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When I try to launch a virtual machine from Virtualbox, it tells me that the Virtualbox kernel driver is not loaded, or there is a permission problem with /dev/vboxdrv.

Please reinstall the kernel module by executing /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup as root.

It also tells me that I should install the DKMS package first (which I have done).

Now, the mentioned files to not exist in my system. How do I fix this?

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    Can you reinstall Virtual Box? I haven't used VM programs in a while, so I don't really know what's going on with them. – TheWanderer Aug 24 '15 at 14:54
  • Is there anything you did which you believe may have caused this? – user364819 Aug 24 '15 at 15:03
  • @Zacharee1 I tried reinstalling and it still is missing. – Ketchup901 Aug 28 '15 at 7:34
  • @ParanoidPanda I do not recall anything. – Ketchup901 Aug 28 '15 at 7:35
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I experienced the same issue. You may try to include Orace's VirtualBox repository as described in [1]. Before you have to uninstall virtualbox (apt-get remove virtualbox). Then you have /etc/init.d/vboxdrv and can use it to recompile the virtualbox drivers in case DKMS fails.

[1] https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads

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