Dynamic Kernel Module Support (DKMS)

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Why do I get “Required key not available” when install DKMS modules or after a kernel upgrade?

When I try to install DKMS modules like VirtualBox, Nvidia, or Broadcom drivers, they do not install and I get Required key not available. This issue may appear after a kernel update as disabled ...
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Could not load 'vboxdrv' after upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 (and I want to keep secure boot)

I upgrade from Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04 and since then VirtualBox 5.0.18 isn't starting my VMs anymore. It complains that 'vboxdrv' isn't loaded. So I try to load it and get the following error: $ sudo ...
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VirtualBox 4.3 on Ubuntu 13.10 unable to run VM

Like Ubuntu 13.10 VirtualBox Error Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) I am also having a problem I keep getting the following error : Trying to register the VirtualBox kernel modules using ...
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Command to rebuild all DKMS modules for all installed kernels?

Occasionally, my system gets into a state where some kernels are missing a module or two, because DKMS somehow forgot to compile those modules for that kernel. Rather than spend time diagnosing the ...
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How do I fix a vboxdrv setup failure in VirtualBox?

So, I tried creating an OS with VirtualBox, and I got this error: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not loaded or there is a permission ...
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Nvidia drivers don't work with mainline kernel

I want to try some of the new features in the btrfs filesystem, and to do that I need to use a newer kernel than is included in Ubuntu 12.04. To do that, I have installed linux-headers-3.4.0-030400_3....
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What does DKMS do? How do I use it?

I've seen a few mentions about DKMS recently but it's not clear what it's actually doing on my system. What does DKMS actually do and how do I use it?
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dkms: rebuild kernel module for manually installed upstrem kernel

I installed an "upstream kernel" (downloaded deb and installed with dpkg) because of an issue I have with the default kernel (see https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/956918) Now the ...
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`Error! Could not locate dkms.conf file`

During a recent apt-get dist-upgrade of 12.10 I received the following error: Setting up linux-headers-3.5.0-19-generic (3.5.0-19.30) ... Examining /etc/kernel/header_postinst.d. run-parts: executing ...
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VBox on 14.04, Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

On Installing Virtual box on Ubuntu 14.04, I got following message: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not loaded or there is a >...
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Has 3.19.0-65 introduced new Secure Boot requirements to 14.04 LTS?

My laptop came with 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) LTS. Since then, I have made no significant changes, and I have been applying updates whenever I was notified of them. On 2016-07-15, I was applying updates ...
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Cannot load vboxdrv module in 12.04 and 3.2.0-23-realtime

I'm trying to start virtualbox without success, please give some advice on how to fix it: The GUI opens up successfully and I can add existing images but when I try to start a virtual machine, I get ...