Problem with Virtualbox

Today Virtualbox on my ACER D250 (Ubuntu Remix 9.10, kernel 2.6.31-20-generic) did not start, reporting this error:

 Error In suplibOsInit

Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

Googling a lot, I did not easily find the answer. Many experts say that this is consequence of updating the kernel, but this was not the case.

The most frequent tip was to give the following command:

sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup

This did not work, here the result:

/etc/init.d/vboxdrv: command not found

Another proposed solution was to find a backupped copy of vboxdrv, named vboxdrv.dpkh-bkp, and rename it to vboxdrv. No such file was in my computer.

Here is the solution that worked: restart the virtualbox-ose module with

sudo /etc/init.d/virtualbox-ose start

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2 Responses to “Problem with Virtualbox”

  1. Jason Fuller Says:

    Unfortunatly your fix didn’t work for me:

    sudo /etc/init.d/virtualbox-ose start
    sudo: /etc/init.d/virtualbox-ose: command not found

  2. c0rr4d0 Says:

    If you don’t have virtualbox OSE = Open Source Edition, of course it will not work. In the meanwhile, I switched to the non-open source edition because this can manage the USB ports.

    In any case better have a look to e.g. http://askubuntu.com/questions/205154/virtualbox-etc-init-d-vboxdrv-setup-issue

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