[Pkg-virtualbox-devel] Bug#717308: DKMS does not build modules when installing a new kernel

Erwan David edavid at nds.com
Fri Jul 19 07:48:34 UTC 2013

Package: virtualbox-dkms
Version: 4.2.10-dfsg-1
Severity: normal

-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers testing-proposed-updates
  APT policy: (900, 'testing-proposed-updates'), (900, 'testing'), (600, 'stable'), (500, 'proposed-updates'), (400, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 3.10-1-686-pae (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages virtualbox-dkms depends on:
ii  dkms
ii  dpkg        1.16.10
ii  virtualbox  4.2.10-dfsg-1

virtualbox-dkms recommends no packages.

virtualbox-dkms suggests no packages.

When installing a new kernel, I get "dkms file not found errors", then virtualbox modules are not built for the new kernel.

When starting a virtual machine I get the error "Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not loaded or there is a permission problem with /dev/vboxdrv. Please reinstall the kernel module by executing

'/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup'

as root. If it is available in your distribution, you should install the DKMS package first. This package keeps track of Linux kernel changes and recompiles the vboxdrv kernel module if necessary."

But there is no /etc/init.d/vboxdrv script
and /etc/init.d/virtualbox does not support the setup option.

-- no debconf information


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