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What does this error message indicate and want can I do to fix it?

asked 2017-02-26 23:54:09 -0600

Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is probably not loaded.You may not have kernel driver installed for kernel that is runnig, if so you may do as root: dnf install akmod-VirtualBox kernel-devel-$(uname -r)If you installed VirtualBox packages and don't want reboot the system, you may need load the kernel driver, doing as root: akmods; systemctl restart systemd-modules-load.service

where: suplibOsInit what: 3 VERRVMDRIVERNOTINSTALLED (-1908) - The support driver is not installed. On linux, open returned ENOENT

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Have you already tried out the things the error message proposes? If yes, what exactly was the output? If no, why haven't you?

Axel Sommerfeldt gravatar imageAxel Sommerfeldt ( 2017-02-27 03:21:19 -0600 )edit

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answered 2017-02-27 02:56:47 -0600

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I assume that this happened today after patching Fedora 25? At least my VirtualBox did this today and I temporary fixed this:

sudo setenforce 0 (Disables SELinux) sudo /sbin/vboxconfig (Fixes VirtualBox)

After Rebooting your system these commands has to be run again. I assume that FIX is on the way and you should not need to do this for long.

I'm a beginner Linux user and there might be much better way to fix this, but I had to do something and fast to get back to work. So those commands helped me.

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The fix is available now, so setenforce 0 and dnf update should fix this problem.

Axel Sommerfeldt gravatar imageAxel Sommerfeldt ( 2017-03-01 01:44:43 -0600 )edit

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