• Kernel update and virtulabox dependency error...

    Hello everyone…
    Newbie guy over here… 🙂

    I’m getting this error today and i’m not sure where else can i do this post… 😞 😞 😞

    Starting full system upgrade...
    resolving dependencies...
    looking for conflicting packages...
    error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
    :: virtualbox-host-modules-arch: installing linux (4.9.6-1) breaks dependency 'linux<4.9'

    Thank you so much for your time…!!!

  • That package virtualbox-host-modules-arch needs kernel 4.8 or less. Have you tried to use virtualbox-host-dkms instead?


  • @karasu
    I have to unistall “virtualbox-host-modules-arch” and install back only “virtualbox-host-modules-arch” …???

    Sorry if my question is a little stupid and thank you for your time…!!! 🙂

  • virtualbox-host-dkms

    instead of



    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    how to add system logs:
    wget http://bit.ly/2GCG9k2 && sh 2GCG9k2

  • Uninstall virtualbox-host-modules-arch and install virtualbox-host-dkms

    Then you will be able to update the kernel.

    By the way, there are no stupid questions here! 😉

  • @karasu I don’t know if this helps but I am running Kernel
    And after a recent fresh install I have Virtual-box 5.1.14 r112924 working by doing the following;
    First use add/remove to install Qt5-x11extras
    Then log in as root:

    # pacman -S linux-headers
    # pacman -S virtualbox virtualbox-guest-iso (Note; select - virtualbox-host-dkms)
    # pacman -S vde2 net-tools virtualbox-ext-vnc
    # modprobe vboxdrv 
    # nano /etc/modules-load.d/virtualbox.conf

    Paste the following into the new file and presss CTRL + X + Y to save and exit.


    Now add vboxuser to vboxusers group

    # gpasswd -a yourname vboxusers

    Now install the extensions pack from the Virtualbox website.

  • Thank you guys for your time…!!!

    This was the full answer/solution,thank you my friend…!!!

  • @leonidas My pleasure Leonidas.
    Regards - Steve

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