troubleshooting Question

Installed VirtualBox from Commandline but Won't Run GUI from Desktop

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Hello,

I'm rather new to Linux and I need a little help.  I'm running Fedora 14.

I installed VirtualBox from the Terminal Command Line.  It seems to work fine from there.  For instance, the following commands work great (so I think it's installed):
[root@localhost opt]# vboxmanage -version
4.2.6r82870
[root@localhost VirtualBox]# sh VBoxSysInfo.sh
Distribution: Fedora | Version: 14 | Kernel: Linux version 2.6.35.14-106.fc14.i686 (gcc version 4.5.1 20100924 (Red Hat 4.5.1-4) (GCC) ) #1 SMP Wed Nov 23 13:57:33 UTC 2011
Problem is that I'd like to use the standard desktop GUI but it doesn't do anything.  So, when I go to Applications --> System Tools --> Oracle VM Virtualbox nothing happens!  No error, no program, no nothing.

I'm assuming some files permissions are wrong, but I'm not sure where to start.  Could you help me solve this problem and get the VirtualBox GUI running from my desktop?

Thanks,
Jason
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