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Title: vboxdrv: Fatal error in Kernel 4.8
ID: /2016/10/27/vboxdrv_-Fatal-error-in-Kernel-4.8
Created: October 27, 2016    Edited:  April 13, 2017
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With Oracle’s Virtual Box 5.1 the DKMS (Dynamic Kernel Management System) is no longer used to download source code and compile it for every Kernel Upgrade.

Go to Install latest VirtualBox 5.1 Ubuntu 16.04 for instructions on:

Also instead of Kernel version 4.8.1 which has the β€œDirty COW” security holes (What is dirty COW bug?), you should use the most recent kernel version 4.8.4 (as of October 27, 2016) which has the bug fix.

⇧ Upgrade to 16.10 causes desktop backlight flickering CPU on Ubuntu running high  β‡©