VirtualBox Error: Kernel driver not installed. Please help!

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Hi Experts!

Ever since I have upgraded to the core 3 of Linux, my VirtualBox is not opening and showing this error.

To make it work, I have to execute the command “sudo modprobe vboxdrv” which was suggested on a forum somewhere.

Is there a way wherein I wouldn’t be doing this command every time I boot?

 

VirtualBox – Error In supLibOsinit

Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not loaded, or there is a permission problem with /dev/vboxdrv. Please reinstall the kernel module by executing

‘/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup’

As root. If it is available in your distribution, you should install the DKMS package first. This package keeps track of Linux kernel changes and recompiles the vboxdrv kernel module if necessary.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #160537

VirtualBox Error: Kernel driver not installed. Please help!

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Hello Dorothy,

Sometimes,  Oracle who owns Virtual box, may be a bit  late to prepare fixes for the new kernels, so in the event that the machine is working you will  just need to wait. 

In the event that is not the case, there is another solution to boot and choose the old kernel.

That will fix everything.

Regards,

Nicke

Answered By 0 points N/A #160538

VirtualBox Error: Kernel driver not installed. Please help!

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Hi,

It is advisable to re-install this kind of kernel component since required within the neglect to purpose effectively belief.

sudo /etc/init. d/vboxdrv create

Be sure to integrate dkms installed and you will not really discover this kind of issue anymore just after kernel up-date.

Sudo apt-get create dkms.

It will help you.

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VirtualBox Error: Kernel driver not installed. Please help!

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Dear user,
I have done a research for you via Google and have found some solution for you. You should try to install the package "kernel-syms". After the installation, the "/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup" will work correctly. If you are using openSUSE 11.2 "Emerald" and kernel:
suse:/home/alessandro/# uname -a
Linux suse 2.6.31.8-0.1-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT 2009-12-15 23:55:40 +0100 i686 i386 GNU/Linux, then it will work on that too.
Hope this will help you.
Thank you.

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