[vbox-dev] Building/using VirtualBox modules on Tails

Austin English austinenglish at gmail.com
Wed Jan 20 01:03:54 UTC 2016

On Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 1:38 AM, Austin English <austinenglish at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi there,
> I've tried to use the community support but gotten no useful replies,
> and this is more of a developer level question anyway..
> I'm trying to fix this issue in Tails:
> https://labs.riseup.net/code/issues/5606
> I've gotten the modules to build and install, and when I boot up the
> modified Tails, the vboxsvc and other modules are loaded. /dev/vboxdrv
> exists, and looking in /lib/modules shows the virtualbox modules are
> under the running kernel. Making a new vm and trying to start it,
> however, fails, saying that the modules aren't loaded (possible
> version mismatch). I don't get any extra logging on stdout/stderr to
> tell me what is missing / what it's looking for.
> What logs/options could I use to debug what's going on? Is there any
> documentation I missed for this?
> Thanks,
> -Austin



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