[OpenIndiana-discuss] Callee RC error - VirtualBox ver 4.1.2 will not open on OpenIndiana 151a

Jerry Kemp sun.mail.list47 at oryx.cc
Mon Oct 3 16:35:23 UTC 2011

Does anyone have VirtualBox successfully running with OpenIndiana 151a?

The note below is a note I had sent to the VirtualBox mailing list.  Members there helped me troubleshoot this issue for about a
week before I decided the issue is probably more related to OpenIndiana than VirtualBox.

What I mean by this, is that in addition to the clean OpenIndiana b151a/clean VirtualBox install described below, I have another,
similar system that is/had been running OpenIndiana b148 for some time.  VirtualBox ran great under b148.

Upon upgrading this system from b148 to b151a, I am no longer to run VirtualBox, and errors are identical to the system below.

TIA for any comments.


I am attempting to use VirtualBox 4.1.2 on a fresh install of OpenIndiana 151a.

The installation is clean and completes with a successful message.

I have done a couple reboots of the system, although that is not normally necessary.

Hardware is a stock Sun Ultra 20m2 with 8 Gb ram.  There are no other applications running that I have started.

Error occurs when attempting to execute.  Error as follows:


title bar - VirtualBox - Critical Error

Failed to create the VirtualBox COM object.
The application will now terminate.

Callee RC:  NS_ERROR_ABORT (0x80004004)


I took a look at the Solaris host area of the Virtualbox forums, with no luck there.

A Yahoo search of the issue turns up with (2) possible solutions:

1) Just deleted "compreg.dat" and "xpti.dat" files from ~/.VirtualBox and restart GUI

2) make sure that VirtualBox.xml exist.  It does.

Neither of these have worked for me.

TIA for any comments.


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