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    Default Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

    Hi,
    trying to set up Virtualbox on openSUSE 13.2. When trying to start a new machine, it immediately fails with the a.m. error message.

    refra:/home/conny # rpm -qa |grep virtual
    virtualbox-qt-5.0.20-46.1.i586
    virtualbox-guest-kmp-desktop-5.0.20_k3.16.7_35-46.1.i586
    virtualbox-5.0.20-46.1.i586
    virtualbox-host-kmp-desktop-5.0.20_k3.16.7_35-46.1.i586
    python-virtualbox-5.0.20-46.1.i586
    -> Kernel modules should be installed

    When following the recommendation to rebuild kernel modules:
    refra:/home/conny # rcvboxdrv setup
    Recompiling VirtualBox kernel module, NOT. It has been packaged. done
    on the other hand,
    lsmod |grep vbox
    gives no result.
    User is in the group virtualbox
    Where's the problem, what to do?

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    Default Re: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

    Quote Originally Posted by DocB View Post
    Hi,
    trying to set up Virtualbox on openSUSE 13.2. When trying to start a new machine, it immediately fails with the a.m. error message.


    -> Kernel modules should be installed

    When following the recommendation to rebuild kernel modules:

    on the other hand,
    lsmod |grep vbox
    gives no result.
    User is in the group virtualbox
    Where's the problem, what to do?
    If you install Virtualbox from the openSUSE repos, there is no need to compile kernel modules on demand, the kernel is pre-compiled.

    Try that first instead of installing Virtualbox from the Oracle Virtualbox website.

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    Default Re: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

    Quote Originally Posted by tsu2 View Post
    If you install Virtualbox from the openSUSE repos, there is no need to compile kernel modules on demand, the kernel is pre-compiled.

    Try that first instead of installing Virtualbox from the Oracle Virtualbox website.
    Thats exactly what I did.....used the Virtualbox provided from openSUSE - Repos

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    Default AW: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

    Please post:
    Code:
    zypper se -si virtualbox vbox kernel
    Code:
    uname -a
    On the Host, you do not need the virtualbox-guest-kmp-desktop-5.0.20_k3.16.7_35-46.1.i586.

    On my Virtualbox:
    Code:
    zypper se -si virtualbox vbox kernel
    S | Name                    | Typ   | Version                | Arch   | Repository          
    --+-------------------------+-------+------------------------+--------+---------------------
    i | kernel-devel            | Paket | 3.16.7-35.1            | noarch | openSUSE-13.2-Update
    i | kernel-devel            | Paket | 3.16.7-21.1            | noarch | openSUSE-13.2-Update
    i | kernel-firmware         | Paket | 20141122git-5.1        | noarch | openSUSE-13.2-Update
    i | kernel-macros           | Paket | 3.16.7-35.1            | noarch | openSUSE-13.2-Update
    i | kernel-pae              | Paket | 3.16.7-35.1            | i686   | openSUSE-13.2-Update
    i | kernel-pae              | Paket | 3.16.7-21.1            | i686   | openSUSE-13.2-Update
    i | kernel-pae-devel        | Paket | 3.16.7-35.1            | i686   | openSUSE-13.2-Update
    i | kernel-pae-devel        | Paket | 3.16.7-21.1            | i686   | openSUSE-13.2-Update
    i | virtualbox              | Paket | 5.0.20-46.1            | i586   | openSUSE-13.2-Update
    i | virtualbox-host-kmp-pae | Paket | 5.0.20_k3.16.7_35-46.1 | i586   | openSUSE-13.2-Update
    i | virtualbox-qt           | Paket | 5.0.20-46.1            | i586   | openSUSE-13.2-Update
    Code:
    uname -a
    Linux linux-dg4s 3.16.7-35-pae #1 SMP Sun Feb 7 17:32:21 UTC 2016 (832c776) i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux

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    Default Re: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

    Indeed, the guest-driver is not required. Foe the rest it looks quite similar:
    Code:
    zypper se -si virtualbox vbox kernel
    
    S | Name                         | Typ   | Version                | Arch   | Repository          
    --+------------------------------+-------+------------------------+--------+---------------------
    i | kernel-desktop               | Paket | 3.16.7-35.1            | i686   | openSUSE-13.2-Update
    i | kernel-desktop               | Paket | 3.16.7-32.1            | i686   | openSUSE-13.2-Update
    i | kernel-firmware              | Paket | 20141122git-5.1        | noarch | openSUSE-13.2-Update
    i | python-virtualbox            | Paket | 5.0.20-46.1            | i586   | openSUSE-13.2-Update
    i | virtualbox                   | Paket | 5.0.20-46.1            | i586   | openSUSE-13.2-Update
    i | virtualbox-guest-kmp-desktop | Paket | 5.0.20_k3.16.7_35-46.1 | i586   | openSUSE-13.2-Update
    i | virtualbox-host-kmp-desktop  | Paket | 5.0.20_k3.16.7_35-46.1 | i586   | openSUSE-13.2-Update
    i | virtualbox-qt                | Paket | 5.0.20-46.1            | i586   | openSUSE-13.2-Update
    conny@refra:~> uname -a
    Linux refra 3.16.7-35-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun Feb 7 17:32:21 UTC 2016 (832c776) i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
    Removing the second version of kernel-desktop does not fix it.

