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    Virtual Box

    You recently provided updates that required VirtualBox server files. That was corrected in a few days.
    I updated to 4-18-5 kernel and of course it ****ed up Virtual Box.
    Now, I have to use the previous kernel release.
    I used the Videos app in Fedora 27 and it worked fine. But you ****ed it up in Fedora 28.
    You're ****ing up more than you're fixing.

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    Re: Virtual Box

    That will happen every time there is a kernel change as it needs to be rebuilt with the new kernel. One solution to this is to use the virtualbox repo rather than individually downloading the standalone file and manually installing (building) it.

    The "you" that are here on the forum are just users like you & me - not the Fedora developers. We're all just tying to help each other out when we get stuck.

    ;-)
    Change - the only constant.

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    Re: Virtual Box

    Well, I'm also having issues. I'm using from the repo. Well, from RepoForge... not from Oracle's incomplete repo that doesn't include things like VirtualBox Server.

    It seems there is a patch being applied when akmods is run... a patch that apparently shouldn't be. It looks like the effect of the patch is to apply the changes to utils.c that were applied in the Debian/Ubuntu version to fix 4.18.x compatibility. However, that is breaking things on Fedora 28.

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    Re: Virtual Box

    For what it's worth, I just tried it using the "official" Oracle repo, and that install is broken as well. In a similar manner (problems building the kernel modules). Yes, I am using secure boot. Yes, I did sign the kernel modules under both the Oracle version and under the RepoForge version. RepoForge is much closer to working IMO... just needs that autopatching stopped when running akmods... that or the patch corrected to actually work.

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    Re: Virtual Box

    I had to (in my CentOS) turn OFF secure boot to get my VirtualBox update to build/install. It failed repeatedly before that. I don't remember, but I think I was able to turn secure boot back on afterwards.

    - just a thought. VirtualBox has certainly changed something ...
    Change - the only constant.

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    Re: Virtual Box

    Quote Originally Posted by lightman47
    I had to (in my CentOS) turn OFF secure boot to get my VirtualBox update to build/install. It failed repeatedly before that. I don't remember, but I think I was able to turn secure boot back on afterwards.

    - just a thought. VirtualBox has certainly changed something ...
    You just need to sign the driver modules for it to work w/out disabling secure boot. That isn't my problem, as I mentioned in my post: I've signed my modules and had no issues.

    For now I've reverted to kernel 4.16, and once I signed my driver modules all works correctly. This is 100% due to a faulty patch being applied by the VirtualBox kmod shipped from RepoForge.

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    Re: Virtual Box

    How does one 'sign driver modules'?
    Change - the only constant.

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    Re: Virtual Box

    I used these instructions, or something very like them
    https://gist.github.com/gabrieljcs/6...6b40100130270d

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