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    Default VirutalBox error - Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

    I did an upgrade of OpenSUSE using
    Code:
    zypper up
    . After a while, I tried turning on my W7 VM from a saved snapshot and I got this error.
    Code:
    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.
    Running
    Code:
    /sbin/rcboxdrv setup
    in terminal(as root) returns
    Code:
    -bash: /sbin/rcvboxdrv: No such file or directory
    How do I solve this issue? This VM is vital for my daily activities.

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

    Hi, and welcome to the Forums!
    Please show the output of
    Code:
    # zypper se -iv virtualbox
    in a terminal with superuser (root) rights.
    Maybe you don't have the right virtualbox-host-kmp-default package installed (if you have the OpenSUSE virtualbox) or the new kernel module has not yet been built if you have the Oracle VirtualBox-5.0.
    Booting an older kernel (Advanced Options at the GRUB menu) might help in both cases.
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    Default Re: VirutalBox error - Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

    Quote Originally Posted by OrsoBruno View Post
    Hi, and welcome to the Forums!
    Please show the output of
    Code:
    # zypper se -iv virtualbox
    in a terminal with superuser (root) rights.
    Maybe you don't have the right virtualbox-host-kmp-default package installed (if you have the OpenSUSE virtualbox) or the new kernel module has not yet been built if you have the Oracle VirtualBox-5.0.
    Booting an older kernel (Advanced Options at the GRUB menu) might help in both cases.
    This is the output:
    Code:
    Retrieving repository 'multimedia:libs' metadata ...............................[done]
    Building repository 'multimedia:libs' cache ....................................[done]
    Retrieving repository 'openSUSE-42.1-Update' metadata ..........................[done]
    Building repository 'openSUSE-42.1-Update' cache ...............................[done]
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    
    S | Name                         | Type    | Version                | Arch   | Reposit
    ory                                       
    --+------------------------------+---------+------------------------+--------+--------
    -----------------------------------------
    i | virtualbox                   | package | 5.0.24-25.1            | x86_64 | Online 
    updates for openSUSE Leap:42.1 (standard)
        name: virtualbox
    i | virtualbox                   | package | 5.0.24-25.1            | x86_64 | openSUS
    E-42.1-Update                             
        name: virtualbox
    i | virtualbox                   | package | 5.0.24-25.1            | x86_64 | (System
     Packages)                                
        name: virtualbox
    i | virtualbox-guest-kmp-default | package | 5.0.24_k4.1.27_27-25.1 | x86_64 | Online 
    updates for openSUSE Leap:42.1 (standard)
        name: virtualbox-guest-kmp-default
    i | virtualbox-guest-kmp-default | package | 5.0.24_k4.1.27_27-25.1 | x86_64 | openSUS
    E-42.1-Update                             
        name: virtualbox-guest-kmp-default
    i | virtualbox-guest-kmp-default | package | 5.0.24_k4.1.27_27-25.1 | x86_64 | (System
     Packages)                                
        name: virtualbox-guest-kmp-default
    i | virtualbox-guest-tools       | package | 5.0.24-25.1            | x86_64 | Online 
    updates for openSUSE Leap:42.1 (standard)
        name: virtualbox-guest-tools
    i | virtualbox-guest-tools       | package | 5.0.24-25.1            | x86_64 | openSUS
    E-42.1-Update                             
        name: virtualbox-guest-tools
    i | virtualbox-guest-tools       | package | 5.0.24-25.1            | x86_64 | (System
     Packages)                                
        name: virtualbox-guest-tools
    i | virtualbox-host-kmp-default  | package | 5.0.24_k4.1.27_27-25.1 | x86_64 | Online 
    updates for openSUSE Leap:42.1 (standard)
        name: virtualbox-host-kmp-default
    i | virtualbox-host-kmp-default  | package | 5.0.24_k4.1.27_27-25.1 | x86_64 | openSUS
    E-42.1-Update                             
        name: virtualbox-host-kmp-default
    i | virtualbox-host-kmp-default  | package | 5.0.24_k4.1.27_27-25.1 | x86_64 | (System
     Packages)                                
        name: virtualbox-host-kmp-default
    i | virtualbox-qt                | package | 5.0.24-25.1            | x86_64 | Online 
    updates for openSUSE Leap:42.1 (standard)
        name: virtualbox-qt
    i | virtualbox-qt                | package | 5.0.24-25.1            | x86_64 | openSUS
    E-42.1-Update                             
        name: virtualbox-qt
    i | virtualbox-qt                | package | 5.0.24-25.1            | x86_64 | (System
     Packages)                                
        name: virtualbox-qt
    
    
    Assuming I manage to get it working after booting from an older kernel, how do I go about this problem when updating my kernel?

