Old virtual machines are not working after upgrading the kernel version

I have upgraded the kernel version from 5.10 to 5.15 and it also upgraded the virtualbox kernel modules. The new boxes are working fine (check the last one, I just created for some testing) and old boxes (top 3) are not working, giving an error

The VM session was aborted.


Result Code: 
NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)
Component: 
SessionMachine
Interface: 
ISession {c0447716-ff5a-4795-b57a-ecd5fffa18a4}

Screenshot_20220802_020646

And here is the inxi output

System:
  Kernel: 5.15.55-1-MANJARO arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.1.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.15-x86_64
    root=UUID=722ab607-768e-474a-b27b-25c329d85c00 rw
    resume=UUID=72408540-0d23-4d2c-9b52-2f0c2af417b9 udev.log_priority=3
  Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.24.6 tk: Qt v: 5.15.5 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1
    dm: SDDM Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: TUF Gaming FX505GT_FX505GT v: 1.0
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: ASUSTeK model: FX505GT v: 1.0 serial: <superuser required>
    UEFI: American Megatrends v: FX505GT.311 date: 02/08/2021
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 35.2 Wh (98.3%) condition: 35.8/48.1 Wh (74.4%)
    volts: 12.5 min: 11.7 model: Simplo SDI ICR18650 type: Li-ion
    serial: <filter> status: N/A cycles: 41
CPU:
  Info: model: Intel Core i7-9750H bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Coffee Lake
    gen: core 9 built: 2018 process: Intel 14nm family: 6 model-id: 0x9E (158)
    stepping: 0xA (10) microcode: 0xF0
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 6 tpc: 2 threads: 12 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 384 KiB desc: d-6x32 KiB; i-6x32 KiB L2: 1.5 MiB desc: 6x256 KiB
    L3: 12 MiB desc: 1x12 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 800 min/max: 800/2600 scaling: driver: intel_pstate
    governor: powersave cores: 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800 4: 800 5: 800 6: 800 7: 800
    8: 800 9: 800 10: 800 11: 800 12: 800 bogomips: 62431
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Vulnerabilities:
  Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: Split huge pages
  Type: l1tf
    mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
  Type: mmio_stale_data mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
  Type: spec_store_bypass
    mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp
  Type: spectre_v1
    mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW,
    STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
  Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel CoffeeLake-H GT2 [UHD Graphics 630] vendor: ASUSTeK
    driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen9.5 process: Intel 14nm built: 2016-20
    ports: active: eDP-1 empty: none bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:3e9b
    class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: NVIDIA TU117M [GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile / Max-Q] vendor: ASUSTeK
    driver: nvidia v: 515.57 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 515.xx+
    status: current (as of 2022-06) arch: Turing process: TSMC 12nm
    built: 2018-22 pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 16 link-max: gen: 3
    speed: 8 GT/s bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1f91 class-ID: 0300
  Device-3: IMC Networks USB2.0 HD UVC WebCam type: USB driver: uvcvideo
    bus-ID: 1-11:2 chip-ID: 13d3:56a2 class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X:
    loaded: modesetting,nvidia alternate: fbdev,nouveau,nv,vesa gpu: i915
    display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.00x11.22")
    s-diag: 582mm (22.93")
  Monitor-1: eDP-1 model: Najing CEC Panda 0x0036 built: 2018
    res: 1920x1080 hz: 120 dpi: 142 gamma: 1.2 size: 344x194mm (13.54x7.64")
    diag: 395mm (15.5") ratio: 16:9 modes: 1920x1080
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 630 (CFL GT2)
    v: 4.6 Mesa 22.1.3 direct render: Yes
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: ASUSTeK
    driver: sof-audio-pci-intel-cnl
    alternate: snd_hda_intel,snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci_intel_cnl
    bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a348 class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: NVIDIA vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie:
    gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 16 link-max: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s
    bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:10fa class-ID: 0403
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.55-1-MANJARO running: yes
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.21 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: yes
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.56 running: yes
Network:
  Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH CNVi WiFi driver: iwlwifi v: kernel
    bus-ID: 00:14.3 chip-ID: 8086:a370 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
    vendor: ASUSTeK driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s
    lanes: 1 port: 3000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter>
  IF-ID-1: br-1eccf73e6106 state: down mac: <filter>
  IF-ID-2: br-a0596a8d9fbb state: down mac: <filter>
  IF-ID-3: docker0 state: down mac: <filter>
  IF-ID-4: vboxnet0 state: up speed: 10 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Intel Bluetooth 9460/9560 Jefferson Peak (JfP) type: USB
    driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-14:3 chip-ID: 8087:0aaa class-ID: e001
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: see --recommends
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 1.38 TiB used: 371.95 GiB (26.4%)
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Micron
    model: 2200V MTFDHBA512TCK size: 476.94 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
    logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter>
    rev: P1MA0V4 temp: 38.9 C scheme: GPT
  ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Western Digital
    model: WD10SPZX-11Z10T0 size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B
    logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 5400 serial: <filter>
    rev: 1A01 scheme: GPT
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 117.19 GiB size: 114.79 GiB (97.95%)
    used: 28.94 GiB (25.2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 200 MiB size: 196.9 MiB (98.45%)
    used: 274 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 343.05 GiB size: 336.6 GiB (98.12%)
    used: 154.65 GiB (45.9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 16.5 GiB used: 48.2 MiB (0.3%)
    priority: -2 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p4 maj-min: 259:4
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 45.0 C pch: 50.0 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 2400
Info:
  Processes: 348 Uptime: 1d 4h 17m wakeups: 8 Memory: 15.48 GiB
  used: 5.96 GiB (38.5%) Init: systemd v: 251 default: graphical
  tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 12.1.0 clang: 14.0.6 Packages: pacman: 1326
  lib: 332 Shell: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.19

This is fixed after upgrading to latest kernel 5.19.

what worked for me, was to uninstall the extension pack, and install the one that matches the virtualbox version. you have to start virtualbox as root

Likely not the kernel but the extension pack which is only required if you use usb passthrough.

Opening the settings page for your vm and set USB to 1.1 is usually fixing the issue.

You don’t need root for that

That I have already checked, even I started with usb 1.1 or disabling the USB interface. It was stillnot working. Then as stated above, I changed to new kernel and enabled vboxdrv with modprobe and it is now working.

May be I forgot to enable the vboxdrv after upgrading the kernel to 5.15 earlier