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I've installed a fresh installation of OpenSUSE 11.0 and when I have installed VirtualBox, it prompted me that it failed to start due to a driver model being missing. To fix it, I needed to compile it. No problems.
I go in Konsole, type /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
This is what I got:
Stopping VirtualBox kernel module done
Recompiling VirtualBox kernel module failed
(Look at /var/log/vbox-install.log to find out what went wrong)
I went to the log and to my surprise, I saw:
make: No such file or directory.
Then, I knew that my C compiler wasn't installed. So, I pop a visit in YaST, install gcc, and still nothing. There's no C compiler, and I've installed gcc!
You probably miss the kernel headers. Check if the package kernel-source is installed. Beware, the version of the kernel-source package must match exactly the version of the kernel you're running. As you probably already know, you can check using
It could be a mismatch, but I have found the package kernel-pae, which is the kernel with the PAE extensions, that the version is 22.214.171.124-0.2, but I'm not too sure if I should touch it...
It looks like the kernel-pae is not installed, or at least you're not running it. Anyway, the make step usually looks for the kernel sources using the uname -r command. It is actually looking for the 126.96.36.199-1.1 headers and evidently it cannot find them.
You can either install the newer kernel or install the older kernel sources. Also note that the kernel sources package is the same, despite you've installed the pae, debug, xen, or any other version. It is the version number that makes the difference.