[Pkg-virtualbox-devel] Bug#565698: virtualbox-ose: virtualbox refuses to start any virtual machine

Sven Marnach sven at pantoffel-wg.de
Sun Jan 17 23:37:26 UTC 2010

Package: virtualbox-ose
Version: 3.1.2-dfsg-1+b1
Severity: normal

Virtualbox refuses to start just any virtual machine.  When I try to
start a VM (in the example below a newly created, empty VM), the
following happens (without opening any window):

    sven at bagheera:~> vboxmanage startvm XP
    VirtualBox Command Line Management Interface Version 3.1.2_OSE
    (C) 2005-2009 Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    All rights reserved.

    Waiting for the remote session to open...
    ERROR: Virtual machine 'XP' has terminated unexpectedly during startup
    Details: code NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005), component Machine, interface IMachine, callee <NULL>

A bit later a dialog box pops up:

    Title: VirtualBox - Error in supR3HardenedMaininitRuntime

    RTR3Init failed with rc=-1912 (rc=-1912)
    Please install the virtualbox-ose-dkms package and execute
    'modprobe vboxdrv' as root.

The kernel informs

    sven at bagheera:~> dmesg|tail -n 1
    [  460.441164] ioctl32(VirtualBox:4057): Unknown cmd fd(11) cmd(c0305601){t:'V';sz:48} arg(ffca3858) on /dev/vboxdrv

The kernel modules are loaded:

    sven at bagheera:~> lsmod|grep vbox
    vboxnetflt              9898  0 
    vboxnetadp              4177  0 
    vboxdrv              1710022  2 vboxnetflt,vboxnetadp

As you can see in the system information below that I use an amd64
kernel with a 32-bit userland.

The same problem occurs if I

 * start the VM from the Qt GUI
 * try to start a VM as root
 * use a 32 bit kernel instead of the amd64 one
 * use kernel version 2.6.30 instead of 2.6.32
 * use the precompiled modules packaged with Debian for the 2.6.30
   kernel instead of the dkms ones

Now I ran out of ideas what else to try.  Suggestions?


-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-trunk-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=de_DE at euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages virtualbox-ose depends on:
ii  adduser                 3.112            add and remove users and groups
ii  libc6                   2.10.2-2         GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcurl3                7.19.7-1         Multi-protocol file transfer libra
ii  libgcc1                 1:4.4.2-8        GCC support library
ii  libgl1-mesa-glx [libgl1 7.6.1-1          A free implementation of the OpenG
ii  libpng12-0              1.2.41-1         PNG library - runtime
ii  libqt4-opengl           4:4.5.3-4        Qt 4 OpenGL module
ii  libqtcore4              4:4.5.3-4        Qt 4 core module
ii  libqtgui4               4:4.5.3-4        Qt 4 GUI module
ii  libsdl1.2debian         1.2.13-5         Simple DirectMedia Layer
ii  libssl0.9.8             0.9.8k-8         SSL shared libraries
ii  libstdc++6              4.4.2-8          The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libx11-6                2:1.3.2-1        X11 client-side library
ii  libxcursor1             1:1.1.10-1       X cursor management library
ii  libxext6                2:1.1.1-2        X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxml2                 2.7.6.dfsg-1     GNOME XML library
ii  libxmu6                 2:1.0.5-1        X11 miscellaneous utility library
ii  libxt6                  1:1.0.7-1        X11 toolkit intrinsics library
ii  python                  2.5.4-5          An interactive high-level object-o
ii  python-central          0.6.14+nmu2      register and build utility for Pyt
ii  python2.5               2.5.4-3          An interactive high-level object-o
ii  zlib1g                  1: compression library - runtime

Versions of packages virtualbox-ose recommends:
ii  libgl1-mesa-glx [libgl1] 7.6.1-1         A free implementation of the OpenG
ii  virtualbox-ose-dkms      3.1.2-dfsg-1    x86 virtualization solution - kern
ii  virtualbox-ose-qt        3.1.2-dfsg-1+b1 x86 virtualization solution - Qt b

Versions of packages virtualbox-ose suggests:
ii  libasound2                    1.0.21a-1  shared library for ALSA applicatio
ii  libpulse0                     0.9.21-1   PulseAudio client libraries
pn  virtualbox-guest-additions    <none>     (no description available)

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