Virtual Box

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at
Sat Aug 4 04:27:40 UTC 2018

On Sat, 4 Aug 2018 11:44:51 +1000, Peter wrote:
>The installed support driver doesn't match the version of the user.
>Do I need to delete the virtualbox software which downloaded with the
>last updates and reinstall the version from the oracle site?

Seemingly not. Seemingly either dkms needs to build the kernel
modules or a package needs to provide the modules that fit to your
kernel, as well as to your virtualbox version and then those kernel
modules needs to be loaded.

>Can anyone help me or tell me where I can get help?

I installed virtualbox from the Oracle website (not from the distro's
repositories) on Arch Linux. Assuming the modules are not
provided by a package, then the commands to check against a version
mismatch are the same for Ubuntu:

[rocketmouse at archlinux ~]$ VirtualBox --help | head -1
Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager 5.2.16
[rocketmouse at archlinux ~]$ uname -r
[rocketmouse at archlinux ~]$ dkms status
vboxhost, 5.2.16, 4.14.34-rt27-1-rt-pussytoes, x86_64: installed
vboxhost, 5.2.16, 4.16.18-rt10-1-rt-securityink, x86_64: installed
vboxhost, 5.2.16, 4.16.18-rt11-1-rt, x86_64: installed
vboxhost, 5.2.16, 4.16.18-rt9-1-rt-cornflower, x86_64: installed
vboxhost, 5.2.16, 4.17.11-arch1-1, x86_64: installed
[rocketmouse at archlinux ~]$ dkms status | grep $(uname -r) | grep $(VirtualBox --help | head -1 | cut -d" " -f5)
vboxhost, 5.2.16, 4.16.18-rt11-1-rt, x86_64: installed

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