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    Default AW: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

    As I said, remove the guest-kmp:
    Code:
    zypper rm virtualbox-guest-kmp-desktop
    It is not needed on the Host.

    And start Virtualbox from Konsole as User:
    Code:
    VirtualBox
    If it is not working, post all Output incl. the Start-Command.........

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    Default Re: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

    Every now and then, things resolve by themself.
    I did not change anything compared to before (guest-kmp was already deleted) but now it starts.
    Thanks anyway for your help!

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    Exclamation Re: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

    I was instructed to re-post this from Applications into this "Virtualizaion" forum by user tsu2.

    Mine is LEAP 42.1, not 13.2, but this thread looks similar enough so here you go.

    It seems the above case was solved by magic. I am not magical, so problem persists for me.


    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    VirtualBox 5.0.22 - Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)



    Today, trying to start VirtualBox results in the infamous error "Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)"

    Posts with this error are all over various forums, including here, but their solutions are old and no longer effective.

    What is the current solution to this error?

    Incomprehensible error arcana, as needed:

    Code:
    Result Code:
    NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)
    Component:
    MachineWrap
    Interface:
    IMachine {f30138d4-e5ea-4b3a-8858-a059de4c93fd}
    Code:
    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 the kernel module by executing
    
    '/sbin/rcvboxdrv setup'
    
    as root. If it is available in your distribution, you should install the DKMS package first. This package keeps track of Linux kernel changes and recompiles the vboxdrv kernel module if necessary.
    
    where: suplibOsInit what: 3 VERR_VM_DRIVER_NOT_INSTALLED (-1908) - The support driver is not installed. On linux, open returned ENOENT.
    The above instruction to run '/sbin/rcvboxdrv setup' is, of course, a dud. Attempting just 'rcvboxdrv setup' on it's own results in ...

    Code:
    VirtualBox kernel module, NOT. It has been packaged.     done
    ... and error remains.

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    Default Re: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

    As written above, please post the output of

    zypper se -si virtualbox vbox kernel
    uname -r
    make sure the *guest* kernel module is not installed

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    Default Re: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

    Quote Originally Posted by DocB View Post
    As written above, please post the output of

    zypper se -si virtualbox vbox kernel
    uname -r
    make sure the *guest* kernel module is not installed
    "zypper se -si virtualbox vbox kernel" gives:

    Code:
    S | Name                           | Type    | Version                | Arch   | Repository               
    --+--------------------------------+---------+------------------------+--------+--------------------------
    i | kernel-default                 | package | 4.1.26-21.1            | x86_64 | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Update
    i | kernel-default                 | package | 4.1.21-14.2            | x86_64 | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Update
    i | kernel-default-devel           | package | 4.1.26-21.1            | x86_64 | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Update
    i | kernel-default-devel           | package | 4.1.21-14.2            | x86_64 | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Update
    i | kernel-devel                   | package | 4.1.26-21.1            | noarch | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Update
    i | kernel-devel                   | package | 4.1.21-14.2            | noarch | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Update
    i | kernel-firmware                | package | 20160503-3.1           | noarch | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Update
    i | kernel-macros                  | package | 4.1.26-21.1            | noarch | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Update
    i | kernel-pv                      | package | 4.1.26-21.1            | x86_64 | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Update
    i | kernel-pv                      | package | 4.1.21-14.2            | x86_64 | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Update
    i | kernel-pv-devel                | package | 4.1.26-21.1            | x86_64 | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Update
    i | kernel-pv-devel                | package | 4.1.21-14.2            | x86_64 | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Update
    i | kernel-syms                    | package | 4.1.26-21.1            | x86_64 | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Update
    i | kernel-syms                    | package | 4.1.21-14.2            | x86_64 | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Update
    i | kernel-xen-devel               | package | 4.1.26-21.1            | x86_64 | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Update
    i | kernel-xen-devel               | package | 4.1.21-14.2            | x86_64 | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Update
    i | virtualbox                     | package | 5.0.22-19.1            | x86_64 | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Update
    i | virtualbox-guest-desktop-icons | package | 5.0.22-19.1            | noarch | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Update
    i | virtualbox-guest-kmp-default   | package | 5.0.22_k4.1.26_21-19.1 | x86_64 | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Update
    i | virtualbox-host-kmp-default    | package | 5.0.22_k4.1.26_21-19.1 | x86_64 | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Update
    i | virtualbox-qt                  | package | 5.0.22-19.1            | x86_64 | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Update
    uname -r gives:

    Code:
    4.1.26-21-pv
    I see mention of "... guest-desktop-icons" and "... guest-kmp-default" in the list. Are these the droids you're looking for?

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