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

    Booting an older kernel is a workaround until you fix everything, since apparently "This VM is vital for my daily activities".

    Try to uninstall virtualbox-guest-kmp-default (you do not need it on the HOST system), then reboot.

    Please also post result of
    Code:
    zypper lr -d
    since apparently you have two copies of an update repository enabled.
    There should also be another thread with a similar problem in the last few weeks, but I can't remember exactly right now.
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    Default Re: VirutalBox error - Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

    Quote Originally Posted by OrsoBruno View Post
    Booting an older kernel is a workaround until you fix everything, since apparently "This VM is vital for my daily activities".

    Try to uninstall virtualbox-guest-kmp-default (you do not need it on the HOST system), then reboot.

    Please also post result of
    Code:
    zypper lr -d
    since apparently you have two copies of an update repository enabled.
    There should also be another thread with a similar problem in the last few weeks, but I can't remember exactly right now.
    Output:
    Code:
    #  | Alias                               | Name                                             | Enabled | GPG Check | Refresh | Priority | Type   | URI                                           
                                            | Service                                                                                                                                                
    ---+-------------------------------------+--------------------------------------------------+---------+-----------+---------+----------+--------+-----------------------------------------------
    ----------------------------------------+--------                                                                                                                                                
     1 | google-chrome                       | google-chrome                                    | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/x
    86_64                                   |                                                                                                                                                        
     2 | http-download.opensuse.org-21e1eaec | server:database                                  | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/serv
    er:/database/openSUSE_Leap_42.1/        |                                                                                                                                                        
     3 | http-download.opensuse.org-2491c1e3 | Kernel:stable                                    | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Kern
    el:/stable/standard/                    |                                                                                                                                                        
     4 | http-download.opensuse.org-2aee2a8f | Printing                                         | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Prin
    ting/openSUSE_Leap_42.1/                |                                                                                                                                                        
     5 | http-download.opensuse.org-5e67923f | home:auxsvr                                      | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home
    :/auxsvr/openSUSE_Leap_42.1/            |                                                                                                                                                        
     6 | http-download.opensuse.org-6c588ac4 | multimedia:libs                                  | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/mult
    imedia:/libs/openSUSE_Leap_42.1/        |         
     7 | http-download.opensuse.org-8189982b | multimedia:apps                                  | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/mult
    imedia:/apps/openSUSE_Leap_42.1/        |         
     8 | http-download.opensuse.org-8bfc30d1 | mozilla:Factory                                  | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/mozi
    lla:/Factory/openSUSE_Leap_42.1/        |         
     9 | http-download.opensuse.org-bc7337aa | home:sbrabec                                     | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home
    :/sbrabec/openSUSE_Leap_42.1/           |         
    10 | http-download.opensuse.org-c282278a | X11:XOrg                                         | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/X11:
    /XOrg/openSUSE_Leap_42.1/               |         
    11 | http-download.opensuse.org-f64d0355 | home:alteratio:Common                            | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home
    :/alteratio:/Common/openSUSE_Leap_42.1/ |         
    12 | http-download.opensuse.org-fa6cf747 | server:monitoring                                | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/serv
    er:/monitoring/openSUSE_Leap_42.1/      |         
    13 | http-ftp.uni-erlangen.de-571d12f1   | Packman Repository                               | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://ftp.uni-erlangen.de/pub/mirrors/packman
    /suse/openSUSE_Leap_42.1                |         
    14 | openSUSE_Leap_42.1_Update           | Online updates for openSUSE Leap:42.1 (standard) | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | No      |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/42.1/
    oss/                                    |         
    15 | packman                             | packman                                          | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/packman/suse
    /openSUSE_Leap_42.1/                    |         
    16 | repo-debug                          | openSUSE-leap/42.1-Debug                         | No      | ----      | Yes     |   99     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/distributio
    n/leap/42.1/repo/oss/                   |         
    17 | repo-debug-update                   | openSUSE-leap/42.1-Update-Debug                  | No      | ----      | Yes     |   99     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/update/leap
    /42.1/                                  |         
    18 | repo-debug-update-non-oss           | openSUSE-leap/42.1-Update-Debug-Non-Oss          | No      | ----      | Yes     |   99     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/update/leap
    /42.1-non-oss/                          |         
    19 | repo-non-oss                        | openSUSE-leap/42.1-Non-Oss                       | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/leap
    /42.1/repo/non-oss/                     |         
    20 | repo-oss                            | openSUSE-leap/42.1-Oss                           | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/leap
    /42.1/repo/oss/                         |         
    21 | repo-source                         | openSUSE-leap/42.1-Source                        | No      | ----      | Yes     |   99     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/source/distributi
    on/leap/42.1/repo/oss/                  |         
    22 | repo-update                         | openSUSE-42.1-Update                             | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/42.1/
    oss/                                    |         
    23 | repo-update-non-oss                 | openSUSE-42.1-Update-Non-Oss                     | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/42.1/
    non-oss/ 
    

