GA Kernel Modules Rebuilding at Every Boot / Removed at Reboot, Shutdown

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Re: GA Kernel Modules Rebuilding at Every Boot / Removed at Reboot, Shutdown

Postby chrisretusn » 2. Apr 2022, 12:04

fth0 wrote:The vboxadd shell script contains an internal function named "info()", which is used "all over the place" to generate the messages you've already screenshotted and marked yellow. I just tried to use layman terms when writing "info statements".

Takes a look... ah I found it... might be useful to add additional clues to see were I am in the script.

I'm curious what you'll find out, please let us know. :)
I will. I was truly hoping there would be something already. Oh well, guess I'll be learning how this works.
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Re: GA Kernel Modules Rebuilding at Every Boot / Removed at Reboot, Shutdown

Postby fth0 » 2. Apr 2022, 16:07

chrisretusn wrote:Oh well, guess I'll be learning how this works.

I can perhaps help you with interpreting the results, if you tell me what's happening in vboxadd in your guest.

FWIW, in my Linux Mint guests the GA kernel modules are not removed when shutting down, and I haven't read similar complaints from other users. But since Slackware is not that common any more, it's possible that more/all Slackware users are affected.
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Re: GA Kernel Modules Rebuilding at Every Boot / Removed at Reboot, Shutdown

Postby chrisretusn » 4. Apr 2022, 10:38

fth0 wrote:I can perhaps help you with interpreting the results, if you tell me what's happening in vboxadd in your guest.

FWIW, in my Linux Mint guests the GA kernel modules are not removed when shutting down, and I haven't read similar complaints from other users. But since Slackware is not that common any more, it's possible that more/all Slackware users are affected.

Thanks.

What is weird, now when I exit the guest it no longer (at least the last few uses) removes the drivers.

As for other Slackware users, I posted about this problem before on the Slackware forum, no one is having this issue, even those who use the blob installer like me.

I am trying to think the best way to troubleshoot this. I am thinking of disabling the scripts in init.d so they do not start at boot up then do it manually and step it though.
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Re: GA Kernel Modules Rebuilding at Every Boot / Removed at Reboot, Shutdown

Postby chrisretusn » 4. Jun 2022, 11:20

I have not abandon this. I just have not had time to trouble shoot this effectively. One thing for certain is the issue is in the vboxadd script in /etc/init.d.
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Re: GA Kernel Modules Rebuilding at Every Boot / Removed at Reboot, Shutdown

Postby buddman014 » 18. Aug 2022, 16:51

I am seeing this same issue with my Slackware 14.2 32 bit guest. Have you made any progress?
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Re: GA Kernel Modules Rebuilding at Every Boot / Removed at Reboot, Shutdown

Postby chrisretusn » 19. Aug 2022, 11:44

No. Unfortunately troubleshoot this take a bit of time. It's on my to do list.

I am glad I am not alone on this problem. I posted about it on the Slackware Forum (linuxquestions.org), no one else seem to be having this issue. It could be many are not using the Guest Additions. I have three Slackware virtual machines installed; Slackware64-current, Slackware64-15.0 and a Slackware64-current with Guest Additions installed.
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