I had virtualbox with matched extension pack working last spring. Have updated the system over the summer. When I tried to start a vm this weekend virtualbox launched but it failed to start the vm.
I was able to use vboxmanage to delete the state of the vm, and then could start the VM. But the VM lacks the extension pack needed for USB support.
The current extension pack will not load in the way earlier versions did for me easily.
See for details virtual box forums 13 Oct " [ext pack 6.1.14 fails to install]"
Many views there but no solutions.
Is there some issue in the OS/desktop in the last few months that would cause these permissions/file not found errors?
Is it something I can fix, or is this back on Oracle? Meanwhile I may take some arbitrary old versions of virtualbox and try those to see if one might work, until it seems that will or will not work . It would be nice to use the current versions of the software.
The recent set of updates in Manjaro which included vbox going to 6.1.16-1 plus the repo extension pack virtualbox-ext-vnc 6.1.16-1 ( I did not try them separately) have fixed this. For anyone reading, be sure vbox is closed when you have the OS package manager install the extensions package.