Virtualbox kernel not running

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kyomar
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Virtualbox kernel not running

Postby kyomar » 22 Sep 2015 09:54

Hi, after one of the recent updates (about two weeks ago) I am receiving this message every time I boot the system: "vboxclient: the virtualbox kernel is not running: exiting". I have no clue why this suddenly happens as I have never used/installed virtualbox.
Any ideas how to get rid of this message would be very welcome.
Thank you!

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grizzler
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Re: Virtualbox kernel not running

Postby grizzler » 22 Sep 2015 10:11

If you're sure you don't need virtualbox, just remove any virtualbox packages that happen to be installed:

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sudo apt-get purge ^virtualbox*
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Edd Juglans
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Re: Virtualbox kernel not running

Postby Edd Juglans » 22 Sep 2015 10:36

grizzler wrote:If you're sure you don't need virtualbox, just remove any virtualbox packages that happen to be installed:

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sudo apt-get purge ^virtualbox*
I'm also getting this message at every boot. I do have virtualbox installed, which 'seems' to be working properly, and I'd like to keep it. Please, does anyone know how to fix this?

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grizzler
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Re: Virtualbox kernel not running

Postby grizzler » 22 Sep 2015 10:40

Reinstall virtualbox-dkms. If that doesn't help, check what other virtualbox packages you have installed and reinstall them as well.
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kyomar
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Re: Virtualbox kernel not running

Postby kyomar » 22 Sep 2015 11:30

Awesome, thanks a lot grizzler - very appreciated. There where only 3 files being removed (something-dkms, ....x11 and cannot recall). Anyway, problem solved.


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