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Old 11-07-2008, 12:33 PM   #1
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Virtualbox OSE is stuck at spawing session

When ever I tell Virtualbox OSE to start a session it just stops at spawning session and just sits there. What is wrong...?
Old 11-07-2008, 01:23 PM   #2
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Distribution: Switched to regualr Ubuntu, because I don't like KDE4, at all. Looks like vista on crack.....
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If you start it from a terminal, it may throw off some error messages, that might give you a clue.....
Old 11-15-2008, 09:08 PM   #3
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Virtual box is stuck at respawning....

If your linux kernel was just recently updated that breaks the vboxdrv module and it has to be rebuilt. This can cause what you are seeing. From the root prompt do /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup. It'll go through some steps of stopping the driver and rebuilding it for the new kernel, finally restarting the driver. You should then be able to strt vbox and your vm.


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