[SOLVED] VirtualBox ERROR: /dev/vboxdrv not present

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cwmoser
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[SOLVED] VirtualBox ERROR: /dev/vboxdrv not present

Post by cwmoser » Wed May 16, 2018 9:01 am

VirtualBox now fails, was working, probably some Linux Mint update.
Just a few weeks ago I had failure with VMWare, now VirtualBox.
Finally got VMWare working, but now need a solution for VirtualBox.
Wondering if the Mint updates are fubaring these apps.


THIS IS THE ERROR I GET:
Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)
The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv)
is either not loaded or there is a permission
problem with /dev/vboxdrv. Please reinstall
virtualbox-dkms package and load the kernel
module by executing

'modprobe vboxdrv'
as root.

where: suplibOsInit what: 3
VERR_VM_DRIVER_NOT_INSTALLED (-1908)
- The support driver is not installed. On linux,
open returned ENOENT.
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Re: VirtualBox ERROR: /dev/vboxdrv not present

Post by Flemur » Wed May 16, 2018 9:13 am

cwmoser wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 9:01 am
THIS IS THE ERROR I GET:
Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)
... Please reinstall
virtualbox-dkms package and load the kernel
module by executing

'modprobe vboxdrv'
as root.
What happens when you reinstall the virtualbox-dkms package and load the kernel module by executing '[sudo] modprobe vboxdrv'?
Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] if/when it is solved!
Your data and OS are backed up....right?
Mint 18.3 Xfce/fluxbox/pulse-less
Xubuntu 17.10/fluxbox/pulse-less

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Re: VirtualBox ERROR: /dev/vboxdrv not present

Post by cwmoser » Wed May 16, 2018 9:37 am

Thanks much.
Your suggestion got VirtualBox working for me.

I did this:
sudo apt-get remove virtualbox-dkms
sudo apt-get install virtualbox-dkms
sudo modprobe vboxdrv

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Re: [SOLVED] VirtualBox ERROR: /dev/vboxdrv not present

Post by Flemur » Wed May 16, 2018 10:15 am

Often the error message(s) contain the solution!
Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] if/when it is solved!
Your data and OS are backed up....right?
Mint 18.3 Xfce/fluxbox/pulse-less
Xubuntu 17.10/fluxbox/pulse-less

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