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  1. #1

    Default Unable to install Oracle Virtualbox

    Added the repo and installed Virtualbox.

    Added user as vboxusers group

    Added the following packages according to the error log
    - make gcc kernel-source dkms

    Finally /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup reports an error
    Stopping VirtualBox kernel modules done
    Uninstalling old VirtualBox DKMS kernel modules done
    Trying to register the VirtualBox kernel modules using DKMS done
    Starting VirtualBox kernel modules failed
    (modprobe vboxnetflt failed. Please use 'dmesg' to find out why)
    and dmesg reports something that I do not understand and needed help

    ....
    [ 862.268524] vboxdrv: Found 4 processor cores.
    [ 862.268752] VBoxDrv: dbg - g_abExecMemory=ffffffffa0fc8da0
    [ 862.268821] vboxdrv: fAsync=0 offMin=0xe1 offMax=0x9810
    [ 862.269179] vboxdrv: TSC mode is 'synchronous', kernel timer mode is 'normal'.
    [ 862.269181] vboxdrv: Successfully loaded version 4.0.4 (interface 0x00160000).
    [ 862.476073] vboxguest: exports duplicate symbol RTMemFreeEx (owned by vboxdrv)
    [ 1015.856173] vboxdrv: Found 4 processor cores.
    [ 1015.856400] VBoxDrv: dbg - g_abExecMemory=ffffffffa1189da0
    [ 1015.856439] vboxdrv: fAsync=0 offMin=0xe1 offMax=0x1803
    [ 1015.856496] vboxdrv: TSC mode is 'synchronous', kernel timer mode is 'normal'.
    [ 1015.856498] vboxdrv: Successfully loaded version 4.0.4 (interface 0x00160000).
    [ 1016.072217] vboxguest: exports duplicate symbol RTMemFreeEx (owned by vboxdrv)
    [ 1351.788007] vboxdrv: Found 4 processor cores.
    [ 1351.788095] VBoxDrv: dbg - g_abExecMemory=ffffffffa134ada0
    [ 1351.788146] vboxdrv: fAsync=0 offMin=0xbc offMax=0x2577
    [ 1351.788203] vboxdrv: TSC mode is 'synchronous', kernel timer mode is 'normal'.
    [ 1351.788205] vboxdrv: Successfully loaded version 4.0.4 (interface 0x00160000).
    [ 1351.997107] vboxguest: exports duplicate symbol RTMemFreeEx (owned by vboxdrv)
    Anyone knows what should be done?

  2. #2

    Default Re: Unable to install Oracle Virtualbox

    Hi there,

    dkms is not essential, you should be able to remove dkms and build the VBox kernel module without it. (It just makes it so it builds a new one automatically when you update the kernel.)

    Otherwise, make sure that any earlier version of VirtualBox, all packages, are removed. (Did you previously have virtualbox-ose installed from the Suse repos and now you are trying to install using the Oracle Virtual Box repo, etc.?)

    Lews Therin

  3. #3

    Default Re: Unable to install Oracle Virtualbox

    Quote Originally Posted by LewsTherinTelemon View Post
    Hi there,

    dkms is not essential, you should be able to remove dkms and build the VBox kernel module without it. (It just makes it so it builds a new one automatically when you update the kernel.)
    You mean using the command /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup

    Otherwise, make sure that any earlier version of VirtualBox, all packages, are removed. (Did you previously have virtualbox-ose installed from the Suse repos and now you are trying to install using the Oracle Virtual Box repo, etc.?)

    Lews Therin
    You are correct, I've install the virtualbox default in opensuse and do not prefer it. However, I did remove all the packages .. I think ...

  4. #4

    Default Re: Unable to install Oracle Virtualbox

    Hi there,

    Let's see what you have exactly:

    # rpm -qa | grep VirtualBox
    VirtualBox-4.0-4.0.0_69151_openSUSE111-1.x86_64
    # rpm -qa | grep dkms

    You might try to just remove anything you find from the above results, and then just download the VirtualBox .rpm directly from the Oracle site (or add the Oracle repo) and install it that way.

    (I susepect that when you run /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup it is trying to build the dkms modules and this is where it is going off the rails. Personally, I don't use dkms and just build the VBox modules manually whenever I update a kernel.)

    Lews Therin

  5. #5

    Default Re: Unable to install Oracle Virtualbox

    Hello LewsTherinTelemon,

    thanks for the info.

    after much googling, found the solution in one of the blogs, hope is useful to future users who come across the same problem
    insmod /lib/modules/2.6.31-20-generic/updates/vboxnetflt.ko
    execute the command and VirtualBox will be usable.

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