kernel modules 2.6.38-15-gerneric-pae not found

Asked by Lynne Stevens on 2012-05-20

Installing virtual Box first time I got no DKMS installed So I installed it Now I get
Error! Your kernel headers for kernel 2.6.38-15-generic-pae cannot be found
Some where I remember seeing this just can't find it

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Wyatt Smith
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2012-05-20
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Best Wyatt Smith (wyatt-smith) said : #1

DKMS stands for Dynamic Kernel Module Support. Unlike windows which uses a static kernel, the linux kernel is constantly being upgraded. Each time it is upgrade, some user space drivers/modules must also be upgrade and recompiled against the upgraded kernel. DKMS handles this task.

In order to recompile the vbox module against the upgraded kernel, it will need the proper kernel headers. This is what it is complaining about. You can manually install the propers header using Synaptic Package Manager from the System > Administration menu. In quick search box type in linux-headers. Select the appropriate header fors the 2.6.38.15-pae kernel and install.

Then vbox module will be able to compile.

Hope this help

Lynne Stevens (jackie40d) said : #2

I stumbled around and found the answer although it took hours . . I just had to get the question in the search right and I found the answer and had to change the end of it to match the pae file I needed ..

Lynne Stevens (jackie40d) said : #3

Thanks Wyatt Smith, that solved my question.