Comment 30 for bug 1818049

Akima (8-me-w) wrote :

Just above comment 15 Mathew Hodson (mathew-hodson) changed the Ubuntu Trusty status to: Invalid → Won't Fix. Why is this?

This is broken on one of my Trusty systems.

My system is as follows:

> $ uname -a
> Linux hostname 4.4.0-143-generic #169~14.04.2-Ubuntu SMP Wed Feb 13 15:00:41 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
>
> $ lsb_release -d
> Description: Ubuntu 14.04.6 LTS

If I try to load a virtual machine I immediately get a GUI error message box popup stating:

> VirtualBox - Error in suplibOsinit
>
> The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not loaded or there is a permission problem with /dev/vboxdrv. ...

If I reboot into the previously installed kernel (4.4.0-142-generic), I do not get the error and can successfully run my virtual machine.

Note the output of the following commands:

> $ find /lib -name "*vboxdrv*"
> /lib/modules/4.4.0-142-generic/updates/dkms/vboxdrv.ko
>
> $ ls -1 /lib/modules/
> 4.4.0-142-generic
> 4.4.0-143-generic

The vboxdrv module is present for the -142 kernel but not the -143

Please can this also be fixed for Trusty.