I’ve installed VirtualBox (with Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop) and Guest Additions on my Windows 7 machine.
Every time it boots up I get the following error message which goes away:
vboxclient the virtualbox kernel service is not running. exiting.
How can I disable this message? I’ve tried the following:
But I am still seeing the message when logging in.
Any suggestions on how to fix this?
Here is Solutions:
This usually happens when you update the Guest’s Linux Kernel.
After each update, you need to do:
For Host (installing server)
sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
For Guest (installing additions)
sudo /etc/init.d/vboxadd setup
The reason why inserting the VBox addition disk again works is because that’s one of the things the installation procedure does as well.
Try eject the VBOXADDITIONS cd image on ubuntu and “insert” it again from Vbox menu. I was just having this same problem and doing this fixed it.
I’m running Ubuntu 15.04 on Virtualbox 5.02. The same notification went away after I selected two “restricted drivers” from Virtualbox.
More specifically, from Software & Updates > Additional Drivers tab, there are two drivers previously not selected: Using x86 virtualization solution – X11 guest utilities from virtualbox-guest-x11 and Using x86 virtualization solution – guest addition module source for dkms from virtualbox-guest-dkms. The notification was gone after I selected to use these two proprietary drivers.
Update: one of these two drivers seem to cause a repository inconsistency when I run
apt-get update. I chose to
use the package maintainer's version to solve the inconsistency, and haven’t run into any further problem.
If you just want to prevent this warning from showing when you boot up your system, follow the description here: Look for the file
/etc/X11/Xsession.d/98vboxadd-xclient) and comment out line 26 giving the warning as shown below:
if ! test -c /dev/vboxguest 2>/dev/null; then # Do not start if the kernel module is not present. # notify-send "VBoxClient: the VirtualBox kernel service is not running. Exiting."
(Works on Ubuntu 16.04.)
Pay attention to the purge command which deletes configuration files
sudo apt-get purge virtualbox-guest-x11 virtualbox-guest-utils virtualbox-guest-dkms
I’ve found it here
Note: Use and implement solution 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