updating Virtualbox (non-OSE)

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Sat Oct 18 14:44:44 UTC 2008

NoOp wrote:

> On 10/17/2008 06:19 AM, Derek Broughton wrote:

>> So, if you have a problem installing virtualbox, try installing dkms
>> first, and repeat.
> Not sure about 2.6.26, but on the upgrade to 2.6.24-21 I just followed
> the instructions provided:
> <quote>
> Re-setup the kernel module by exceuting '/etc/inid./vboxdrv setup' as
> root. </quote>
> Worked for me.

Actually, you shouldn't even need to do that - it gets run automagically my
the postinst step.  But if your kernel headers aren't right, it fails. 
Apparently dkms is more forgiving.


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