Keep getting Virtual Box cannot be opened because of a problem

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ivebeenhacked
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Joined: 20. May 2024, 20:53

Keep getting Virtual Box cannot be opened because of a problem

Post by ivebeenhacked »

Hi,

Newbie here, trying to install Virtual Box on my MacBook Pro running on macOS Sierra 10.12.6 (16G2136) with a 2.6 GHz Intel Core i5 processor.

While the .dmg file installed the app successfully, I keep getting the below error when trying to open the app

Exception Type: EXC_CRASH (SIGABRT)
Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000
Exception Note: EXC_CORPSE_NOTIFY

Termination Reason: DYLD, [0x4] Symbol missing

Application Specific Information:
dyld: launch, loading dependent libraries

Dyld Error Message:
Symbol not found: _OBJC_CLASS_$_MTLCaptureManager
Referenced from: /Applications/VirtualBox.app/Contents/MacOS/../Frameworks/QtGuiVBox.framework/Versions/5/QtGuiVBox (which was built for Mac OS X 10.13)
Expected in: /System/Library/Frameworks/Metal.framework/Versions/A/Metal
in /Applications/VirtualBox.app/Contents/MacOS/../Frameworks/QtGuiVBox.framework/Versions/5/QtGuiVBox

Not sure how to fix this. Can someone help
klaus
Oracle Corporation
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Joined: 10. May 2007, 14:57

Re: Keep getting Virtual Box cannot be opened because of a problem

Post by klaus »

Which VirtualBox version are you trying to install? Support for macOS Sierra is officially gone for a long time... 6.0.x officially was the last release series which ran on it (not updated any more for almost 2 years). 6.1.x already bumped the minimum macOS version to High Sierra and 7.0.x to Catalina (and the eventually coming 7.1.x will need at least Big Sur or so, not yet finalized).
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