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

I downloaded virtualbox package from

and installed it. When i run virtualbox at the console this message appears:
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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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.

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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