Can't load virtualbox drivers on linux60

Hi everyone my issue is that i can’t load virtualbox kernel drivers on my manjaro instalation (i use linux60)
and whenever i’m running “sudo modprobe vboxdrv” I get :
“modprobe: ERROR: could not insert ‘vboxdrv’: Invalid argument”

Anyone know why this is happening ?

You don’t have the correct package. For linux60 it will be

sudo pacman -Syu linux60-virtualbox-host-modules

On Manjaro you can use

sudo vboxreload

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I am in no way an expert, especially not with virtualbox-related issues, but I do have virtualbox running her, and I also know I never did that modprobe to get it that way.

So I looked a bit deeper, searching pamac for all things virtualbox related:

$ pamac search virtualbox
virtualbox-host-dkms                                                                                                                                                                                        [Installed] 7.0.4-1                   community
VirtualBox Host kernel modules sources
virtualbox                                                                                                                                                                                                  [Installed] 7.0.4-1                   community
Powerful x86 virtualization for enterprise as well as home use

Those are the only two packages virtualbox-related I have installed. And since you’re not talking about virtualbox itself, I decided to look into virtualbox-host-dkms:

$ pamac info virtualbox-host-dkms
Name                  : virtualbox-host-dkms
Version               : 7.0.4-1
Description           : VirtualBox Host kernel modules sources
URL                   :
Licences              : GPL custom:CDDL
Repository            : community
Installed Size        : 11.7 MB
Groups                : --
Depends On            : dkms gcc make
Optional Dependencies : --
Required By           : virtualbox
Optional For          : --
Provides              : VIRTUALBOX-HOST-MODULES
Replaces              : virtualbox-source virtualbox-host-source virtualbox-host-modules-lts
Conflicts With        : virtualbox-source virtualbox-host-source
Packager              : Christian Hesse <>
Build Date            : Fri 18 Nov 2022 14:54:46
Install Date          : Wed 07 Dec 2022 12:19:47
Install Reason        : Installed as a dependency for another package
Validated By          : Signature
Backup files          : --

But I didn’t gain much. I then decided to see if the kernel module (that’s a driver in Linux FAIK) is loaded:

$ lsmod | grep --ignore-case vb
vboxnetflt             32768  0
vboxnetadp             28672  0
vboxdrv               581632  2 vboxnetadp,vboxnetflt


So it would seem you need to have virtualbox-host-dkms installed:

pamac install virtualbox-host-dkms

If you don’t have your kernel headers installed, which you need for -dkms packages, you can install the headers for all you kernels with:

pamac install $(pamac list --quiet --installed | grep "^linux[0-9]*[-rt]*$" | awk '{print $1"-headers"}' ORS=' ')

This will install the headers for all installed kernels.

Also make sure first you have the dkms package installed, from the extra repository:

pamac install dkms

Hope this helps!

Nice thanks a lot for the tips, just tested and it works fine seems dkms was missing