VirtualBox linux58-virtualbox-host-modules not working on 5.8.11

Hi I installed linux58-virtualbox-host-modules and I get the error:

WARNING: The vboxdrv kernel module is not loaded. Either there is no module
available for the current kernel (5.8.11-1-MANJARO) or it failed to
load. Please recompile the kernel module and install it by

       sudo /sbin/vboxconfig

     You will not be able to start VMs until this problem is fixed.

Any way around this?


You have to reboot the system.

I can think of three causes

  • a partially updated system
  • a pending restart after a kernel update
  • a mirror change without a full system update

Due the pamac-mirrorlist.timer - I would recommend doing - the better safe than sorry approach

sudo pacman -Syyu

Then reboot and retry

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What does the extra y do?

force syncronize the package database with your primary mirror.


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