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#1 2016-03-10 13:53:18

Llama
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[SOLVED] VirtualBox: modprobe vboxdrv failure

Hi,

Subj. There are some very similar posts, but none of them looks exactly like my problem; none of them helps.

1. Unspecified load kernel modules failure at startup.

2.

$ sudo modprobe vboxdrv
modprobe: FATAL: Module vboxdrv not found in directory /lib/modules/4.4.3-1-ARCH

3.

$ sudo /sbin/rcvboxdrv setup
Unloading modules:
Loading modules: modprobe: FATAL: Module vboxnetadp not found in directory /lib/modules/4.4.3-1-ARCH
modprobe: FATAL: Module vboxnetflt not found in directory /lib/modules/4.4.3-1-ARCH
modprobe: FATAL: Module vboxpci not found in directory /lib/modules/4.4.3-1-ARCH
modprobe: FATAL: Module vboxdrv not found in directory /lib/modules/4.4.3-1-ARCH

What am I doing wrong?

Last edited by Llama (2016-03-10 18:22:20)

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#2 2016-03-10 14:04:59

TheSaint
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Re: [SOLVED] VirtualBox: modprobe vboxdrv failure

Have you installed virtualbox-host-dkms ?


do it good first, it will be faster than do it twice the saint wink

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#3 2016-03-10 14:09:40

Scimmia
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Re: [SOLVED] VirtualBox: modprobe vboxdrv failure

And looked at how dkms works, and installed the necessary optional deps?

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#4 2016-03-10 14:10:00

Llama
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Re: [SOLVED] VirtualBox: modprobe vboxdrv failure

TheSaint wrote:

Have you installed virtualbox-host-dkms ?

community/virtualbox-host-dkms 5.0.14-4 [installed]

It's been installed all along. I just kept away from VirtualBox for many a month smile .

Last edited by Llama (2016-03-10 14:17:26)

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#5 2016-03-10 15:17:12

Llama
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Re: [SOLVED] VirtualBox: modprobe vboxdrv failure

Scimmia wrote:

And looked at how dkms works, and installed the necessary optional deps?

Yes. linux-headers has been missing. How did it use to work, I wonder. It really worked.

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#6 2016-03-10 16:19:21

runical
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Re: [SOLVED] VirtualBox: modprobe vboxdrv failure

It changed recently. That is why it didn't work anymore. See https://lists.archlinux.org/pipermail/a … 27808.html

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#7 2016-03-10 18:21:33

Llama
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Re: [SOLVED] VirtualBox: modprobe vboxdrv failure

Thanks!

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#8 2016-03-11 08:19:18

TheSaint
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Re: [SOLVED] VirtualBox: modprobe vboxdrv failure

LlamaI wrote:

I just kept away from VirtualBox for many a month smile .

Some changes won't load the drivers, so they should be some conf file in /etc/modules-load.d/


do it good first, it will be faster than do it twice the saint wink

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#9 2016-03-15 16:15:44

vvo
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Re: [SOLVED] VirtualBox: modprobe vboxdrv failure

Just to be clear, the fix is to install linux-headers package. Thanks

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#10 2016-03-15 16:22:56

Scimmia
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Re: [SOLVED] VirtualBox: modprobe vboxdrv failure

vvo wrote:

Just to be clear, the fix is to install linux-headers package. Thanks

No, the fix is to read the optional deps and install the headers you need.

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#11 2016-05-05 10:34:29

tuxfusion
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Re: [SOLVED] VirtualBox: modprobe vboxdrv failure

I think this should be in the wiki, plain and simple. It's talking about LTS, which is confusing.
The package "linux-headers" is not mentioned once here https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Vi … inux_hosts

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#12 2018-07-27 14:27:53

kharebavanika
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Re: [SOLVED] VirtualBox: modprobe vboxdrv failure

for me installing this particular package solved the issue
sudo pacman -S virtualbox-host-modules-arch

Last edited by kharebavanika (2018-07-27 14:28:49)

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#13 2018-07-27 14:28:33

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Re: [SOLVED] VirtualBox: modprobe vboxdrv failure

for me installing this particular package solved the issue
sudo pacman -S virtualbox-host-modules-arch

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#14 2018-07-27 16:26:03

ewaller
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Re: [SOLVED] VirtualBox: modprobe vboxdrv failure

Thank you for the suggestion.  This was marked as solved two years ago, so I will use this opportunity to close this old thread now.


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