#21358 closed defect (worksforme)

OpenIndiana VirtualBox guest kernel module failed to attach

Reported by: hostscape Owned by:
Component: host support Version: VirtualBox-7.0.4
Keywords: kernel Cc:
Guest type: Windows Host type: Solaris

Description (last modified by paulson)

I've tried to install the Guest Additions for OpenIndiana Hipster 2002.10 under a Windows 11 Host / VirtualBox 7.04 and get:

# pkgadd -G -d ./VBoxSolarisAdditions.pkg

Installing Oracle VM VirtualBox Guest Additions as <SUNWvboxguest>
Uncompressing files...
Configuring VirtualBox guest kernel module...
("pci80ee,cafe") already in use as a driver or alias.
VirtualBox guest kernel module failed to attach.
Driver (vboxms) is already installed.
VirtualBox pointer integration module failed to attach.
devfsadm: driver failed to attach: vboxguest
Creating links...
As of X Org Server 1.19, the VirtualBox graphics driver (vboxvideo) is part
of Solaris. Please install it from the package repository if necessary.
Configuring client...
Installing 64-bit shared folders module...
Installing 32-bit shared folders module...
devfsadm: driver failed to attach: vboxguest
Configuring services (this might take a while)...
Enabling services...
svcadm Instance "svc...vboxservice default" is in maintenance state.
svcadm Instance "svc...vboxmslnk default" is in maintenance state.
Updating boot archive...
Please re-login to activate the X11 guest additions.
If you have just un-installed the previous guest additions a REBOOT is required.
Installation of <SUNWvboxguest> was successful.

The installation of the Guest Additions for an Oracle Solaris 11.3 on the same machine / VBox version works fine.

Change History (1)

comment:1 by paulson, 11 months ago

Description: modified (diff)
Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed

This issue is described in the following thread on the openindiana-discuss@… mailing list:

VirtualBox Client Extensions Broken

OpenIndiana / Illumos changed the names of some kernel thread-related routines which VirtualBox references as described here:

The resolution is also described in the above issue as being located at:

which made it into the OpenIndiana VirtualBox Guest Additions package:


So the fix for your issue is to install the VirtualBox Guest Additions from the OpenIndiana pkg repo rather than the downloaded version from

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