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Re: [opensuse] Installing VirtualBox
  • From: Stan Goodman <stan.goodman@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2009 15:28:08 +0200
  • Message-id: <200902091428.08576.stan.goodman@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Monday 09 February 2009 16:02:46 Jos van Kan wrote:
Stan Goodman schreef:

Knowing that an automatic update replaced my kernel only a few days
ago, I chose to d/l kernel-source. YaST then asked for the installation
disk, and installed from there. I did not notice that there was
anything about downloading and applying incremental changes, and I can
only hope that it did this and I didn't notice. Does this sound to be
what should have happened, and it is safe to retry the integration of
the VB kernel modules? YaST says the installed kernel-source is now

Jos van Kan registered Linux user #152704

Do from the command line
1) uname -a

(this gives you the current kernel version) then

2) ls -l /usr/src/linux

stan@Poblano:~> uname -a
Linux Poblano #1 SMP 2008-12-04 18:10:04 +0100 x86_64
x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
stan@Poblano:~> ls -l /usr/src/linux
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 16 2009-02-09 12:11 /usr/src/linux ->

They are both the same. YaST, however, shows that the installed kernel files
(including kernel-source) are, which is not quite the same.

(this gives you the version of the source you have) and check if the two
versions are the same. If not, update the source to the right version.

If they are, retry the integration of the VB modules.

Jos van Kan registered Linux user #152704

Stan Goodman
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