known incorrect sRGB profile

On the Ubuntu forums they recommended using gksudo, which isn't available in Fedora, and the 'solution' on the Arch Linux forum is clear as mud:

Has anyone else had similar issues? I already tried changing the group of /dev/vboxdrv to vboxusers, and my user I am launching with is part vboxusers also.

Thank you for your time

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I can't help with the virtualbox issue, but that libpng warning is not a problem.

Have you tried using the virtualization system (kvm/qemu) that comes with Fedora instead of virtualbox?

ssieb gravatar imagessieb ( 2017-08-11 15:35:30 -0500 )edit

Ill check it out, thanks for the hand @SamuelSieb

scavy gravatar imagescavy ( 2017-08-13 17:50:48 -0500 )edit