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Virtualbox Kernel driver not installed in Ubuntu?

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I tried to use my Virtual Box and this is the error I received – (I just updated to the new Ubuntu also) and I am VERY new at this Linux OS.

Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

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. Users of Ubuntu, Fedora or Mandriva should install the DKMS

package first. This package keeps track of Linux kernel changes and

recompiles the vboxdrv kernel module if necessary.

Virtualbox Kernel driver not installed

Accepted Answer

Re-install virtualbox-dkms package first

sudo apt-get autoremove virtualbox-dkms
sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r` dkms virtualbox-dkms

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After that You can enable it manually

sudo modprobe vboxdrv
sudo modprobe vboxnetflt

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