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Kernel 4.4.0-109 and virtualbox fails

Post by berni123 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:24 pm

Dist-Upgrading to new upstream kernel 4.4.0-109 on Mint 17.3 fails

1. Cinnamon enters software rendering

2. Virutal-Box dkms fails:

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run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/header_postinst.d/dkms 4.4.0-109-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.4.0-109-generic
Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 4.4.0-109-generic (x86_64)
Consult /var/lib/dkms/virtualbox/5.0.4/build/make.log for more information.

DKMS make.log for virtualbox-5.0.4 for kernel 4.4.0-109-generic (x86_64)
Fr 12. Jan 17:20:51 CET 2018
make: Verzeichnis »/usr/src/linux-headers-4.4.0-109-generic« wird betreten
  LD      /var/lib/dkms/virtualbox/5.0.4/build/built-in.o
  LD      /var/lib/dkms/virtualbox/5.0.4/build/vboxdrv/built-in.o
  CC [M]  /var/lib/dkms/virtualbox/5.0.4/build/vboxdrv/linux/SUPDrv-linux.o
/var/lib/dkms/virtualbox/5.0.4/build/vboxdrv/linux/SUPDrv-linux.c: In function ‘VBoxDrvLinuxUnload’:
/var/lib/dkms/virtualbox/5.0.4/build/vboxdrv/linux/SUPDrv-linux.c:488:8: error: void value not ignored as it ought to be
     rc = misc_deregister(&gMiscDeviceUsr);
/var/lib/dkms/virtualbox/5.0.4/build/vboxdrv/linux/SUPDrv-linux.c:493:8: error: void value not ignored as it ought to be
     rc = misc_deregister(&gMiscDeviceSys);
make[2]: *** [/var/lib/dkms/virtualbox/5.0.4/build/vboxdrv/linux/SUPDrv-linux.o] Fehler 1
make[1]: *** [/var/lib/dkms/virtualbox/5.0.4/build/vboxdrv] Fehler 2
make: *** [_module_/var/lib/dkms/virtualbox/5.0.4/build] Fehler 2
make: Verzeichnis »/usr/src/linux-headers-4.4.0-109-generic« wird verlassen
Upstream kernel 4.4.0-109 is still a bad choice.

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Re: Kernel 4.4.0-109 and virutalbox fails

Post by Cosmo. » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:31 pm

VB 5.0.4 has problems with Linux kernel 4.3 and above. Old trouble is, that this museum piece still gets offered in the official repository. The problems have been fixed by Oracle since a long time, so the solution is to uninstall VB 5.0.4, go to the VirtualBox website and download the latest variant of either 5.1.x (preferable for stability) or 5.0.2.

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Re: Kernel 4.4.0-109 and virutalbox fails

Post by AndyMH » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:27 pm

I upgraded the kernel today to and VB 5.0.40 (version in the repository) works fine with it. This version of VB will NOT work with kernel 4.13 - tried and failed, VB locks up. Also found that the later versions of VB 5.2.2+ would work with kernel (what I had before I started) but would NOT work properly in seamless mode. Haven't tried the later VBs with 4.13.

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