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Can not start VirtualBox on Fedora19

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I am getting the error message below on a Fredora 19 system when attempt to start VirualBox Any help will be greatly appreciated :

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 '/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup' as root.

posted Oct 8, 2013 by Deepak Dasgupta

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Did you ran the /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup script as root?
I did and it complained that "modprobe vboxdrv" failed.  And verified that 'vboxdrv' is not in /dev.
And what's the complete error ?  Looks like you don't have the kernel-headers / devel packeges so the module isn't being properly compiled.... we need the complete log to confirm it.
Have you installed DKMS?

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