Arch Linux Virtualbox Update

Gosh! I just found this in my list of draft posts (originally written in early 2010). I thought I might as well post it as it could be useful to someone out there?

Again, this is one of those posts more for me, but hopefully other people might find it useful.

Recently I updated my Arch Linux box

# pacman -Syu

and during this update a new kernel was added – which meant that my VirtualBox installation didn’t work any more, chucking out the following message

The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not loaded or there is a permission problem with /dev/vboxdrv. Re-setup the kernel module by executing

‘/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup’