If you’ve installed CentOS 5.x using Oracle (Sun) VirtualBox then you’ll have probably had fun getting the guest additions to work. After doing this a few times, each time forgetting which commands I need I’m going to blog it if for nothing but refence!

sudo yum -y install gcc kernel-devel kernel-headers

After you’ve rebooted you should be good to go, again. If you don’t have the right kernel it will moan about OpenGL support, but, you don’t need it.