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Re: vboxclient the virtualbox kernel service is not running
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2015, 03:55:56 PM »
 

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If this appears when you run LL on a real hardware, it is because the script that runs VboxClient, in case when Vbox kernel module isn't detected sends a notification message.
Fix is next:
Run this in terminal (providing a sudo password)
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gksudo leafpad /etc/X11/Xsession.d/98vboxadd-xclientfind the line
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notify-send "VBoxClient: the VirtualBox kernel service is not running.  Exiting."Now change notify-send to echo
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  echo "VBoxClient: the VirtualBox kernel service is not running.  Exiting."And save the file.
On next reboot it will not appear again.
Cheers  ;)
 


Re: vboxclient the virtualbox kernel service is not running
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2015, 04:09:54 PM »
 

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Yes that did it.

No error on reboot.

Win 7 booting ok on vb.

Many thanks misko_2083.

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Re: vboxclient the virtualbox kernel service is not running
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2015, 06:31:15 PM »
 

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It's not an error. It's an info that says you are not running a vboxguest module. And it's usefull only in the case you are running LL in VB as a guest OS.
Kind of reminder I guess.

You could have made it display some other text. :)
If you open a terminal window and run
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notify-send "I Love Cookies."It will display your message as a notification.  ;D
 

Re: vboxclient the virtualbox kernel service is not running
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2015, 01:48:30 PM »
 

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I do not use VirtualBox but also get the notification message. With Synaptic manager I removed all Virtual Box related packages and then reboot. This did not work. Then I saw some residual packages in Synaptic. I then used Lite Tweaks to autoremove packages, clean package cache and clean residual config files. After that and a reboot the message was gone.

I am not a computer expert but it worked and maybe this is of use for people who do not use VirtualBox at all and get that anoying message.

Greetings,
Ton.
 

Re: vboxclient the virtualbox kernel service is not running
« Reply #19 on: December 13, 2015, 10:26:58 AM »
 

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If this appears when you run LL on a real hardware, it is because the script that runs VboxClient, in case when Vbox kernel module isn't detected sends a notification message.
Fix is next:
Run this in terminal (providing a sudo password)
Code: [Select]
gksudo leafpad /etc/X11/Xsession.d/98vboxadd-xclientfind the line
Code: [Select]
notify-send "VBoxClient: the VirtualBox kernel service is not running.  Exiting."Now change notify-send to echo
Code: [Select]
  echo "VBoxClient: the VirtualBox kernel service is not running.  Exiting."And save the file.
On next reboot it will not appear again.
Cheers  ;)

SWEET !!!    Thank You so much  -  Misko_2083 "you ROCK" 

After LL 2.8  Some systems also require editing /usr/bin/VBoxClient-all  (open as "Administrator")
Last Edit: February 19, 2016, 11:43:55 AM by 0bWAN
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Re: vboxclient the virtualbox kernel service is not running
« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2016, 12:47:11 AM »
 

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Thanks for this!
I am just getting into LL. My regular OS is Ubuntu 14.04 on which I run various VB VMs. None of the Ubuntu forums had the right fix for this!
 

Re: vboxclient the virtualbox kernel service is not running
« Reply #21 on: March 06, 2016, 09:18:01 AM »
 

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I have removed the guest packages AND changed the line to echo, but I still get the kernel service not running announcement/error at startup. Is there another possible solution?
 

Re: vboxclient the virtualbox kernel service is not running
« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2016, 10:28:48 AM »
 

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I made a script wich worked for me (VMdebian8 jessie)
debian was missing some packages.

RUN IT IN YOUR VM !!

#!/bin/bash
# INSERT VBOXADDITIONS in your vm !!
su
apt-get update -q              
apt-get upgrade -q             
apt-get install -q linux-headers-`uname -r` make gcc dkms build-essential
mkdir /tmp/vbox
mount /dev/sr0 /media/cdrom0/
cp -rvf /media/cdrom0/* /tmp/vbox
cd /tmp/vbox/
./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run
reboot

I hope it's helpful ;)
 

Re: vboxclient the virtualbox kernel service is not running
« Reply #23 on: May 05, 2016, 06:54:02 PM »
 

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OK first post and I am a complete ICT numpty but re the virtualbox message, replacing notify-send with echo had no effect, totally removing both apps with virtualbox in the name also did not work. All by myself I had a little think, then remembering how I got Xpad to start on booting up by adding it to Startup I had a look in Settings>Settings Manager>Session and Startup, Application Autostart tab and sure enough there was 'vboxclient' with a tick by it, unchecking that worked... hope that helps somebody  ;)
 

Re: vboxclient the virtualbox kernel service is not running
« Reply #24 on: May 13, 2016, 05:54:59 AM »
 

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If this appears when you run LL on a real hardware, it is because the script that runs VboxClient, in case when Vbox kernel module isn't detected sends a notification message.
Fix is next:
Run this in terminal (providing a sudo password)
Code: [Select]
gksudo leafpad /etc/X11/Xsession.d/98vboxadd-xclientfind the line
Code: [Select]
notify-send "VBoxClient: the VirtualBox kernel service is not running.  Exiting."Now change notify-send to echo
Code: [Select]
  echo "VBoxClient: the VirtualBox kernel service is not running.  Exiting."And save the file.
On next reboot it will not appear again.
Cheers  ;)

Did that but i still keep getting the message when i boot up the laptop
Any idea what might be causing it? Running LL2.8


Solved after disabling vboxclient in session and startup
Last Edit: May 13, 2016, 05:59:17 AM by TMG1961
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Re: vboxclient the virtualbox kernel service is not running
« Reply #25 on: May 13, 2016, 10:20:43 AM »
 

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I thin You "may have" missed editing the second file ...


do both ...


  gksudo leafpad /etc/X11/Xsession.d/98vboxadd-xclient
gksudo leafpad /usr/bin/VboxClient-all
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Re: vboxclient the virtualbox kernel service is not running
« Reply #26 on: May 14, 2016, 06:51:05 AM »
 

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Solved after disabling vboxclient in session and startup
Glad it worked for you as well  :) , it worked on installations on two different laptops for me.
 


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