[Pkg-virtualbox-devel] Bug#624384: virtualbox-ose: fails to run (existing) VMs on 2.6.38 amd64 kernel

Tshepang Lekhonkhobe tshepang at gmail.com
Wed Apr 27 23:12:26 UTC 2011

Package: virtualbox-ose
Version: 4.0.4-dfsg-1+b1
Severity: normal

I am on i386 userland and wanted to start using amd68 kernel, instead of 686-bigmem one. I could not do it because my existing VMs don't start (I didn't not the error message). The kernel module, which often gets built when I run 'dpkg-reconfigure virtualbox-ose-dkms', however doesn't emit any errors.

Note that these VMs run ok when using 686-bigmem kernel. I haven't checked if running a freshly-created VM would work. Note also that these existint VMs were created while running a 32-bit kernel.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0.1
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (900, 'stable-updates'), (900, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.38-2-686-bigmem (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_ZA.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_ZA.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages virtualbox-ose depends on:
ii  adduser                 3.112+nmu2       add and remove users and groups
ii  libc6                   2.11.2-10        Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libcurl3                7.21.0-1         Multi-protocol file transfer libra
ii  libgcc1                 1:4.4.5-8        GCC support library
ii  libpng12-0              1.2.44-1         PNG library - runtime
ii  libpython2.6            2.6.6-10         Shared Python runtime library (ver
ii  libqtcore4              4:4.7.2-3        Qt 4 core module
ii  libqtgui4               4:4.7.2-3        Qt 4 GUI module
ii  libsdl1.2debian         1.2.14-6.1       Simple DirectMedia Layer
ii  libssl1.0.0             1.0.0d-2         SSL shared libraries
ii  libstdc++6              4.6.0-2          The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libvncserver0           0.9.7-2+b1       API to write one's own vnc server
ii  libx11-6                2:1.3.3-4        X11 client-side library
ii  libxcursor1             1:1.1.10-2       X cursor management library
ii  libxext6                2:1.1.2-1        X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxml2                 2.7.8.dfsg-2     GNOME XML library
ii  libxmu6                 2:1.0.5-2        X11 miscellaneous utility library
ii  libxt6                  1:1.0.7-1        X11 toolkit intrinsics library
ii  python                  2.6.6-14         interactive high-level object-orie
ii  python-central          0.6.16+nmu1      register and build utility for Pyt
ii  zlib1g                  1: compression library - runtime

Versions of packages virtualbox-ose recommends:
ii  libgl1-mesa-glx [libgl1] 7.7.1-4         A free implementation of the OpenG
ii  libqt4-opengl            4:4.7.2-3       Qt 4 OpenGL module
ii  virtualbox-ose-dkms      4.0.4-dfsg-1    x86 virtualization solution - kern
ii  virtualbox-ose-qt        4.0.4-dfsg-1+b1 x86 virtualization solution - Qt b

Versions of packages virtualbox-ose suggests:
ii  libasound2             1.0.23-2.1        shared library for ALSA applicatio
ii  libpulse0              0.9.21-3+squeeze1 PulseAudio client libraries
pn  vde2                   <none>            (no description available)
pn  virtualbox-guest-addit <none>            (no description available)

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