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Virtualbox modules are not loaded

asked 2016-07-24 12:01:43 -0500

Giordano gravatar image


I installed Virtualbox from RPMFusion. I installed akmod as well.

Whenever I try to start a VM though, I get an error message. To get rid of it I must manually load the modules with modprobe.

How can I get Fedora to automatically load the modules? In Fedora 23 I was not experiencing such strange behaviour.

Thanks in advance :)

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answered 2016-07-26 10:57:12 -0500

sergiomb gravatar image

updated 2016-07-26 11:01:42 -0500

did you did what is write in error message ? i.e.

dnf install kernel-devel-$(uname -r) akmod-VirtualBox

you my also run , is more stronger:


ah and should have same bug as , seems SELinux blocks that , I hadn't time to look at SELinux problems , since I always disable SELinux , on my systems .

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Thanks for the response, I think the problem is indeed SELinux in my case as well.

Giordano gravatar imageGiordano ( 2016-07-28 08:07:25 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-07-25 20:21:25 -0500

itamarjp gravatar image

don't use Virtualbox, in fedora we have libvirt + virt-manager + kvm

$sudo 'yum -y install libvirt + virt-manager + kvm'

$sudo 'service libvirtd start'

$sudo 'chkconfig libvirtd on'


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How does it compare to Gnome Boxes?

Giordano gravatar imageGiordano ( 2016-07-28 08:17:12 -0500 )edit

gnome-boxes appear to be a client of libvirt, does the same as virt-manager.

itamarjp gravatar imageitamarjp ( 2016-07-28 13:40:10 -0500 )edit

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