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vboxclient the virtualbox kernel service is not running

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:52 pm
by catfish12
hi i keep getting this message while booting up after latest update vboxclient the virtualbox kernel service is not running never had it before anything to worry about any way to stop it
also if i use time shift back to restore it goes so it from the the update any advice would be great

Re: vboxclient the virtualbox kernel service is not running

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:58 pm
by Habitual
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sudo grep -i virtualbox /var/log/boot.log
please.

Re: vboxclient the virtualbox kernel service is not running

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 3:30 pm
by catfish12
Hi Habitual thanks for quick reply
sudo grep -i virtualbox /var/log/boot.log

gives me out put in terminal

VirtualBox Additions disabled, not in a Virtual Machine

thanks :)

Re: vboxclient the virtualbox kernel service is not running

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 3:39 pm
by Flemur
booting up after latest update
New kernel? Reinstall virtualbox-dkms, possibly virtualbox too.

Re: vboxclient the virtualbox kernel service is not running

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 4:08 pm
by catfish12
no new kernels just regular updates 1 2 3 i have change nothing strange this one top right of screen screen shot attached

removed virtualbox-dkms no luck

Re: vboxclient the virtualbox kernel service is not running

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 4:35 pm
by norm.h
I am having the same issue.
Is there away to remove the recent updates?

Re: vboxclient the virtualbox kernel service is not running

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 4:39 pm
by catfish12
i not alone thought i was going cazy :roll: :D

Re: vboxclient the virtualbox kernel service is not running

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 4:48 pm
by norm.h
I thought I had found the answer, but sadly not.

I looked in Update Manager history and found 3 VM files.
I then did a search in Synaptic for VM, and found the same files, as one would expect.
As they were the only VM files I removed them, did a restart [not a cold reboot] but the message still appears.

Weird or what?

Re: vboxclient the virtualbox kernel service is not running

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 6:18 pm
by Flemur
removed virtualbox-dkms no luck
Don't remove it, reinstall it. It's the kernel service that's not running (or, at least it enables that service).

Edit: try in terminal:

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virtualbox

Re: vboxclient the virtualbox kernel service is not running

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 6:55 pm
by Paladin2019
Same problem here.

Re: vboxclient the virtualbox kernel service is not running

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:17 pm
by karlchen
Same popup notification here on Mint 17.2 xfce 32-bit.
The popup notification appeared right after logging into the GUI after the following updates had been installed and the system rebooted:

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Commit Log for Wed Nov 25 23:39:43 2015
Die folgenden Pakete wurden aktualisiert:
virtualbox-guest-dkms (4.3.18-dfsg-1~ubuntu1~trusty1) to 4.3.34-dfsg-1+deb8u1ubuntu1.14.04.1
virtualbox-guest-utils (4.3.18-dfsg-1~ubuntu1~trusty1) to 4.3.34-dfsg-1+deb8u1ubuntu1.14.04.1
virtualbox-guest-x11 (4.3.18-dfsg-1~ubuntu1~trusty1) to 4.3.34-dfsg-1+deb8u1ubuntu1.14.04.1
As this Mint 17.2 is not running inside a virtual machine, I am not sure whether the popup notification indicates a real problem or merely confirms that the virtualbox is not needed.

<Added 29-Nov-2015>

You might like to jump forward directly to
  • the explanation what has changed in virtualbox-guest-x11 that causes the popup notification, which is really just informational and which does not point to any malfunction, > here <.
  • krow7's step by step instruction on how to workaround / solve the problem of the irritating popup notification, > here <.
or simply read on through all of the posts ...
</Added 29-Nov-2015>

Re: vboxclient the virtualbox kernel service is not running

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:50 pm
by WharfRat
I'm getting the message too. Also this http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=210040

Re: vboxclient the virtualbox kernel service is not running

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:08 pm
by Fred Barclay
Same here on VBox 5.0.10. :(

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fred@aussie! ~ $ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: aussie! Kernel: 3.16.0-4-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 4.8.4) Desktop: Cinnamon 2.8.4 (Gtk 3.14.5+4) 
           Distro: LinuxMint 2 betsy 
Machine:   System: Gateway product: T-1625 v: 90.02
           Mobo: GATEWAY model: N/A v: Rev1.90.02 Bios: Gateway v: 90.02 date: 08/02/2007
CPU:       Dual core AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile TL-60 (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 svm) bmips: 6399 
           Clock Speeds: 1: 1600 MHz 2: 1600 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RS690M [Radeon Xpress 1200/1250/1270] bus-ID: 01:05.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.16.4 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1280x800@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on ATI RS690 GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 10.3.2 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RS690 HDMI Audio [Radeon Xpress 1200 Series] 
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:05.2 
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2 
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k3.16.0-4-amd64
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: a000 bus-ID: 08:00.0
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8187B Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps Network Adapter usb-ID: 001-003
           IF: N/A state: N/A mac: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 314.4GB (29.1% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: Hitachi_HTS54252 size: 250.1GB
           ID-2: USB /dev/sdc model: USB_2.0_FD size: 64.4GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 133G used: 34G (27%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 5.24GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 55.0C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A 
Info:      Processes: 176 Uptime: 8:14 Memory: 1436.4/2574.8MB Init: systemd Gcc sys: 4.9.2 
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.301) inxi: 2.1.28 

