Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

asked 2016-08-21 01:56:33 -0500

Arantik gravatar image

Hi, I have installed VirtualBox by "dnf install VirtualBox" command, and when I run VirtualBox in terminal, this error message shows:

"WARNING: The vboxdrv kernel module is not loaded. Either there is no module available for the current kernel (4.6.6-300.fc24.x86_64) or it failed to load. Please recompile the kernel module and install it by

       sudo /sbin/rcvboxdrv setup

     You will not be able to start VMs until this problem is fixed.

No protocol specified Qt WARNING: VirtualBox: cannot connect to X server :0"

When I run "sudo /sbin/rcvboxdrv setup" it says: command not found I am new in linux. anyone can help me please?

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VirtualBox is not Free Software, therefore it is not included on Fedora, will recommend you to use kvm and Virt-manager or Boxes. Since VirtualBox is not supported by Fedora, Oracle is the one who have to provide Kernel Modules and Fedora upgrade kernel to fast for Oracle to Keep up. So you need to install and use kmod-virtualbox so it will build the kernel module at boot when a new kernel is installed. Or you can use the kernel version that used to work.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2016-08-21 12:08:05 -0500 )edit

Thank you very much. Anyway, I solve this problem by removing VirtualBox and download last version from Oracle website. It works very well now...

Arantik gravatar imageArantik ( 2016-08-21 23:13:12 -0500 )edit