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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0002148Kali LinuxGeneral Bugpublic2020-12-01 10:48
Reportermame82 Assigned Tosbrun  
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
Product Version1.1.0 
Summary0002148: Nvidia and vbox kernel drivers don't work anymore

nvidia-kernel-driver and vboxdrv-kerneldriver don't work since upgrading linux-image and linux-headers from 3.18.3 to 3.18.6 on 2015-02-27.

Both report "disagrees about version of symbol module_layouts" (seen in /var/log/messages)

Steps To Reproduce

on every boot

Additional Information

vbox isn't running anymore
nvidia driver load fails, xorg is run with nouveau, xorg.conf had to be deleted to get it back on screen

apt-get update, upgrade and dist-upgrade have been run frequently




2015-02-28 17:42

reporter   ~0003124

Solved for vboxdrv:

aptitude remove virtualbox-dkms
aptitude install virtualbox-dkms
--> gets recompiled



2015-03-01 04:47

administrator   ~0003125

We will recompile the pre-compiled kernel modules but I don't know yet how to force a rebuild of the dkms... or we can prepare yet another kernel update (upgrading to 3.18.8 and changing the ABI string so that the kernels get packaged under a new package name).



2015-03-01 13:51

reporter   ~0003126

If solution from mame82 does'nt install the vboxdrv then try rebuilding it manually against new kernel sources:

/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
dpkg-reconfigure virtualbox-dkms



2015-03-02 10:04

reporter   ~0003130

FWIW, I also have the Nvidia and VirtualBox issue:

from dmesg: [vboxdrv: disagrees about version of symbol module_layout

modprobe vboxdrv

ERROR: could not insert 'vboxdrv': Exec format error

modprobe nvidia

ERROR: could not insert 'nvidia_current': Exec format error



2015-03-02 11:04

administrator   ~0003131

So we ended up releasing a kernel update that will install new binary package like with "kali3" as the ABI string (example linux-image-3.18.0-kali3-amd64). This will force a rebuild of all the kernel modules and should solve your problems. We have updated the nvidia precompiled modules too.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2015-02-28 16:49 mame82 New Issue
2015-02-28 17:42 mame82 Note Added: 0003124
2015-03-01 04:47 rhertzog Note Added: 0003125
2015-03-01 04:47 rhertzog Assigned To => sbrun
2015-03-01 04:47 rhertzog Status new => assigned
2015-03-01 13:51 McPeters Note Added: 0003126
2015-03-02 10:04 jamfwright Note Added: 0003130
2015-03-02 11:04 rhertzog Note Added: 0003131
2015-03-02 11:04 rhertzog Status assigned => resolved
2015-03-02 11:04 rhertzog Resolution open => fixed
2015-11-09 13:44 Mr.Joe Issue cloned: 0002820
2020-12-01 10:48 g0tmi1k Priority urgent => normal