[Solved] Mint 18.3 Kde freezes on starting virtual machine

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Mithrandir
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[Solved] Mint 18.3 Kde freezes on starting virtual machine

Post by Mithrandir » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:09 am

Hi, I'm using the 4.13.0-26 kernel with 64bit after last update.
VIrtualbox program start without errors, but if I start any virtual machine the system freezes immediatly and I can't read the logs because the freeze.
If I start my system with the 4.10 kernel virtualbox works fine. Kernel's headers are installed.
What can I do? Can I only delete the new kernel or can I solve in other way?
Thanks for help

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$ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: debian Kernel: 4.10.0-42-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.8.8 (Qt 5.6.1)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   System: ASUSTeK (portable) product: UX303UB v: 1.0
           Mobo: ASUSTeK model: UX303UB v: 1.0 Bios: American Megatrends v: UX303UB.202 date: 08/27/2015
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i7-6500U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 10368
           clock speeds: max: 3100 MHz 1: 799 MHz 2: 799 MHz 3: 799 MHz 4: 799 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel Sky Lake Integrated Graphics bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Card-2: NVIDIA GM108M [GeForce 940M] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 driver: intel Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 520 (Skylake GT2)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.2.4 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-42-generic
Network:   Card: Intel Wireless 7265 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 256.1GB (77.6% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: HFS256G32MND size: 256.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 44G used: 21G (49%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: /home size: 184G used: 158G (91%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 8.00GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 35.5C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
Info:      Processes: 213 Uptime: 1 min Memory: 1040.2/7880.8MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35 
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Re: Mint 18.3 Kde freezes on starting virtual machine

Post by Cosmo. » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:23 am

The crucial question is: Which version of VB do you use? I guess you have 5.0.4 from the repositories. If so remove it (the VMs get preserved) and download the latest version of 5.1 (preferably for stability) or 5.2. 5.0.4 is since long outdated.

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Re: Mint 18.3 Kde freezes on starting virtual machine

Post by Mithrandir » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:50 am

Yep, I use the 5.0.40_Ubuntu r115130 version from repository...
So could I remove this version of virtualbox and install a new version without problems with the VMs?
Thank for your attention
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Re: Mint 18.3 Kde freezes on starting virtual machine

Post by Cosmo. » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:43 am

Yes, you have to remove this version at first and you can do this without affecting the existing VMs. Do a reboot after removing the old VB nd before you install the new version.

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Re: Mint 18.3 Kde freezes on starting virtual machine

Post by Mithrandir » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:44 am

Thank you, I use the 5.2.4 version now, it works!
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Re: [Solved] Mint 18.3 Kde freezes on starting virtual machine

Post by luc2 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:12 pm

Same problem on Mint 18.3 MATE.

VirtualBox 5.2.4 works.

Thanks, Cosmo.

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Re: [Solved] Mint 18.3 Kde freezes on starting virtual machine

Post by Rearden » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:53 pm

Im also having a problem with virtual box locking up my machine. I uninstalled it and downloaded the newest version here. https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads
Im not sure why but when i open the downloaded file the "install package" button is greyed out and I cant install it. Im not sure what else to do.

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Re: [Solved] Mint 18.3 Kde freezes on starting virtual machine

Post by Mithrandir » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:36 am

Rearden wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:53 pm
Im also having a problem with virtual box locking up my machine. I uninstalled it and downloaded the newest version here. https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads
Im not sure why but when i open the downloaded file the "install package" button is greyed out and I cant install it. Im not sure what else to do.
If you are using Linux Mint 18.3 64bit you should download this package: https://download.virtualbox.org/virtual ... _amd64.deb
What package have you downloaded? What program are you using to install the packages and is there some message in its window beyond the fact that the install button is not active?
Have you removed the previous version of virtualbox and have you rebooted the system before trying the new installation?
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Re: [Solved] Mint 18.3 Kde freezes on starting virtual machine

Post by Cosmo. » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:20 am

You have either downloaded the wrong version or the wrong architecture (32 - 64 bit).

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Re: [Solved] Mint 18.3 Kde freezes on starting virtual machine

Post by Rearden » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:45 am

Mithrandir wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:36 am
Rearden wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:53 pm
Im also having a problem with virtual box locking up my machine. I uninstalled it and downloaded the newest version here. https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads
Im not sure why but when i open the downloaded file the "install package" button is greyed out and I cant install it. Im not sure what else to do.
If you are using Linux Mint 18.3 64bit you should download this package: https://download.virtualbox.org/virtual ... _amd64.deb
What package have you downloaded? What program are you using to install the packages and is there some message in its window beyond the fact that the install button is not active?
Have you removed the previous version of virtualbox and have you rebooted the system before trying the new installation?
Thank you. I downloaded form the link you provided and it installed easily.
Ill see if it still locks up my machine after work.

Thanks again.

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Re: [Solved] Mint 18.3 Kde freezes on starting virtual machine

Post by Royi » Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:39 pm

How come the repositories aren't updated to a version which works since this isn't since the MeltDown & Spectre updates?

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Re: [Solved] Mint 18.3 Kde freezes on starting virtual machine

Post by Cosmo. » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:51 pm

Same question - same answer: viewtopic.php?p=1441070#p1441070

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Re: [Solved] Mint 18.3 Kde freezes on starting virtual machine

Post by fridgefreezer » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:48 am

Mithrandir wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:36 am
Rearden wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:53 pm
Im also having a problem with virtual box locking up my machine. I uninstalled it and downloaded the newest version here. https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads
Im not sure why but when i open the downloaded file the "install package" button is greyed out and I cant install it. Im not sure what else to do.
If you are using Linux Mint 18.3 64bit you should download this package: https://download.virtualbox.org/virtual ... _amd64.deb
What package have you downloaded? What program are you using to install the packages and is there some message in its window beyond the fact that the install button is not active?
Have you removed the previous version of virtualbox and have you rebooted the system before trying the new installation?
Just wanted to say thanks to Mithrandir - this solved my problem on a fresh install of 18.3 - and that downloading the LATEST package from Virtualbox.org (virtualbox-5.2_5.2.8-121009~Ubuntu~bionic_amd64.deb) failed horribly!

I find it frustrating that using the normal software manager and/or upgrading the OS to 18 leads to major failures like this with very little explanation.
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Re: [Solved] Mint 18.3 Kde freezes on starting virtual machine

Post by Mithrandir » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:11 am

fridgefreezer wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:48 am
Mithrandir wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:36 am
If you are using Linux Mint 18.3 64bit you should download this package: https://download.virtualbox.org/virtual ... _amd64.deb
What package have you downloaded? What program are you using to install the packages and is there some message in its window beyond the fact that the install button is not active?
Have you removed the previous version of virtualbox and have you rebooted the system before trying the new installation?
Just wanted to say thanks to Mithrandir - this solved my problem on a fresh install of 18.3 - and that downloading the LATEST package from Virtualbox.org (virtualbox-5.2_5.2.8-121009~Ubuntu~bionic_amd64.deb) failed horribly!

I find it frustrating that using the normal software manager and/or upgrading the OS to 18 leads to major failures like this with very little explanation.
Linux Mint is a great gnu/linux system. It has his limits, but I believe that it's one of the most stable distributions, at least for the newest laptops and ultrabooks and for linux newbies. Nevertheless sometimes we find some problem, as in any operational system, but people in this forum can fix almost all difficulties.
I'm happy that my solution helped you too. Thanks also to cosmo, that indicated the path =)
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