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VirtualBox - Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

asked 2013-08-02 04:43:45 -0500

b0ris gravatar image

After my latest update I have kernel 3.10.4-300.fc19.x86_64. If I do a search for the corresponding kmod-VirtualBox-* package I find that the newest is kmod-VirtualBox-3.10.3-300.fc19.x86_64.x86_64.

Is it anything I can do to run VirtualBox on the newest kernel?

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# uname -r
# yum search kmod-VirtualBox-3.10
Loaded plugins: langpacks, refresh-packagekit
====================== N/S matched: kmod-VirtualBox-3.10 =======================
kmod-VirtualBox-3.10.3-300.fc19.x86_64.x86_64 : VirtualBox kernel module(s) for
                                              : 3.10.3-300.fc19.x86_64
b0ris gravatar imageb0ris ( 2013-08-02 04:59:52 -0500 )edit

Does someone really need to make a new kmod-VirtualBox-* for every new kernel? Can't this be avoided, for me, it seems very unnecessary time consuming for the developers.

b0ris gravatar imageb0ris ( 2013-08-02 19:06:46 -0500 )edit

You could always avoid using VirtualBox, and use kvm/libvirtd, which has kernel modules built into the mainline kernel, which will be included in every kernel release.

wquine gravatar imagewquine ( 2013-08-02 19:44:01 -0500 )edit

I positively check your answer, thanks for sharing.

davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2013-08-05 23:56:00 -0500 )edit

In general, RPMFusion also releases akmod packages where possible. These packages contain necessary information to build modules on your system after a kernel update. They pull in quite a few development tools as dependencies though, but are worth using if you get bitten by the missing kmod issue too often. You can even install both kmods and akmods. They play nice with each other in general.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2013-08-06 02:05:04 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-08-02 19:09:03 -0500

b0ris gravatar image


Use kernel 3.10.3-300.fc19.x86_64 until the corresponding kmod-VirtualBox-* package for the new kernel is available.

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answered 2013-08-05 22:07:43 -0500

yanglifu90 gravatar image

updated 2013-08-05 22:08:31 -0500

kmod-VirtualBox-3.10.4-300.fc19.x86_64.x86_64 is available now. Please be patient.

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answered 2013-08-06 04:37:54 -0500

pnadk gravatar image

You could run the command

/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup

to rebuild the module for a new kernel.

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