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Every time I try to run something in VirtualBox it keeps giving me an error, and I can't figure out how to fix it. I don't know how to fix it, and please be as detailed and easy to understand as possible, so I on't get confused. This is the error.

Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not   
loaded or there is a permission problem with /dev/vboxdrv  

Please reinstall the kernel module by executing '/sbin/vboxconfig' as root.

where: suplibOsInit what: 3 VERR_VM_DRIVER_NOT_INSTALLED (-1908) - The support driver is not installed. On linux, open returned ENOENT.

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  • The error message suggests to run sudo /sbin/vboxconfig in a terminal. How did you install virtualbox? – danzel Dec 24 '18 at 8:57
  • I installed it with the .deb file that you download from Oracles website – SonicStarMan Dec 24 '18 at 9:27
  • I also get this when I try that There were problems setting up VirtualBox. To re-start the set-up process, run /sbin/vboxconfig as root. – SonicStarMan Dec 24 '18 at 9:36

Lets try these steps:

  1. Install needed build tools:

    sudo apt install build-essential
  2. Build the kernel modules for virtualbox:

    sudo /sbin/vboxconfig
  3. Relaunch virtualbox.

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