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fred@aussie! ~ $ sudo grep -i virtualbox /var/log/boot.log
[sudo] password for fred: 
         Starting LSB: VirtualBox Linux X11 Additions...
[  OK  ] Started LSB: VirtualBox Linux X11 Additions.
         Starting LSB: VirtualBox Linux Additions...
         Starting LSB: VirtualBox Linux kernel module...
[  OK  ] Started LSB: VirtualBox Linux Additions.
[  OK  ] Started LSB: VirtualBox Linux kernel module.
         Starting LSB: VirtualBox web service API...
         Starting LSB: VirtualBox autostart service...
         Starting LSB: VirtualBox watchdog daemon...
[  OK  ] Started LSB: VirtualBox web service API.
[  OK  ] Started LSB: VirtualBox autostart service.
[  OK  ] Started LSB: VirtualBox watchdog daemon.

Re: vboxclient the virtualbox kernel service is not running

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:23 pm
by WharfRat
I just purged virtualbox-guest-x11 virtualbox-guest-utils virtualbox-guest-dkms and that solved the pop-up message.

Do this only if you're running mint natively i.e., not in a virtual box.

Re: vboxclient the virtualbox kernel service is not running

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:49 pm
by Fred Barclay
WharfRat wrote:I just purged virtualbox-guest-x11 virtualbox-guest-utils virtualbox-guest-dkms and that solved the pop-up message.

Do this only if you're running mint natively i.e., not in a virtual box.
Did you reinstall afterwards or just purge?

Re: vboxclient the virtualbox kernel service is not running

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:05 pm
by WharfRat
Just purge them.

Those apps are meant to be run inside a virtual machine so they are not needed if you're running natively :wink:

Whatever these guys did with vbox and vbox guest appears to have broken things.

My win7 vm crashed upon starting immediately following the upgrade. I purged the latest, installed the older version and placed vbox on hold for now so it's back to normal.

Re: vboxclient the virtualbox kernel service is not running

Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 3:20 am
by catfish12
Excellent wharfrat i just purged virtualbox-guest-x11 virtualbox-guest-utils virtualbox-guest-dkms

all working good now thanks very much :D :wink:

Re: vboxclient the virtualbox kernel service is not running

Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 5:53 am
by krow7
WharfRat wrote:Just purge them.
Those apps are meant to be run inside a virtual machine so they are not needed if you're running natively :wink:
This solution also worked worked for me. And my vm's are running as usual. Thanks!
The command to uninstall see the command here - http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 0#p1096534

I always wondered if I need these packages installed to run Virtualbox and was misinformed here - http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 2#p1040372 that these packages should not be removed....
Anyway, thanks again WharfRat!

Re: vboxclient the virtualbox kernel service is not running

Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 6:06 am
by Cosmo.
The strange thing for me in the above reports is the fact, that I do not get the updates for the 3 virtualbox-guest-* packages. I have exactly the version installed, that are shown in the codebox by karlchen as old (4.3.18). Even after doing a refresh I do not get offered an update, in synaptic this version gets shown as installed and as the newest available. I wonder why?

Maybe - the only assumption which comes at now to my mind - the source of the installed VB makes the difference. I take VB (at now 4.3.34) always and only from the downloaded packages from the VB download site.

Interestingly: If I look at the version tab for the properties of the 3 packages in synaptic, 4.3.34 (and 4.3.10) get listed, besides 4.3.18. And no, I do not (and never) have made a setting to force any specific version, so we can exclude this possibility.
But possibly another solution for the affected systems could be to force the version 4.3.18 instead removing the packages. Just a guess, as I obviously cannot test it.

Another idea: Are in the affected any level 5 (kernel-related) updates applied in the past? Here not. Installed is on the host kernel 3.13.0-37.

virtualbox kernel not running service exiting

Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:19 am
by DarinB
Hi

I booted up this morning and got this message on my screen after the login before the desktop booted up.

virtualbox kernel not running service exiting

how do I get rid of this? Message

I looked in synaptic and have virtualbox guest added i didn't add this. I don't know what to do. Should I delete that app or will it kill my pc?