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

    Please remove repo #14 : it is a duplicate of #22 and it is not refreshed and so useless anyway.
    Code:
    zypper removerepo 14
    The most relevant other thread seems this: https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...-kernel-update

    It references this bug: https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=987990
    that seems to be fixed by kernel-default-4.1.27-27.1

    Check that you are currently using that kernel:
    Code:
    uname -r
    or update accordingly.

    Other relevant threads, but with no solution at the moment:
    https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...lled-(rc-1908)
    https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...lled-(rc-1908)
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    Default AW: VirutalBox error - Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

    I think, this is the Mistake:
    3 | http-download.opensuse.org-2491c1e3 | Kernel:stable | Yes | (r ) Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...able/standard/
    If you installed any Kernel from that Repo, the virtualbox-host-kmp from your Update Repo will not work.
    So post as mentioned by OrsoBruno:
    Code:
    uname -a
    There was an Update to kernel 4.7 so maybe thats also an Problem.........

    And any virtualbox-guest Package is not needed on a host, so delete them.

  8. #8

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

    On 07/26/2016 05:06 AM, giantas wrote:
    >
    > I did an upgrade of OpenSUSE using
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > zypper up
    > --------------------
    > . After a while, I tried turning on my W7 VM from a saved snapshot and I
    > got this error.
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    >
    > 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.
    >
    > --------------------
    >
    >
    > Running
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > /sbin/rcboxdrv setup
    > --------------------
    > in terminal(as root) returns
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > -bash: /sbin/rcvboxdrv: No such file or directory
    > --------------------
    >
    > How do I solve this issue? This VM is vital for my daily activities.
    >
    >


    Run the command as displayed. you have a typo: you left out the "v" in vbox.

    --
    Ken
    linux since 1994
    S.u.S.E./openSUSE since 1996

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

    Quote Originally Posted by OrsoBruno View Post
    Please remove repo #14 : it is a duplicate of #22 and it is not refreshed and so useless anyway.
    Code:
    zypper removerepo 14
    The most relevant other thread seems this: https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...-kernel-update

    It references this bug: https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=987990
    that seems to be fixed by kernel-default-4.1.27-27.1

    Check that you are currently using that kernel:
    Code:
    uname -r
    or update accordingly.

    Other relevant threads, but with no solution at the moment:
    https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...lled-(rc-1908)
    https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...lled-(rc-1908)
    Quote Originally Posted by Sauerland View Post
    I think, this is the Mistake:

    If you installed any Kernel from that Repo, the virtualbox-host-kmp from your Update Repo will not work.
    So post as mentioned by OrsoBruno:
    Code:
    uname -a
    There was an Update to kernel 4.7 so maybe thats also an Problem.........

    And any virtualbox-guest Package is not needed on a host, so delete them.
    Code:
    uname -a
    Returns,
    Code:
    Linux linux-stz5.site 4.7.0-4.g89a2ada-default #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Jul 25 08:42:47 UTC 
    2016 (89a2ada) x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

  10. #10

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

    Quote Originally Posted by kensch View Post
    On 07/26/2016 05:06 AM, giantas wrote:
    >
    > I did an upgrade of OpenSUSE using
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > zypper up
    > --------------------
    > . After a while, I tried turning on my W7 VM from a saved snapshot and I
    > got this error.
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    >
    > 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.
    >
    > --------------------
    >
    >
    > Running
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > /sbin/rcboxdrv setup
    > --------------------
    > in terminal(as root) returns
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > -bash: /sbin/rcvboxdrv: No such file or directory
    > --------------------
    >
    > How do I solve this issue? This VM is vital for my daily activities.
    >
    >


    Run the command as displayed. you have a typo: you left out the "v" in vbox.

    --
    Ken
    linux since 1994
    S.u.S.E./openSUSE since 1996
    This typo just occured while copying the code here.Otherwise the command displayed same result

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