Ticket #7536 (closed defect: fixed)
kernel driver not installed -> issue with DKMS and VirtualBox 5.0.x and earlier only, please see comment 32 before re-opening
|Reported by:||matteosistisette||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 3.2.8||Keywords:||vboxdrv, kernel module, recompile|
Description (last modified by michael) (diff)
Every once in a while (I suppose every time the kernel gets updated thruough ubuntu's automatic update manager), after I reboot my ubuntu host and try to open Virtual Box and start one of my virtual machines, I get the following error:
""" 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
as root. Users of Ubuntu, Fedora or Mandriva should install the DKMS package first. This package keeps track of Linux kernel changes and recompiles the vboxdrv kernel module if necessary. """
Then I run the abovementioned command and everything gets fixed, but it is ridiculous that I have to do so every time. Would you imagine if EVERY application I use required the same??
Needless to say, I HAVE dkms installed but this happens allthesame.
comment:10 Changed 5 years ago by frank
- Status changed from new to closed
- Resolution set to worksforme
comment:11 Changed 4 years ago by matteosistisette
- Status changed from closed to reopened
- Resolution worksforme deleted
comment:34 Changed 4 months ago by michael
- Status changed from reopened to closed
- Resolution set to fixed
- Summary changed from kernel driver not installed to kernel driver not installed -> DKMS issue, please see comment 32 before re-opening