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Old 10-25-2007, 01:17 AM   #1
mahdif
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virtualbox problem in slackware


I downloaded virtualbox package from slacky.eu
http://www.slacky.eu/repository/slac...irtualbox-ose/

and installed it. When i run virtualbox at the console this message appears:
Code:
The character device /dev/vboxdrv does not exist.
         Please install the virtualbox-modules package for your kernel.

         You will not be able to start VMs until this problem is fixed.
I searched for a packege named virtualbox-modules but i couldn't find it on the internet.
 
Old 10-25-2007, 01:49 AM   #2
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http://www.virtualbox.org/download/

1.5.2/vbox-kernel-module-src-1.5.2.tar.gz

At download, various ver. yours is 152

There's the source (not a package) which compile, make your own module, and with other utility(s) make a Slackware package.

But I don't know if that's what you need to do. I just snooped, that's all.

http://www.google.com/linux?hl=en&q=...ox&btnG=Search

http://www.linux.com/feature/119047

http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

http://www.google.com/linux?hl=en&q=...es&btnG=Search

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Alan.
 
Old 10-25-2007, 06:15 AM   #3
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Dear acummings

I fixed the problem. Actually in slackware there's no /etc/init.d. I must go to /etc/rc.d/vboxdrv and start the kernel module from there.
 
  


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