Manjaro Linux Notes

VirtualBox Kernel Problems

VirtualBox is complaining that the kernel module is not loaded?

  • uname -a [… X.X.x.x-x-MANJA…]
  • sudo pacman -S linux{XX}-virtualbox-host-modules
  • sudo /sbin/rcvboxdrv setup

Sometimes package managers don’t install the correct subpackages; and sometimes they can’t or are given the wrong dependency information. My experience setting up my developer environment on Manjaro for the first time led to an error where the wrong virtualbox kernel was installed. So thanks to this reply on the Manjaro forums, I was able to find the correct version, install it, and re-run VirtualBox’s setup.