Installing LTSEnablementStack in Ubuntu 12.04.2 breaks VirtualBox

Bug #1127101 reported by Thibaut Brandscheid on 2013-02-16
This bug affects 9 people
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virtualbox (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Description: Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS 64-Bit
Release: 12.04
Kernel: 3.5.0-23-generic
virtualbox-ose: 4.1.12

About LTSEnablementStack:

VirtualBox doesn't start a VM any more after installing the LTSEnablementStack on Ubuntu 12.04.2 with the following command:
sudo apt-get install linux-generic-lts-quantal xserver-xorg-lts-quantal

It is possible to open the main VirtualBox interface and select an VM but after pressing the 'start' button two error messages are displayed:

First error dialog
Failed to open a session for the virtual machine preciseTest.
The virtual machine 'preciseTest' has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code 1.
Result Code: NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)
Component: Machine
Interface: IMachine {5eaa9319-62fc-4b0a-843c-0cb1940f8a91}

Second error dialog
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.

The pointed file (vboxdrv) in the second error dialog dose not exists.

Other things I have tried: sudo dpkg-reconfigure virtualbox-dkms
(I've attached the dkms log file)
Deleting module version: 4.1.12
completely from the DKMS tree.
Loading new virtualbox-4.1.12 DKMS files...
Building only for 3.5.0-23-generic
Building initial module for 3.5.0-23-generic
Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.5.0-23-generic (x86_64)
Consult /var/lib/dkms/virtualbox/4.1.12/build/make.log for more information.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: virtualbox-ose 4.1.12-dfsg-2ubuntu0.2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-23.35~precise1-generic
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-23-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu17.1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sat Feb 16 10:46:07 2013
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120425)
MarkForUpload: True
PackageArchitecture: all
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: virtualbox
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

description: updated
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in virtualbox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

Temporary workaround : uninstall Virtualbox and install Virtualbox-4.2 from Oracle repositories. See here for instructions :

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