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[Resolved] Installing virtualbox on backported Debian Stretch

PostPosted: 25. Aug 2019, 09:34
by quakeboy02
I've got an Asus VC66-C computer, which uses an Intel Copperlake processor. I had to use the backported kernel to be able to use the sound device. I am unable to get virtualbox working as there is no vboxdrv. I assume it's because of the backported kernel. I installed the backported virtualbox, but still no vboxdrv. Has anyone else run into this and found a solution?

Re: Installing virtualbox on backported Debian Stretch

PostPosted: 25. Aug 2019, 19:33
by socratis
quakeboy02 wrote:I installed the backported virtualbox

Don't use the distro-specific VirtualBox, use the official one from the Download VirtualBox » Linux distributions, it's the only one supported here, and the only one that's guaranteed to work.

Re: Installing virtualbox on backported Debian Stretch

PostPosted: 29. Aug 2019, 05:31
by quakeboy02
Sorry for not replying earlier. I'm not getting any notices from any boards for some reason. I've just started the download, and hopefully that'll take care of it.

Bob

Re: Installing virtualbox on backported Debian Stretch

PostPosted: 29. Aug 2019, 06:06
by quakeboy02
D'oh! I must not have noticed in earlier attempts that I needed to install the headers for the backported kernel. Once I did that I got a vboxdrv. So, I think it's OK.

Bob

Re: Installing virtualbox on backported Debian Stretch

PostPosted: 29. Aug 2019, 07:34
by socratis
quakeboy02 wrote: I'm not getting any notices from any boards for some reason
User Control Panel » Board Preferences » Edit posting defaults » Notify me upon replies by default: YES.

quakeboy02 wrote:I needed to install the headers for the backported kernel. Once I did that I got a vboxdrv.
You must have gotten an error message that the headers were missing. If not, then that's a bug. If yes, you have to do your due diligence... ;)

Glad you got it going, marking as [Resolved].