Reinstalling VirtualBox on Linux

Reinstalling VirtualBox may fix issues with a missing kernel driver wanting to install dkms and run “/sbin/vboxconfig”. This error usually happens when going between VirtualBox major or point releases. It can also happen when upgrading the Linux operating system.

Uninstall old Virtualbox by

apt remove virtualbox


dpkg -r virtualbox

Then reinstall new Virtualbox:

gdebi virtualbox*.deb