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Re: Virtualbox kernel module incompatabilities

On Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 05:42:55PM +0800, Aron Xu wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 11:00 AM, Sydney <sydneyjd@openmailbox.org> wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > I just thought i would bring it to this issue to your attention, and hope im not wasting anyone's time by
> > reporting it. Im also sorry if i do not have enough information in this email.
> >
> > I am running Debian 8.
> >
> >         A week ago i installed the linux kernel and headers from the backport repo, which if i remember correctly is version 4.1.3.
> >         So, a couple days ago i went to open Virtualbox which i believe is version 4.3.18, and it gave me the following error.
> >
> >> kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)
> >
> > Here is a screenshot of the error.
> >
> >>http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-09092015-041704pm.php
> >
> >         I made sure that i had DKMS installed, and i even deleted my VMs amd reinstalled Virtualbox to no avail.
> >
> > In the end i ended up installing the 5.0.4 version of Virtualbox for Debian Jessie from the Virtualbox website, and that installed ok and has been running fine without errors.
> >
> Means we need to backport new version... I'll see what to do in the weekend.

I can confirm that I had the same problem as Sydney and solved it by
simply rebuilding the sources from sid on the Jessie target system.  I
did not observed any problem with this so backporting should be easy
(but I would not volunteer to do it for something I use *very* rarely
and do not feel competent enough).

Kind regards



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