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Old 16th June 2011, 11:45 AM
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Kernel 2.6.38.8-32.fc15.x86_64 - VirtualBox issue

I generally check what updates are being installed. This time sadly I didn't and again this kernel had one missing module. VirtualBox-OSE stopped working. It had been working fine with other upgrades.

No it's not a problem with dkms or other stuff. This kernel doesn't have vboxdrv module like other kernels...i verified it...
#locate vboxdrv
/lib/modules/2.6.38.6-27.fc15.x86_64/extra/VirtualBox-OSE/vboxdrv.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.38.7-30.fc15.x86_64/extra/VirtualBox-OSE/vboxdrv.ko

The 2.6.38.8 version doesn't have vboxdrv module!....hence again I have to roll back to older kernel.

So before blindly upgrading....read this message!
And now rolling back to older kernel...which involves painfull installation of nvidia driver!
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Old 16th June 2011, 11:18 PM
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Re: Kernel 2.6.38.8-32.fc15.x86_64 - VirtualBox issue

my virtualbox didn't build the new module and I had to go back and have it build the kernel module for my new kernel.

Code:
/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
after running that, it worked fine

did you install virtualbox-ose with the kmod or akmod package. The kmod package doesn't automatically build the new kernel module for you and you have to wait until the update kmod is put into the rpmfusion repo. If you installed the akmod package, then it will build it automatically for you when you update your kernel.

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Old 17th June 2011, 05:44 AM
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Re: Kernel 2.6.38.8-32.fc15.x86_64 - VirtualBox issue

Did you try exactly for this kernel 2.6.38-8?

Coz vboxdrv is itself not present in this kernel. How will I run vboxdrv setup????


Same works in other kernels because vboxdrv module was loaded. It's not the same in kernel 2.6.38-8.

I know the procedure of how to use vboxdrv to compiler VirtualBox modules....but my question was what if vboxdrv itself is not present.
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Old 17th June 2011, 05:48 AM
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Re: Kernel 2.6.38.8-32.fc15.x86_64 - VirtualBox issue

i believe that kernel has been pulled from the updates-testing repo
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Old 17th June 2011, 06:01 AM
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Re: Kernel 2.6.38.8-32.fc15.x86_64 - VirtualBox issue

Guess so.....anyway rolled back to older kernel. Hate the painful task of installing nvidia driver for each kernel.
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Old 17th June 2011, 06:38 AM
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Re: Kernel 2.6.38.8-32.fc15.x86_64 - VirtualBox issue

Yep.. I did try in on that specific kernel.

Code:
[Me@tower20 ~]$ locate vboxdrv
/dev/vboxdrv
/etc/rc.d/init.d/vboxdrv
/etc/rc.d/rc0.d/K70vboxdrv
/etc/rc.d/rc1.d/K70vboxdrv
/etc/rc.d/rc2.d/S30vboxdrv
/etc/rc.d/rc3.d/S30vboxdrv
/etc/rc.d/rc4.d/S30vboxdrv
/etc/rc.d/rc5.d/S30vboxdrv
/etc/rc.d/rc6.d/K70vboxdrv
/etc/udev/rules.d/10-vboxdrv.rules
/lib/modules/2.6.38.6-27.fc15.x86_64/extra/vboxdrv.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.38.7-30.fc15.x86_64/extra/vboxdrv.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.38.8-32.fc15.x86_64/extra/vboxdrv.ko
detox.. why was that kernel pulled for the repo?
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Old 17th June 2011, 06:42 AM
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Re: Kernel 2.6.38.8-32.fc15.x86_64 - VirtualBox issue

Quote:
Originally Posted by DBelton View Post
Yep.. I did try in on that specific kernel.

Code:
[Me@tower20 ~]$ locate vboxdrv
/dev/vboxdrv
/etc/rc.d/init.d/vboxdrv
/etc/rc.d/rc0.d/K70vboxdrv
/etc/rc.d/rc1.d/K70vboxdrv
/etc/rc.d/rc2.d/S30vboxdrv
/etc/rc.d/rc3.d/S30vboxdrv
/etc/rc.d/rc4.d/S30vboxdrv
/etc/rc.d/rc5.d/S30vboxdrv
/etc/rc.d/rc6.d/K70vboxdrv
/etc/udev/rules.d/10-vboxdrv.rules
/lib/modules/2.6.38.6-27.fc15.x86_64/extra/vboxdrv.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.38.7-30.fc15.x86_64/extra/vboxdrv.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.38.8-32.fc15.x86_64/extra/vboxdrv.ko
detox.. why was that kernel pulled for the repo?
no idea dude, but it aint there now
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Old 17th June 2011, 07:04 AM
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Re: Kernel 2.6.38.8-32.fc15.x86_64 - VirtualBox issue

I don't see that kernel there, either..

But, I do see the virtualbox-ose kmod for that kernel over in rpmfusion

Code:
[Me@tower20 ~]$ yum search kmod-VirtualBox-OSE
Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit, remove-with-leaves, show-
              : leaves

======================= N/S Matched: kmod-VirtualBox-OSE =======================
akmod-VirtualBox-OSE.x86_64 : Akmod package for VirtualBox-OSE kernel module(s)
kmod-VirtualBox-OSE.x86_64 : Metapackage which tracks in VirtualBox-OSE kernel
                           : module for newest kernel
kmod-VirtualBox-OSE-2.6.38.6-26.rc1.fc15.x86_64.x86_64 : VirtualBox-OSE kernel
     ...: module(s) for 2.6.38.6-26.rc1.fc15.x86_64
kmod-VirtualBox-OSE-2.6.38.6-27.fc15.x86_64.x86_64 : VirtualBox-OSE kernel
     ...: module(s) for 2.6.38.6-27.fc15.x86_64
kmod-VirtualBox-OSE-2.6.38.7-30.fc15.x86_64.x86_64 : VirtualBox-OSE kernel
     ...: module(s) for 2.6.38.7-30.fc15.x86_64
kmod-VirtualBox-OSE-2.6.38.8-32.fc15.x86_64.x86_64 : VirtualBox-OSE kernel
     ...: module(s) for 2.6.38.8-32.fc15.x86_64

  Name and summary matches only, use "search all" for everything.
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Old 17th June 2011, 07:33 AM
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Re: Kernel 2.6.38.8-32.fc15.x86_64 - VirtualBox issue

The kernel is marked pushed to stable??? I have been using it without issue, but I don't use vbox.
https://admin.fedoraproject.org/upda...b13989ec850245
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Old 17th June 2011, 07:40 AM
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Re: Kernel 2.6.38.8-32.fc15.x86_64 - VirtualBox issue

well, if the OP boots back into that kernel and runs a yum update, he should pull the updated kmod from rpmfusion for virtualbox and get his updated kernel module.

I guess that explains why I didn't see it over in the updates-testing repo anymore.
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Old 17th June 2011, 07:56 AM
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Re: Kernel 2.6.38.8-32.fc15.x86_64 - VirtualBox issue

I concur, the OP should follow your suggestions.
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