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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0004473Kali Linux[All Projects] Kali Package Improvementpublic2018-01-13 08:53
Assigned Torhertzog 
Product Version2017.3 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0004473: Virtualbox
DescriptionVirtualBox doesn't work anymore on Kali because of depencies since the last upgrade of the system.
Additional Informationthe problem seems to be the kernel. I let you my log when i'm starting the program.
Attached Files
  • txt file icon Report.txt (234 bytes) 2018-01-12 17:56 -
    WARNING: The character device /dev/vboxdrv does not exist.
    	 Please install the virtualbox-dkms package and the appropriate
    	 headers, most likely linux-headers-amd64.
    	 You will not be able to start VMs until this problem is fixed.
    txt file icon Report.txt (234 bytes) 2018-01-12 17:56 +

duplicate of 0004464resolvedrhertzog update to linux-image-4.14.0-kali3 breaks dkms-bbswitch and nvidia-legacy-340xx 
has duplicate 0004474closedrhertzog virtualbox's vm doesn't run anymore after update 



kalibugs (reporter)

I confirm virtulbox doesn't run anymore


kalibugs (reporter)

I checked your Report.txt and probably to fix the problem you should:

apt-get install linux-headers-amd64 virtualbox-dkms


guigui201 (reporter)

I have already done it but the system says me that i have the last version of those programs


rhertzog (administrator)

I believe you are all affected by 0004464, the build of the virtualbox kernel module might have failed due to a missing dependency. Can you confirm that the following commands are fixing your problem?

# apt install libelf-dev
# apt install --reinstall virtualbox-dkms

Or simply dist-upgrading when the updated kernel packages get available (likely over the night)...


kalibugs (reporter)

VirtualBox's vm doesn't run anymore after yesterday update (5.2.4-dfsg-2).
I got following errors with any VMs I try to start:

VBoxManage: error: The VM session was aborted
VBoxManage: error: Details: code NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005), component SessionMachine, interface ISession


guigui201 (reporter)

Ok, the problem have been solved thanks to the solution of rhertzog.
That's really nice!
Thank you very much for your help!


rhertzog (administrator)

So closing the ticket as a duplicate of 4464.

-Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2018-01-12 17:56 guigui201 New Issue
2018-01-12 17:56 guigui201 File Added: Report.txt
2018-01-12 18:16 kalibugs Note Added: 0007801
2018-01-12 18:18 kalibugs Note Added: 0007802
2018-01-12 18:48 guigui201 Note Added: 0007803
2018-01-12 19:33 rhertzog Relationship added has duplicate 0004474
2018-01-12 19:36 rhertzog Note Added: 0007804
2018-01-12 19:36 kalibugs Note Added: 0007805
2018-01-12 19:54 guigui201 Note Added: 0007806
2018-01-13 08:53 rhertzog Assigned To => rhertzog
2018-01-13 08:53 rhertzog Status new => closed
2018-01-13 08:53 rhertzog Resolution open => duplicate
2018-01-13 08:53 rhertzog Note Added: 0007807
2018-01-13 08:53 rhertzog Relationship added duplicate of 0004464
+Issue History